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8-WEEK-WORKSHOP: PITCH PLUS TEN – SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT COURSE

28 August at 19:30 - 22:30

€120

28 August – 16 of October, every Tuesday from 7:30 – 10:30pm

This is a practical, hands-on screenwriting & pitch proposal course.

8 consecutive weeks | 1 evening per week | 3 hours per session | plenty of homework

WHO IS IT FOR? This course is for anyone who has ideas for a script, but doesn’t know what to do with them. It is far people with limited experience in writing and for people who find themselves procrastinating about the subject.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT? At the end of this course, you will have a: Title | Logline | 1 Page Synopsis | Treatment |First Ten Pages | Pitch Proposal Document | 1 minute Elevator Pitch (Participation is a must!)

 WHAT IS THE AIM? The aim of the course is to help you acquire the skills, strategy and knowledge to:

  • Develop your ideas, if you don’t know how to
  • Stop procrastinating about writing
  • See something through if you lack discipline
  • Gain insight & knowledge
  • Improve your confidence

You will be given a definite framework to work to that contains some lecture-style instruction with

games & exercises. You also receive constructive feedback and encouragement from the group &

myself. So, if you want to see results, come, be heard AND WRITE!

WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER? The course will cover the following topics:

  • Techniques to generate, flesh out & develop inspiration, concepts & background
  • The importance of loglines, concept statements, outlines, synopsis, treatment
  • Theme & Tone: Your subject matter & how you present it to your audience
  • Conflict: No struggle, no opposition, no story
  • Characterization: Creating memorable characters & exploring subtext
  • Structure: Building structure & texture in the world of your script
  • Screenplay Formatting
  • Visual Storytelling: We will gain insight into our story by collecting media, information
  • Dialogue: Writing compelling dialogue & giving characters a unique voice
  • Rewrite: If you can’t write a compelling first 10 pages, nobody will read the rest

PARTICIPANT FEE: €149 (regular); €120 (early bird until 15.06.)

ABOUT THE HOST:

I am Anthony Straeger and have been a filmmaker for over 25 years. I have submitted to some many festivals it is untrue and it is only now as Festival Director for the Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest that I realise all the mistakes I have made and the money I have wasted. What I want to do is help filmmakers to not make the mistakes I have made and to gain more success for the work they have created.

Details

Date:
28 August
Time:
19:30 - 22:30
Cost:
€120
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1870744676297115/

Organizer

Anthony Straeger
Email:
info@anthonystraeger.com
Website:
www.anthonystraeger.com

Venue

lighthaus.berlin
Finowstr. 5
Berlin, 10247 Germany
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Phone:
03051302825
Website:
http://lighthaus.berlin