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Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp (Winter 2018)

  • 26 Jan 2019
  • 27 Jan 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 26 Jan 2019, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 27 Jan 2019, 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • The Literacenter (641 W Lake St.)
  • 10


  • This registration is for students new to Chicago Dramatists.

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Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp 
Instructor: Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke

Do you have a play that might work well as a movie? Or perhaps your story idea does not fit the play mold?  This two-day bootcamp offers an intense, nuts and bolts study of the essentials of writing for film. You will explore the similarities and differences between the mediums of stage, film, and TV. Then you will dive into action lines, hooks, loglines, visual thinking, plus much more! Make sure to come ready with a play or idea you want to cinematically bring to life.

Prerequisite: None

Sessions/Weekday 1 Saturday & Sunday
Start/End Date Jan 26 - Jan 27
Time Slot  Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sun 2:00pm - 6:00pm

About the Screenwriting & TV Track

The Screenwriting & TV track is designed to provide writers with a solid foundation for writing for film and TV. It consists of the following courses:

  • Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp
  • Screenwriting Structure Intensive
  • Screenwriting in Progress
  • The About - Screenwriting Workshop

Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp is a prerequisite for the Structure Intensive, which in turn is a prerequisite for Screenwriting in Progress.  The About has no prerequisite.

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