Sept 1 - Oct 25
Screenwriting: Core Elements (Sept. 2020)
Registration is now closed for this session.
Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten

Learn the core elements of writing a screenplay for a feature film, with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. In this live, online course, you will develop a new script idea into an outline that can be used to write your first draft. The eight weeks will cover character development, theme, story arcs and visual storytelling. Sessions include presentation, discussion, and interactive exercises. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.


The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

  • DURATION: Eight weeks, Sept 1 - Oct 25
  • SCHEDULE: Tuesdays, 8am - 10am PT 
    • Extended first class session: Tuesday, Sept 1, 8am - 11am PT
    • Extended last class session: Tuesday, Oct 13, 8am - 10:30am PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between Oct 19 - Oct 25
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 11 at 2pm PT

Applications are now closed.

Instructor
Marietta is a Swedish screenwriter for TV and film, and an international script consultant. Films she has consulted on have competed in film festivals around the world and include THE BABADOOK, NANCY, HUNTING SEASON, H., DIAMOND ISLAND, THE FITS, LE QUATTRO VOLTE, THE HEIRESSES, THE LOAD, MEDITERRANEA, PORT AUTHORITY, SOLE, LITIGANTE, YALDA, PARI, SVINALÄNGORNA, TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG, POP AYE, DA DOG SHOW, BASHATA (THE FATHER), CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO, JESUS, BLANKA, and others. more...
Advisor
Rochée Jeffrey is a writer/director/performer who hails originally from Jamaica. As a television writer, her credits include Golden Globe-nominated comedy series SMILF (Showtime), and producer on the upcoming series WOKE starring Larmorne Morris (Hulu). Most recently, Rochée served as a supervising producer on BIGGER (BET+), and SANTA INC. (HBO Max). more...
Advisor
Kimberly Barrante is the geeky offspring of a chemist and a librarian. She began her career as a playwright in New York City, after receiving a BA from Emerson College. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing at Tisch NYU before moving to Los Angeles. more...
Advisor
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Richard came to light as a screenwriter after winning a Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. His first pitch sold to Paramount and Cruise/Wagner Productions for Nicole Kidman to star. He has since written for, among others, Warner Brothers Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Lifetime Productions, Bunin/Murray Productions, CBS Television Studios, and Robert Greenwald Productions. Richard remains active within Nicholl Fellowships and is a frequent reader for the competition. more...
Advisor
Straddling the studio and indie worlds, Simone has a particular interest in supporting diverse voices and filmmakers. Clients have included Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures and the Sundance Film Institute. more...

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