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Screenwriting Foundations: Character

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

Rachel Ellis Adams

Actors and directors get the headlines, but where would they be without scripts from writers? Compelling characters are at the heart (and in the capillaries) of all great movies.  In this workshop, we will explore the process of creating interesting, complex, and believable characters from the ground, up.  Emphasis will be on writing for feature-length narrative film rather than episodic television or short films, but there is much overlap. Sessions will include lecture, film clips, discussion, in-class writing, small-group workshopping and a (fun!) writing assignment between the two sessions.  The first session will include an overview of basic screenwriting conventions and formatting rules.  The second session will be based on writing done by participants over the weekend (participants will be asked to bring multiple printed copies).  No prior screenwriting experience is required.

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/16
Limited to 8 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Contact: Rachel Ellis Adams, readams@mit.edu


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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MIT Building 2, Room 135
182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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