No Excuses: Start That Screenplay NOW!
Taught by Timothy Cooper
Timothy Cooper is a screenwriter, improviser, food writer, and wicked bocce player. His first feature, Away From Here, starring Nick Stahl, Alicia Witt, and Ray Wise, is about to do the festival circuit. He was nominated for a WGA Award for writing and directing his web sitcom, Concierge: The Series, starring comedians from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Last Comic Standing, the Onion News Network, Upright Citizens Brigade, and more. Most recently, Timothy wrote and directed the digital sitcom pilot We Are Criminal Masterminds, a nationwide top-five finalist in the Samsung Second Screen Storytellers Competition at the 2012 New York Television Festival. He is also the creator of 365 Loglines, where he posted an original movie idea every day for a year.
This class meets at our Court Street location
Back by popular demand!
No more writer's block. No more excuses.
With this 2-night power screenwriting workshop, you'll overcome that fear of Page 1 and make writer's block a thing of the past. Whether you're a first-time writer with a burning idea for a great movie, or you're a more experienced writer who needs to get that new screenplay started (or rebooted), we'll make it all happen right here, right now.
Using fun brainstorming techniques, engaging story/theme questions, and easy outline templates, you'll write your first 10 pages AND complete your whole movie outline in just 2 nights. Seriously.
We'll use the following techniques, and many more:
• Constructing a blockbuster logline
• "Worst day of your life" story approach
• Using the "10-minute minimum" to end writer's block forever
• Character development via the "fatal flaw"
• "List of 100" for conflict development
• "If that, what else?" world-building
• How to write daily even if you have a full-time job and/or are a parent
No more simply talking about it—we're getting that idea out of your brain and onto paper NOW!
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