This intermediate level class is designed for students who are familiar with screenplay format and have a feature script which is either in the works or at least has been well thought-out. Focus will placed on structure and character development. In addition, students will be prepared to “Give good meeting”, if they wish to bring their work to Hollywood. Being a workshop, student’s work will be read aloud in class and critiqued by the instructor and fellow classmates on a rotating basis.
The goal is for each student come away with a completed screenplay or at the least a highly developed outline.
Before coming to the first class, students should read a short, entertaining book that has become the new gold standard for Hollywood writers:
Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder.
CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 12
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: WILLIAM ROTH
William Roth has significant experience both in the film industry as well as in the private sector.
In 1999, he wrote and directed the feature film Floating (starring Chad Lowe) which received DVD, foreign, and theatrical release. Since 1999, he has written, sold, and optioned numerous films in Hollywood. He
has been a script doctor for many of the studios and has worked closely with producers such
as Academy Award-winner John Ketcham (The Hurricane, Bring It On) and Danny Stepper
(Reservoir Dogs, Goal).
He has garnered awards such as a Student Emmy Award, The Sumner Redstone Award, and The Best of Festival at The New England Film and Video Festival. In addition to his experience in the film industry, Mr. Roth has worked for Shearson/Lehman on Wall Street and has been a partner in the private equity firm Atlantic Biofuel Capital.
He holds a MA in film from Boston University and a BA from Brandeis University.
CLASS REFUND POLICY
If you cancel your registration for a class within 24 hours after your order, then you will receive a total refund. You must email your notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot give credit toward future classes (sorry). The WFI reserves the right to drop classes that are undersubscribed. In such case, of course, a full refund will be issued.
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