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New York Film Academy Screenwriting

Hands-on Intensive 8-Week Screenwriting Workshop

OVERVIEW

The New York Film Academy has distilled the essential elements from the world's best screenwriting programs to create a super-intensive screenwriting workshop. It is designed for individuals with little or no screenwriting experience who are ready, willing, and able to work and learn within a fast-paced, high pressure, focused environment. The intensive Eight-Week daytime course meets Monday through Friday for classes and writing labs. Students must budget additional daily and weekend hours to write.

After many years of being taken for granted, screenwriters are now recognized as being as important as directors in making films. It has become a cliché that "you can make a bad movie with a good screenplay, but you can't make a good movie without a good screenplay." However, all the hype about screenplays selling for over a million dollars has led many people to imagine it as a quick and easy way to become rich and famous. Of course, the opposite is true.

Hard work, great passion, unwavering determination and commitment are as essential to successful screenwriting as they are to any other creative endeavor. The New York Film Academy provides the teaching, the student must provide the passion and the talent.

With strict adherence to the rituals of writing and learning, students have the opportunity to develop a feature length screenplay of 90-120 pages. The extent to which each student takes his or her work depends entirely on his or her own dedication and pace. The goal is to finish the course with a first draft of an original screenplay.

PREPARATION

Students do not need any previous screenwriting experience to sign up for this course. However, they must come to the first day of class with an idea for their screenplay. This idea serves as a starting point for subsequent work in the program.

SCREENWRITING TOPICS

The Academy stresses fun-damental writing concepts and techniques. Topics covered during the course will include:
  • Classic Screenplay Structure
  • Character Arcs Heroes
  • Dialogue
  • Theme
  • Conflict
  • Flashbacks
  • Genre
  • Voice Over
  • WGA Format - Style and Tone
  • Subtext
  • Visualization
  • Dramaturgy - Cinematic Syntax

EQUIPMENT

Although not required, the Academy recommends that students have access to a PC or Apple computer.



Dates & Tuition

Fees

Tuition: $3,300 (USD)



Location & Available Dates

For New York City:
Sep 6, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016
Jan 3, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017
Mar 6, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
May 1, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
Jul 10, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017
Sep 11, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017

For Los Angeles:
Sep 6, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016
Jan 3, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017
Mar 6, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
May 1, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
Jul 10, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017
Sep 11, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017

For South Beach Florida:
Feb 6, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017
Apr 3, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Jun 5, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Aug 7, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017

For Gold Coast Australia:
Oct 10, 2016 - Dec 2, 2016
Jan 30, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017
Jun 26, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017
Sep 25, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

For Sydney Australia:
Oct 10, 2016 - Dec 2, 2016
Jan 30, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017
Jun 26, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017
Sep 25, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

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