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Screenwriting Intensive (Summer 2019)

  • 18 Jun 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 22 Jun 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Literacenter, 651 W. Lake St.
  • 7


  • This registration is for students new to Chicago Dramatists.
  • Discount built specifically for those people who are members of sister organizations
  • 40% off for our friends and cohorts at The Annoyance Theatre!
  • 40% Discount for our friends and colleagues at Chicago Screenwriters Network and the Off Campus Writers Workshop!

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Screenwriting Intensive 

Instructor: Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

Have a story idea for a great Hollywood movie? Or a script you’ve begun to write? Or a play you want to adapt into a motion picture?

This four-day intensive class teaches the realities of how Hollywood evaluates screenplays. It’s not a marketing class, but a deep dive into bringing ideas to life for the Hollywood mindset. It will help you unearth that great hook that will cause a producer to shout, “That’s a movie!”

The class emphasizes visual storytelling and the ever-important logline. We will analyze and map out the classic story structure of a screenplay that went on to be made into an Oscar-winning movie.

There will be ample time allotted to discuss participants’ ideas, stories, structures, and scenes. This class is applicable to any movie genre.

Notes: Students will be asked to read an assigned screenplay prior to the class Tuesday, June 18.  

Sessions/Weekday 4 days 
Start/End Date 6/18-6/22 (Tuesday-Saturday)
Time Slot 9am - 1pm

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