Workshop DescriptionWorkshop Name: 15-Week Online Screenplay & Television Rewrite Workshop
Prerequisite: 15-Week Online Screenplay Workshop (or submission of full-length screenplay); OR 15-Week Online Television Pilot Workshop (or submission of a complete, properly formatted television pilot script and series proposal).
During this online workshop, students revise either a full-length screenplay (which may be a piece they’ve written before their time at NYFA or one written in our 15-Week Online Screenplay Workshop) or a full-length television pilot script and series proposal (which may be a piece they’re written before their time as NYFA or one written in our 15-Week Online Television Pilot Workshop). They will use that completed work as their primary project throughout this workshop.
In the first few weeks of this workshop, students study the fundamentals of revision, answering questions such as: How do you take notes? How do you look for the intent behind a note? How do you deal with a note that you disagree with? How do you edit a screenplay in collaboration and independently? How do you work with producers, directors, and development execs?
While building this fundamental knowledge, students build a rewrite blueprint or a plan to address the notes in a collaborative manner while still maintaining their own artistic vision. Students spend the rest of the class rewriting their projects, adjusting their blueprint as they go to reflect the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
The online class is conducted over live video, with written lessons and assignments posted for critique. Students meet via Zoom, however, if time restrictions impact attendance, students can catch up via recordings of the class. Additional video lessons are posted online through our course Portals and may be viewed according to a student’s personal schedule. The class interacts on an electronic course Portal. Students are also welcome to communicate with each other and the instructor digitally, in class, and in between sessions. Instructors are available electronically for support.
Outside coursework will vary in time based on the student’s writing speed but, on average, takes 1-4 hours per week.
To learn more about NYFA’s screenwriting workshops, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
Times and Breakdown by Week
This workshop meets once per week for 3 hours in two 1.5-hour sessions with a 30-minute break. Additional video lessons are posted online and may be viewed according to a student’s personal schedule. Outside coursework will vary in time based on the student’s writing speed but usually takes 1-4 hours per week.
PROGRAM AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Students attend a live video class once a week via Zoom. If time restrictions prevent attendance, students can catch up via recordings of the class and communicate with each other and the instructor digitally. In between sessions, students interact with the class digitally, with feedback provided by the instructor. Video lessons will be made available for viewing through our course portals. Written lessons and assignments are posted for critique and the class interacts on an electronic course portal. Instructors are available electronically for support.
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.