Screenplay Rewrite Course

SCREENPLAY REWRITE COURSE  –  Summer 2016

 

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DATE: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Wednesday, August 17, 2016

TIME: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. PST

FEE: $895

Limited to 6 participants

 

 

 Note: Registration is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email gordy at bluecatscreenplay.com. Thanks!

Workshop instructor Gordy Hoffman guides participants who have completed first drafts of their screenplay through the rewrite process.

(Requirement: Students must have completed first drafts of their screenplay.)

ABOUT GORDY HOFFMAN

A proud member of the Writer’s Guild of America, Gordy’s screenplay LOVE LIZA, directed by Todd Louiso and starring his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. He made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW screened at the Milan Film Festival, made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, and won the Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York. Gordy’s short film, DOG BOWL, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. He’s currently developing a feature for Abigail Spencer.

Gordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the UCLA Professional Program in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and England. He’s presented at numerous writing conferences, including IFP Script to Screen Conference, Lit Week at Lighthouse Workshop, Willamette Writers Conference, Script DC Conference, as well as serving as judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. He sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the Film and Media Studies Department at his alma mater, the University of Kansas.

Raised in Fairport, New York, Gordy founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge.

ONLINE COURSE

The Online Script Workshop will afford the convenience of workshopping your screenplay with Gordy Hoffman on your own schedule, conveniently at your own computer.

GOAL

By the end of the course, all students have the tools needed to create and implement a solid rewrite plan. Most importantly, participants will walk away with a revised and more developed screenplay.

Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a certificate from BlueCat and Gordy Hoffman verifying their achievement of the work.

ASSIGNMENTS

Each writer will submit written material to the workshop as outlined in the weekly schedule. Participants read each other’s weekly work prior to class. All members are asked to provide comments on the scripts/weekly assignments, as this will provide a much richer experience for all the participants. Gordy will provide weekly written notes on each assignment, approximately 24 hours prior to each class, in addition to verbal feedback during each class.

WEEKLY SESSION

The screenwriting workshop meets online once per week, Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. PST.  Each participant will receive individualized weekly feedback from the workshop in a supportive, courteous, and forthright environment. Writers will have the opportunity to rewrite and develop their script based off the workshop feedback. A constructive, creative, and supportive atmosphere will be strongly encouraged.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

This is a live workshop (with two-way video) via Skype group video calling and email correspondence. In order to participate, you’ll need the following items:

Computer!

High-Speed Internet Access

Internet browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari) to connect to Skype

Web Cam

Note: This program may not be taken on an iPad or tablet computer

COURSE SYLLABUS

Week 1 (06/15/16)

Introductions. Break down and discuss scripts. Read screenplays available from fellow writers.

Week 2 (06/22/16)

Break down and discuss scripts. Read screenplays available from fellow writers.

Week 3 (06/29/16)

Workshop will brainstorm and discuss ideas and potential changes for each screenplays.

Week 4 (07/06/16)

Outlines and Pitches. Writers will submit written development material (notes, outlines, beat sheets, treatments, character sketches, etc.) to workshop for further discussion.

Week 5 (07/13/16)

Rewrite first 15 pages of your script.
Review material available from fellow writers.

Week 6 (07/20/16)

Rewrite pages 1 to 30 of your script.
Review material available from fellow writers.

Week 7 (07/27/16)

Rewrite pages 1 to 45.
Review material available from fellow writers.

Week 8 (08/03/16)

Rewrite pages 1 to 60.
Review material available from fellow writers.

Week 9 (08/10/16)

Rewrite pages 1 to 75.
Review material available from fellow writers.

Week 10 (08/17/16)

Complete whole draft.

 

Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a certificate from BlueCat and Gordy Hoffman verifying their achievement of the work.

Questions? Please contact Gordy at gordy@bluecatscreenplay.com. Thanks!

 

REGISTER:

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