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Screenwriting Series with Kathy Berardi: Before Page One – Crack Your Premise and Plot

  • The Lovett School, Black Box 4075 Paces Ferry Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)
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The “Screenwriting Series” will be offered once again by the Atlanta Film Society in Fall 2017. This class is ideal for writers new to the art and craft of screenwriting. Attendees will have the opportunity to dive-in Hollywood style with a four-part collaborative workshop series. The series, taught by Kathy Berardi, an independent writer-producer and UCLA MFA Screenwriting alum, embraces the philosophy of learning by doing. Beyond receiving instruction and how-to advice in each class, students will roll up their sleeves and collaborate with the instructor and each other with creative brainstorms, process and content critiques and real-time discussion following in-class viewing of movie examples.

This series also serves as a helpful introduction to writers interested in learning the foundation of screenwriting to prepare themselves to write a full script in the follow up potential Advanced Mentored Workshop class that may be offered next in January/February 2018 (TBD).

CLASS 1: Before Page One – Cracking Your Premise and Plot

DATE: 10/7/17
TIME: 11:00am-2:00pm
LOCATION: The Lovett School, Blackbox
PRICE: $50 Non-Members/$40 ATLFS Members | SERIES: $170 Standard/$136 ATLFS Members

In class no. 1, students will learn the essentials to coming up with a story that will sustain them to write 100+ script pages that will in turn warrant 100+ minutes of their audience’s attention. Below are highlights of what will be covered in this segment: 

  • How to tell a good story
  • Coming up with a logline
  • Developing the basic idea of a story

Check out Kathy Berardi's instructor bio here!