Mar 25 - May 16
Screenwriting: Revising Your Feature
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Naomi Foner

Due to the popularity of this course, we are no longer accepting applications. To be notified of a future offering of this course, click here. DEADLINE WAS CHANGED TO: Friday, February 19 at 2pm PT.

Acceptances start after the deadline, and occur on a rolling basis.


Revise your feature film screenplay, with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. In this intensive live, eight-week online course, you will rewrite your screenplay through assignments and feedback from small group workshops.

In class sessions, you will examine successful screenplays, gain a deeper understanding of core screenwriting concepts and how they move from script to screen. You will then move into a small group breakout session with a course advisor where you will workshop your writing and those of your peers, and continue to revise your script. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session with your advisor focused on your project. 


By the end of the course, you will: 

  • sharpen your understanding of screenplay structure.
  • hone your major dramatic question.
  • refine the world and tone for your screenplay.
  • further develop your characters, their dramatic problems, and antagonists.
  • sharpen your dialogue.
  • learn how to give notes to your peers and process notes from your peers and advisors.
  • understand how to approach a rewrite.

This course is ideal for:

  • writers who have completed a draft of their feature-length screenplay and are looking for guidance from other writers and/or experienced screenwriters in revising their screenplay.
  • writers who have completed a full draft of their feature-length screenplay and want to receive more formal education about screenwriting and/or want to take their work into a workshop setting.

Course enrollment is approximately 36 participants, with a participant-to-advisor ratio of nine-to-one. To apply, you should have completed a draft of the screenplay you plan to work on in the course.


COURSE DETAILS

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

Sundance Co//ab provides accommodations and support services to participants with disabilities. Accommodations and services are designed to meet the needs of each participant. Please email us at collab_courses@sundance.org to arrange for services. 

  • DURATION: Eight weeks, March 25 - May 16
  • SCHEDULE: Thursday, 1pm - 3:30pm PT
    • Extended last class session: Thursday, May 6, 1pm - 4:00pm PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between May 10 - 16
Instructor
Naomi Foner has spent her career as a screenwriter exploring the exquisite complications of family. She was nominated for an Academy Award and received the PEN West and Golden Globe Awards for her original screenplay RUNNING ON EMPTY, starring River Phoenix and directed by Sidney Lumet. Agricultural Fair. more...
Advisor
Q. Terah Jackson uses historical dramas and science fiction to examine personal and public questions about the human condition. His achievements in writing have been honored by his alma maters – the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) and Howard University, by the Writers Guild of America-West, and by Film Independent, and received attention from the Nichols Fellowship. more...
Advisor
Lise Raven is a US/EU filmmaker. Her debut feature LOW, set in the gritty world of the Brooklyn boxing scene, was screened internationally. more...
Advisor
Lindsay holds an MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. She has overseen two scripts from script to screen as a writer/ producer. SPOONER, starring Matthew Lillard (SLAMDANCE), and DOUCHEBAG (SUNDANCE) both released theatrically. Most recently Lindsay sold PLAY NICE starring Mary Lynn Rajskub. more...

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