SCREENPLAY WRITING WORKSHOPS
A perfect practical training Foundation
for an EXCITING Career!
HOW TO WRITE SCRIPTS FOR MOVIES
WHY THESE WORKSHOPS?
GOA becomes the venue for the International Film Festival of India. After two IFFI events, the film culture is slowly and gradually beginning to develop in this State. With this in mind, Goa’s premier –
STENODAC ACADEMY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND CINEMATOGRAPHY – is conducting three special Summer Workshops related to the Film Industry.
The Workshops are:
(1) SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY WRITING
(2) FILM / TV ACTING
(3) DIRECTOR’S CRAFT – DIRECTING FILMS
Among the first of its kind, these workshops will have just 10-15 participants, aspiring to get a BASIC FOUNDATION in the various aspects of these respective avenues in the film industry. The workshops are held in PANJIM and MARGAO and are conducted by expert Faculty from the Film Industry with over 20 years in the field. Though the Workshops are fully practical, a lot of study material will be provided to the participants during the workshop.
ASPIRING TO BECOME A FILM OR TELEVISION PROFESSIONAL?
Films are loved by people all over the world. There is a constant need for good movie scripts (also known as ‘screen-plays’) to feed this demand, and somebody has to write them. As a screenwriter, you can create different genres of movies ( thrillers, action, horror, comedies, love stories, etc), decide how you want to develop those engrossing stories, plan how their characters will play their roles, and do much more. You could even adapt a favorite book for the screen.
Writing screenplays is one of the highest paying jobs a writer can do. In the 1990s, Joe Esterhaus made headlines when he earned $ 3 million for writing BASIC INSTINCT. Since then, screenwriters have gone on to earn fees that previous generations could only have dreamed of.
It doesn’t stop there. A successful screenwriter can write his or her own ticket in show business. Many go on to direct, produce, and even act in their screenplays.
The story of how Sylvester Stallone wrote the Rocky movies for himself to star is now legendary. Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, and Cameron Crow are other examples of writers who maintain creative control over their own work.
STENODAC’S FOUNDATION WORKSHOPS
Our unique Foundation Workshop is a great way to get started. Want to write a TV specific script? Or maybe you’re just looking to learn the basics of playwriting or screenwriting? This Workshop is for beginners who have the desire, possible talent, and inclination towards script-writing but do not have the proper FOUNDATION and want to get their basics right.
You will get lots of free-wheeling script-writing wisdom and the know-how in many other “Good Stuff” areas.
Welcome. You’re among writers here.
If you’re eager to break into the world of scriptwriting, STENODAC’S SCRIPT WRITING WORKSHOP can point you in the right direction. The short two-week practical Workshop will include components that inter-weave with three mediums:
SCREENWRITING: Writing scripts for feature-length Films
TV WRITING: writing Scripts for episodic TV Dramas and Comedies
PLAYWRITING: writing Scripts for Stage Plays
How do you write a screenplay that might get bought by a studio or a production company? Write a compelling script that’s impossible to stop reading, vividly cinematic, properly conceptualized, and formatted.
Most writers break into TV writing by joining the staff of an existing show. To win those jobs, you may need to write two or three great “spec” scripts – perfectly executed episodes of still-current shows.
The theater is the oldest form of dramatic storytelling, and many still consider it the most electrifying. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience.
SIMILARITIES & DIFFERENCES
Though there are many similarities between these forms, there are also significant differences. If you’re hoping to write something and see it produced (somewhere, even in a small theatre) in a relatively short time, you have the best chance by writing a play. Breaking into the professional world of screenwriting and TV writing is usually a long haul.
Writing a screenplay in professional format includes – telling your story, polishing your plot, honing your dialogue, and learning screenplay structure. At any rate, the making of movies is a collaborative process which demands that those in screen-writing produce a document in a particular format, notation and length called a ‘script.’ It is a combination of the story, the dialogues, and the play on the screen (screenplay).
This WORKSHOP will begin to acquaint you with the screenplay format writing rules and screenwriting etiquette you’ll need to know about. Learning how to write a screenplay involves many facets but this FOUNDATION Workshop will give you a head start on your endeavors, including practical information to help you get your scripts ready. And hopefully turned into movies.
STRUCTURE OF STENODAC’S – SCRIPT WRITING WORKSHOP
Understand the necessary elements and conventions of a well-written feature-length Screenplay, and gain the ability to put that knowledge to use. Gain a perspective on the development of writing for the screen from classic films to current trends.
Understand the Actor’s process and the aspects of the Screenplay that help the Actor to bring the character on the page to life.
Complete the first draft of a feature Screenplay.
Write a Short Screenplay
What Makes Good Story?
Well-developed feature Films
Elements of Screen-writing
Two detailed study books of over 600 pages will be given as post-workshop reference material.