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Screenwriting With Lisa Katzman

Every Thurs­day from May 23 through June 27 @ 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm

This work­shop will focus on the devel­op­ment of screen­plays that explore social themes — includ­ing racism, class inequal­i­ties, labor rela­tions, reli­gious dis­crim­i­na­tion, incar­cer­a­tion, envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion, and gen­der and sex­u­al bias — and the con­nec­tion between these themes and indi­vid­ual psy­cholo­gies, as well as com­mu­ni­ty, kin­ship, and larg­er social and polit­i­cal relations.

We will study the craft of screen­writ­ing through a diver­si­ty of approach­es from Aris­to­tle to Hor­ton to McK­ee, and exam­ine a num­ber of impor­tant films (includ­ing CHINATOWN, NOTHING BUT A MAN, THE CONFORMIST) as we learn the ele­ments of cin­e­mat­ic sto­ry­telling. Par­tic­i­pants will devel­op either a short or a fea­ture-length screen­play. Work will be shared dur­ing in-class cri­tiques on a reg­u­lar basis.

This course will be lim­it­ed to 12 par­tic­i­pants. The cost for six week­ly ses­sions is $325.

Reg­is­ter Here on the Peo­ples Forum Website!

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