Jan 13 - Mar 2
Screenwriting: Core Elements (Level 1)
Registration is now closed for this session.
Jessie Keyt

The course will be held live in our virtual classroom Mondays, January 13th - March 2nd from 9am-11am PST. All online class sessions are recorded and made available to registered participants who are unable to attend a live session. Course applications are now being accepted. (All online class sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.)

Learn the core 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 write your first draft. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a writing workshop with a renowned advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

The application period for the course has ended. Watch the Sundance Co//ab newsletter for updates on future course offerings.

Jessie Keyt is an Assistant Arts Professor in the Department of Dramatic Writing at Tisch and a development, story, and script consultant for independent filmmakers and production companies in the US and Europe. Clients have included Alicia Keys, Nickelodeon, Working Title, 9 Story Media, and Bard Entertainment. more...
Olivia McCormick is screenwriter and playwright from Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Film and Television. more...
Michael Castelaz holds an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University. As an educator he has worked with Northwestern University’s High School Institute program, Columbia, and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. more...

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