Script Structure & Writing
What you'll learn
It starts with an idea, but how do you get it to a project for sale? This course walks the student through developing their ideas/concepts into a properly formatted script. What works? Structure? Writing to the budget and hitting all the benchmarks to get your script past the readers and coverage screeners to get in front of the right person to get it made. We will examine scripts that work, scripts that don't and the common mistakes of freshman writers that block their work from getting into the proper hands. I will also offer one on one courses that read and give feedback on a student's completed script, providing professional coverage of that project to assist in eventual sale.
This class is perfect for
Students with an idea or a draft that want to turn it into a full length script for eventual sale or representation; as well as students looking for professional script coverage from an industry professional with almost two decades of experience.
Smith’s reputation for high-quality motion pictures on moderate budgets has resulted in solid industry affiliations and partnerships. From development to post production, his partnership with production company, Everything’s Fire allows a “soup to nuts” ability through legal delivery. While horror has been his base, Smith is moving into other genres. With 2018’s action-comedy, Garlic and Gunpowder with an all-star cast featuring Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox, Judy Tenuta and James Duval he has his 80s teen true comedy, Memoirs of a Class President in development with Paramount Pictures and Netflix. His successful virtual reality short spin-off of his Corey Feldman cult classic, 6 Degrees of Hell was acquired by Samsung , starring A Nightmare on Elm Street horror icon, Amanda Wyss. With a solid team of producers well-versed in state tax credits and rebates, top-end directors of photography and some of the best post-production figures on both coasts for sound, music, digital and makeup effects; Smith is able to move efficiently in getting a film into and through production
What to bring
Students with an idea that want to turn it into a full length script for eventual sale or representation; as well as students looking for professional script coverage from an industry professional with almost two decades of experience.
How to participate
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