WRITING FOR TV AND FILM: A MASTER CLASS WITH SHOWRUNNER PATRICIA GREEN 10 weeks
Date(s) - 09/08/2018 - 11/17/2018
Flatiron Writers Room
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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Flatiron Writers Room
Emmy-winning writer-producer Patricia Green will teach this intensive 10-week workshop on writing professionally for the screen, designed to result in a first draft screenplay or television pilot. Class is limited to ten (10) students, to be chosen from writing samples.
This workshop will cover how to decide which screen to aim for, pitching ideas, story structure and development, character arcs and voices, editing story and dialogue, rewriting, and an overview of film/TV production, including working with actors. Participants will develop a story, write a short outline and a first draft screenplay or teleplay over the 10 week period, guided by Ms. Green, with one-on-one coaching provided as needed. Participants should be able to devote enough time to read their colleagues’ work and give feedback as well as doing their own writing for the class.
Before registering, email a writing sample (film/TV scripts or plays preferred, but not required; writing sample may be of any length, but limit one sample per applicant) to Patricia Green at flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com with the subject heading: GREEN WRITING SAMPLE.
EXCEPTION: IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADMITTED TO THIS CLASS THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE – YOU MAY SIMPLY REGISTER.
Deadline for writing sample submissions is August 17, 2018, but eligible applicants will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. All applicants will be notified of admission no later than August 31, 2018.
Once Ms. Green admits you to the class, complete your registration and payment through Eventbrite, then read your Eventbrite registration confirmation email for what you need to know and bring for the first class.
Some familiarity with film history and access to classic films are recommended. Participants will also be expected to format their work properly. For those who don’t choose to invest in Final Draft, the industry-standard screenwriting program, basic screenplay format templates are available for download.
The class meets Saturday afternoons 2:30-5:30pm. There will be NO CLASS on October 13th. Cost: $350
To pay by check once admitted to the class, mail your check to the Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC 28806.
About Patricia Green
PATRICIA GREEN has written and produced iconic TV dramas including North and South, Cagney and Lacey, L.A. Law, China Beach, Chicago Hope and Christy. Nominated for seven Emmy awards, she has won three and been honored with the Humanitas Prize for promoting human dignity and freedom through film, as well as Christopher, GLAAD, Golden Globe and Scott Newman awards. She has taught screen and television writing at the University of Southern California, UCLA and The American Film Institute.
What’s the refund policy?
Inclement weather: If the instructor has to cancel a session due to weather, the Flatiron Writers Room will email you and post an announcement on our website by 11am. the day of the session. The instructor will reschedule the missed class for a time convenient to as many participants as possible. The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until seven days before the first class session, via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.