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Friday, October 17, 2008

Free Screenwriting Workshop in NYC

Screenwriting Seminars with Ela Thier

Free Workshop: Wed, Nov. 5
Weekend Seminar: Sat-Sun, Nov. 15-16
Weekly workshop: Thur evenings, Oct. 23-Dec 18
Also included: "REGARDING OBAMA: a short lesson in US history.

"I've been writing scripts for over twenty years, and learned more in three hours than I have in the last two decades" -Eddie Aronoff

Ela Thier's free evening seminar includes a portion of the weekend seminar and is designed to function as a complete workshop in it of itself. New and veteran writers are warmly welcome.
Wednesday, November 5, 6:30-9:30PM(Presentation begins at 7pm)
Free and open to the public. RSVP is required.
For location, additional details, or to make a reservation, visit this site:

(Reservations not accepted by phone or email. RSVP through website only.)

WEEKEND SEMINAR: Story Structure & The Creative Process
New and experienced writers will gain a battery of tools to help bring both skill and inspiration to every draft: Maximize the emotional impact of your work: Tell memorable stories and learn how to evoke the emotions you intend in your audience. A dozen film clips shown to demonstrate the concepts.

Dissolve writing blocks: Jump-start the creative flow
Ease and simplify the development process: Rather than battling a script for years, learn how to break down the process into small, manageable, and effective steps.
Study story structure: Learn how to keep a story engaging from start to finish by focusing on characters rather than plot.

Network: Gain specific tools to building a network of support and marketing your work.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10am-6:00pmSunday, Nov. 16, 10am-5:00pm
Cost is on a sliding scale of $285-485 (you choose the fee, payment plans possible). Partial scholarships are available on a financial-need basis; see site for details.
Follow this link to view: TestimonialsCourse DescriptionWorkshop ApplicationInstructor's Bio

Meet regularly for eight weeks and receive regular feedback as you:
Become a more disciplined, prolific and efficient writer
Deepen your command of story structure
Write more compelling characters and relationships
Achieve the emotional impact that you intended for your story
Become your own best story editor
Network with other writers for long-term support and possible collaborations
Discuss the business of screenwriting

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