If you have a script that’s a complete draft, but know it needs work…
Or a partially completed draft where you’re stuck and can’t find your way out… or a story you’ve rewritten multiple times, but are not yet happy with…
Consider the Ancient Proverb:
“Writing is rewriting.”
Divided into easy to handle, manageable steps, the rewrite can be the very best phase in your screenwriting process.
It’s never easy. But once you are rolling, that rewrite phase can be fun, exhilarating.
Class Starts: February 3, 2020, July 6, 2020
Class Title: Pages II: Rewriting Your Script
Class Type: 10 Week Online Workshop
Teacher: Tom Benedek
Class Price: $795
Rewrite your draft in this 10-week online workshop and master a clear and simple approach to the rewrite process. Writing is rewriting. But what exactly to rewrite? Where to start? Drill down into your story to understand it more clearly Go from FADE IN to FADE OUT on your next draft to move it toward readiness for the market, for sending to agents, managers, contests, production companies, contests or shooting the film.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
A professional approach to rewriting your script: how to do a clean read assessment to identify assets, issues, complete inventory of characters, theme, plot, pace, creating your own personal framework to guide you from FADE IN to FADE OUT.
The first four weeks, you’ll assess your current draft, identifying problems as well as content that works; brainstorming solutions; working up a revision outline.
The next four weeks, you’ll knock out your new draft: Week 5 – Act One. Week 6 – The first half of Act Two. Week 7 – The second half of Act Two. Week 8 – Act Three.
The last two weeks: Week 9 and 10 – Polish and Edit.
- Ten lectures written by Tom Benedek with clear methods to incorporate into your rewrite process
- Weekly due dates to keep you on track
- Workshop environment — constructive critique from your fellow writers
- Extensive and detailed feedback from me: Tom Benedek
- Conveniently scheduled weekly teleconference workshop meeting with instructor and class members
- Special insider tips
- 24/7 online forum Q&As moderated by instructor
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- Screenwriters who are looking for insight, traction in their rewrite process
- Screenwriters who benefit from a structured environment to motivate them through the rewrite process
- All writers who want to learn a professional approach to rewriting
FORMER STUDENTS/COLLEAGUES SAY:
“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
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.