Craft: Writing the Character-Driven Screenplay – David O. Russell and Alexander Payne

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Take a close look at specific examples in the work of David O. Russell and Alexander Payne, celebrating their cinematic genius and absorb specific craft techniques they use systematically in their movies

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Class Starts: August 21

Class Title: Craft: Writing the Character-Driven Screenplay – David O. Russell and Alexander Payne
Class Type: Online
Class Presenter: Tom Benedek
Class price: $95

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OVERVIEW

Almost nothing excites an agent, manager, producer or studio executive more than reading a script with fully realized, three-dimensional, and compelling characters.

OVERVIEW

Take a close look at specific examples in the work of David O. Russell and Alexander Payne, celebrating their cinematic genius and absorb specific craft techniques they use systematically in their movies

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You will learn how they build characters, how they maximize emotion on screen in dramatic situations. You will discover creative approaches to developing a character driven story embedded with strong dramatic tension and the right amount of humor.

COURSE DETAILS

  • Five lectures written by Tom Benedek
  • Special insider tips
  • 24/7 online forum discussions moderated by instructor
  • Writing exercises with instructor and class feedback
  • 90-minute live teleconference between instructor and class members
  • Logline workshop.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

Screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, and playwrights who want to empower their writing and enrich their characters through the use of archetypes.


TESTIMONIALS

“I have taken two classes with Tom, and both were remarkable. I not only learned a great deal, but also found myself part of a very supportive and dedicated community of writers. Tom set a perfect tone, emphasizing craft and commitment while at the same time encouraging us to experiment, play with ideas, and create.” – Erin O’Connor

I have thoroughly enjoyed the lectures and Tom’s insight, encouragement, and feedback. I highly recommend these courses to anybody — from beginners to those farther on the screenwriting path.” – Goran Spoljaric

“Tom is terrific. For someone like me who’s read the basic texts and slogged through writing several less-than-great pilot scripts, his approach and insightful comments were really helpful.” – Chris Cowley

“What makes Tom stand out are: his ethics; his true caring and concern for each student and that student’s work; and his commitment to help each student successfully get what he or she needs to learn next to write a polished script — whether for the big screen or for tv. Thanks, Tom” – Melodie Beattie


SPECIAL OFFER: THE CRAFT PACKAGE with Tom Benedek

The Craft Package offers all eight Core classes for nearly 50% off and enables you to go through all of the content on your own time! For more information, go here.


BENEFITS OF THE ONLINE SCREENWRITING MASTER CLASS EXPERIENCE

  • Access courses anytime and anywhere on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Learn the craft amidst a supportive, lively, and fun online community from around the world.
  • Receive feedback from instructors who know the business and have a passion for teaching.

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