Prep: From Concept to Outline

$495.00

This 6-week online workshop leads you through a guided, step-by story and character development process to evolve your idea/concept into a solid script outline. This will enable you to start writing script pages with a clear plan.

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Start Date:  April 23, 2018

Class Title: Prep: From Concept to Outline
Class Type: Online
Class Presenters: Tom Benedek
Class price: $495

OVERVIEW

Breaking story effectively is the essential first step in the screenwriting process.

In this popular 6-week online workshop, you will take your idea or story from the concept stage to script outline form.

You will also become acquainted with a thorough but simple approach to script development you can access for all your future writing projects

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

A proven, professional approach to script structure, brainstorming, character and plot building

COURSE DETAILS

  • Six lectures to guide you through the script outlining process
  • Six writing assignments to develop and build your story
  • Live weekly workshop teleconference scheduled at convenient times
  • Due dates to keep you creatively active and paced
  • 24/7 online discussion/Q&A forums moderated by Instructor

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

Aspiring or Experienced:

Screenwriters

TV writers

Novelists

Non-fiction writers

Playwrights

Anyone who wants to take a script idea and get it ready to for writing a first draft


TESTIMONIALS

“Tom Benedek is a teacher, writer and coach who puts in the extra time and effort to make sure that every story he mentors serves a necessary purpose. His expertise with characters and stories is transcended by how he goes out of his way to make sure that scripts provide the emotional punch that reminds us why we became screenwriters in the first place.”

~ Max Lance – Winner 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting

“Tom – Thank you for running such an excellent workshop. I learned so much, and it was a really great environment for trying out new ideas and getting honest, supportive feedback.”

~ Erin O’Connor, screenwriter – Miss Virginia(2018) with Uzo Aduba(Orange is the New Black)

“Tom has a very incisive understanding of all the ingredients that make a great screenplay.  He’s also a first rate writer and a wonderful teacher.”

~ Producer Michael Shamberg – Erin Brockevich, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty

‘Tom is great to work with – – a wonderful screen and TV writer. He understands how series television is built on the page and knows how to talk about it with students and professionals.’

~ Josh Brand – TV Writer-Producer —The Americans, Northern Exposure, Amazing Stories

“The Prep class has given me a set of practical tools to use to take the bare glimmer of a concept to outline in six weeks.”

~ James Tichenor

“I honestly can’t wait to get started on this script now, and to use what I’ve learned in Prep to go back and rewrite other scripts.”

~ Paul Labich


BENEFITS OF THE ONLINE SCREENWRITING MASTER CLASS EXPERIENCE

    • Access courses 24/7 on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    • Supportive, lively online community from around the world.
    • Feedback from experienced instructor who is a also a professional screenwriter