Do you have a great idea for a screenplay? Learn about the industry in this four-week structured workshop!
On Thursday evenings from July 24 - August 14, from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Riverside Public Library downtown (downstairs quiet room), director/producer/screenwriter Scott Russell will be leading a workshop that will walk you through the steps necessary to write, develop, and pitch a screenplay.
Topics covered to include:
- The differences between screenplay structure and prose.
- Keys to developing an engaging story and dimensional characters.
- Making scenes grab the audience, and pop.
- Bringing emotional truth to your scene through character.
- Pitch outlines.
- The Five C's of dialogue.
- The state of the industry and getting your screenplay read.
- Obtaining representation and getting your story produced.
Registration is $80 for this four-week, ten-hour course.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 951 790 2458 to reserve your space today. Please RSVP.
The library is located at 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, across from the Historic Mission Inn.
About the Instructor:
In twenty years working in the entertainment industry, Scott Russell has achieved success as a film director, producer, photographer, creative director, editor, and writer, for studios including Fox Kids, Warner Brothers, Disney Imagineering, Buena Vista Home Video, Saban, The History Chanel, Warner Interactive and Sony Pictures. Scott has mentored with Group 101 Films, and the California Museum of Photography. He has written for film and television, produced over fifty short films, and his first feature film Exquisite Corpse is currently being distributed through VMI Worldwide. Scott is the Program Chair for the School of Visual Communications at Westwood College, and has taught Media Arts classes for eleven years, including courses in film and video production, digital imaging, writing for games and screenwriting. Scott obtained his MFA in Film & Television from Chapman University, and his award-winning films have been screened in festivals worldwide, and seen on national network television. He lives with his wife in a mostly-empty nest in Riverside.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM