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Screenwriting Series with Kathy Berardi: The Craft of Writing a Screenplay

  • The Lovett School, Classroom CC202 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 3: The Craft of Writing a Screenplay

DATE: 11/4/17
TIME: 11:00am-2:00pm
LOCATION: The Lovett School, Classroom CC202
PRICE: $50 Non-Members/$40 ATLFS Members | SERIES: $170 Non-Members/$136 ATLFS Members

Students who attend class no. 3 will continue building incremental knowledge needed to either start their first screenplay, or continue building their craft. This session will also welcome new students with standalone material that doesn’t require attendance of the first two classes as a pre-requisite or to fully understand and appreciate what will be offered in this session.

In-class warm-up & workshop:

Students who attended class no. 2 and return with their completed assignment (character bios) will receive in-class review and feedback.

The craft of screenwriting will then be broken down, examined and demonstrated in this session, covering the following key formatting elements of screenwriting mechanics:

  • General rules from sluglines to capitalization
  • Structure of a scene
  • Dialogue formatting

Check out Kathy Berardi's instructor bio here!