This year for the first time the Athena Film Festival is partnering with the Black List to offer a screenwriting class for self-identifying female students during our festival. Using five archetypes - Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster- the lecture will be taught by Scott Myers and will analyze several female-centric films including The Wizard of Oz, The Silence of the Lambs, Juno, Bridesmaids, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Using these films students will learn the fundamentals of character based screening writing. The lecture will help create a strong foundation in screenwriting theory.
About Scott Myers:
Scott Myers the host of GoIntoTheStory, screenwriting blog of the Black List will be leading the class. Scott has written nearly 30 projects for every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His film writing credits include K-9 starring Jim Belushi, Alaska starring Vincent Kartheisher, and Trojan War starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.
In 2002, he began teaching screenwriting in his spare time. He won the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005 and currently teaches in the Writing for Screen and Stage program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class, a unique online resource for writers. Scott is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America, West, and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale University Divinity School.
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