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Learn how to give shape and form to your second act with an experienced screenwriter as your guide. During this eight-week course you will learn techniques for crafting scenes, developing character, and writing dialogue as you continue to hone the working draft of your screenplay’s second act. Sessions will include presentation and discussion on topics tailored to course participants, and breakout sessions to give feedback on individual works-in-progress. 


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, May 15 - July 3
  • SCHEDULE:  Fridays, 10:30am - 12:30pm PT
    • Extended first class session: Friday, May 15, 10:30am - 1:00pm PT
    • Extended last class session: Friday, July 3, 10:30am - 1:00pm PT

Instructor
David Schwab, is a screenwriter based in New York City. Since 2014, Mr. Schwab has been an adjunct professor of screen writing at the Graduate Film school at Columbia University. He has also taught at the French film program, La Femis. more...
Advisor
New York, NY, USA
Born and raised in India, Sushma is a writer/director based in New York City. She writes stories that explore identity, freedom, and the myth of the American Dream. She is an active champion of intersectional feminist storytelling. more...
Advisor
Éva is an award winning film editor having worked with directors such as Francis Coppola, Barbet Schroeder, Peter Bogdanovich and Anjelica Huston. Her screenwriting and feature film directorial debut, An American Rhapsody, starred Tony Goldwyn, Nastassja Kinski and a young Scarlett Johansson. The film is based on the true life events of Éva’s family escaping from Communist Hungary leaving their infant child (Éva) behind. The film received won multiple awards on the Festival Circuit and was released by Paramount Classics. After discovering the bestselling Hungarian novel, Budapest Noir, she developed the script and went on to direct it. It premiered at the Chicago Film Festival, and has played at many other festivals such as Chicago International, Palm Springs, and Shanghai. It is now available on Amazon, Kanopy and other VOD platforms. Éva has taught film directing and thesis film editing at NYFA for ten years and this is her 5th time as advisor on Sundance Collab. more...
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