Do you have a great idea for a feature film? Many have great ideas; only few craft them into screenplays. In this workshop, learn screenwriting fundamentals as you develop an original feature film idea. You’ll create a pitch, logline, treatment, outline, and first act. While no previous screenwriting experience is required, please come prepared with ideas for a feature film. Having completed a college-level English course is also recommended.
Take either as a standalone course or continue on with Feature Writing Bootcamp II.
This workshop combines scheduled real-time virtual class meetings via Zoom, asynchronous material, and independent work.
- Number of weeks: 4
- Number of meetings per week: two 2-hour meetings
- Session dates: 7/6/20-7/30/20
- Meeting schedule: M/Th: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm CT
- Tuition: $500
- Web cam
Software / Apps
Zoom (free virtual conferencing app)
Screenwriting software. Some suggestions:
Nathan Patton is an award-winning screenwriter and former James A. Michener Fellow. His works have been published by McSweeney’s, Speakeasy, and the Malahat Review. His pilot, "redflags," won the 2019 Script Pipeline TV Competition, and his feature script, "Waitress #2," won the 2018 First Look contest and was a Nicholl semifinalist in 2019. He has previously worked as a script reader for Austin Film Festival.