The highest quality films seem to be made on a very small budget. Fewer and fewer big-budget movies go forward but more and more low budget films are made each year. Every screenwriter should have a low-budget script in their drawer.
Class Starts: May 11, 2020
Class Title: Craft: Writing the Low Budget Script
Class Type: Online
Class Presenter: Tom Benedek
Class price: $95
The challenges of writing a solid low budget script force the screenwriter to plan more carefully and emphasize the things which make a film great – character and plot.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Strategies to create a full-sized story and character canvas tailored for low budget production, simple how-to approaches used in break-out low budget projects, how your own low budget script project can be best actualized.
- Four Lectures by Tom Benedek
- Fundamentals of Low Budget Story Creation
- Analysis of Ground-Breaking Low-Budget Scripts.
- Strategies to Create a Full Sized Creative Canvas
- Budget and Casting
- Workshop Your Low Budget Logline for Instructor and Class Feedback
- 90-minute Live Teleconference with Instructor and Class Members
- Daily Forum Q&As
- Live Online Q and A Text Chat with well-placed, indie focussed talent agent
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.
“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
“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 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
“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.”
~ Michael Shamberg, Producer – Erin Brockovich, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty
“No teacher has been more influential to my career than Tom Benedek. From the University of Southern California to ScreenwritingMasterClass.com, Tom’s classes have never failed to encourage, educate, and inspire. In addition to my graduate coursework at USC with Tom, I have greatly benefitted from both ‘Network Hollywood’ and ‘Writing the Original Pilot Script’ at Screenwritmasterclass.com. I recommend Tom’s classes to every aspiring and developing screenwriter I meet.”
~ Adair Cole, Screenwriter — Norco (Dir. Mark Romanek, Prod. MadRiver)
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, Screenwriter
“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, Author
“Many thanks Tom, I got an enormous amount out of this 10 day dash.”
“I’d recommend Screenwriting Master Class to anyone who’s serious about writing screenplays.”
“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 Core 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.