Learn the foundational elements of writing a screenplay for a feature film, with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 1 course, you will develop a new script idea into an outline that can be used to create your first draft. Sessions include presentations/discussions, interactive exercises, a writing workshop with a renowned Advisor from the Sundance network, and a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.


Applications for this course are now closed. 


The course will run Mondays, September 9-October 28 from 10AM-12PM PDT. Class size is limited to 30 participants. All online class sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

Instructor
New York, NY, USA
Christina Lazaridi is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and expert in dynamic story design. Projects she has authored, or actively developed have won awards at Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals, Oberhousen, Sarajevo Film Festival, Sundance, SXSW, and the Ariels (Mexican Oscars), among many others. Her most recent feature film, ​NOBODY'S WATCHING, (co-written with director J. Solomonof) premiered in the International Competition section of the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the top acting award. more...
Advisor
Peter Biegen is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, film maker and wanna-be alchemist. He co-wrote the screenplay THE LAST LULLABY (with Max Allan Collins) and wrote and directed the short film CEREMONIES OF THE HORSEMAN (starring Richard Schiff and Josh Zuckerman). more...
Advisor
Writer/Director Peter Livolsi is an alum of Loyola Marymount University, the American Film Institute, and the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. His film THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW starring Academy Award-Winner Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Maude Apatow, and Michaela Watkins was released theatrically in 2018. more...
Advisor
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jonathan Wysocki grew up in the theatre, his experiences spanning from Europe to Africa. He worked as a feature programmer for the LA Film Festival, for major studios such as MGM and ABC, and as an independent producer on features like ​THE HAMMER​ and THRASHER ROAD​. As a writer/director, Wysocki has completed five award-winning short films. more...

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