Interested in trying your hand at screenwriting? Prose fiction writers already have many of the skills necessary to be good at screenwriting—and a few skills that get in the way. This week-long workshop with veteran screenwriter Danny Rubin is specifically designed for fiction writers.
Participants spend a fun and lively week together with Danny in a supportive workshop environment getting tips, watching film clips, reading screenplays, evaluating work - but mostly writing. Rather than attempting to pursue a single feature film idea, you are engaged daily in writing complete, but extremely short (two-to-five page), screenplays. Each day these scripts are “workshopped” in class and evaluated by Danny.
The process of writing short scripts allows you to explore lessons on character, story structure, dialogue, and visual storytelling as the rules, tips, and tools are presented. Whether you are ultimately interested in writing a feature film script, a television pilot, or a short YouTube video, the exact same principles of screenwriting that you employ in writing these short scripts apply.
Danny also covers various aspects of the business of screenwriting, including pitching, protecting your work, getting agents, generating ideas, and pursuing a life as a Hollywood screenwriter.
If you have attempted to write a screenplay before and been frustrated by the results or have considered writing a screenplay but been too intimidated to try, this workshop will give you the tools and confidence to write for the screen—all in the beautiful, relaxed, and decidedly un-Hollywood environment of Santa Fe, New Mexico.