Candidates for this workshop should have some writing experience and be comfortable reading out loud.
The goal of our work together is to introduce prose writers to the basic techniques and strategies that will help them turn their creative prose work into screenplays. It will also help experienced screenwriters to adapt literary works for the screen.
The key to a successful workshop is the sharing of the same base experiences. To this
Once we have passed through this necessary phase we can begin to work on the participants’ own projects, following the best practices of the screenwriter’s craft. We will first collectively read the participants’ original prose work (ten pages or less per person), and discuss possible approaches to adaptation, including choices of style, tone, content, and structure. Once the participants are satisfied with their choice of project, they will move on to the treatment stage which is the script without dialogue.
The treatments will be read out collectively and comments will be shared before the participants move on to the script with
To sign up for this workshop, please submit a paragraph describing your goals and desires, both for the workshop and for the future.
- Roddy Doyle’s, “New boy,” written and directed for the screen by Steph Green
- Roald Dahl’s, “The Sound Machine,” adapted as a short film by Zahid Chohan
- Donald Barthelme’s, “The Balloon,” on which Martynas Zaremba based her short film.
With these three
The three short story PDFs and the YouTube links to the three short films will be available in the workshop