Do you have a screenplay that you've been wanting to finish but haven't been able to? Are you stuck on a plot point or a tough scene? In this workshop we will take your unfinished screenplay to completion with weekly feedback sessions and tips on how to get your story back on track. Come prepared with a cursory knowledge of screenplay structure and at least a completed first act of a screenplay—which you have either developed independently or in the four weeks prior to this workshop, in Feature Writing Bootcamp I.
Prerequisites: A completed first act of a screenplay—which you have either developed independently or in the four weeks prior to this workshop, in Feature Writing Bootcamp I.
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: 8/3/20-8/27/20
- 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.