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SCREENWRITING with Yale Professor Marc Lapadula


Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM - Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

SCREENWRITING with Yale Professor Marc Lapadula

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Church in Bethesda
5033 Wilson Lane, Bethesda MD 20814
Near Bethesda Metro with ample free parking 

Saturdays: May 7 from 1pm - 6pm.


$100 PRICE INCLUDES: * Light Snacks (fruit, coffee, donuts, etc.) * $20 value course packet at almost 200 pages * Option to buy Screenplay Manuscripts and Discounted Final Draft #8 Screenwriting Software in class.

Spaces are limited so sign up soon to reserve your spot!

For beginners to advanced screenwriters, writers, or just plain movie lovers!


Marc Lapadula is a full-time Professor at Yale University where he runs and teaches the entire screenwriting curriculum in The Film Studies Program. He has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School, Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured at The Smithsonian Institution and many other venues. Former students have written: (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, THE HANGOVER, THE BREAK UP, BRIDE WARS as well as several other highly successful and critically-acclaimed films. They have also scripted award-winning teleplays for TV: FAMILY GUY, LAW AND ORDER, SVU, SCRUBS, THE AGENCY and other shows. Marc produced the short film, ANGEL PASSING, starring Hume Cronyn, which was screened at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Award at WORLDFEST, the Houston International Film Festival. Most recently Marc co-produced the film, MENTOR, starring Rutger Hauer (Actor from the movie BLADE RUNNER). Marc has been an expert analyst in major lawsuits and has been a screenplay analyst to several studios and film production companies.

Yale Professor Marc Lapadula is coming into town for the day, so take advantage of his expertise! Learn the tactics of writing and selling a feature-length screenplay. Participants will learn about plotting cinematic narrative, creating dimensional characters, writing compelling dialogue as well as the specific requirements of professional screenplay format. In-depth analysis, discussion, page excerpt readings and clips of the films CHINA SYNDROME and BLADE RUNNER will be covered as well as marketing strategies for selling your work. Join us for an afternoon of information, laughter, food, and fun! Near the end of class we’ll also have a 30 to 45 minute discussion and question and answer section.


Please watch the movies CHINA SYNDROME and BLADE RUNNER. If you don’t have time to watch the movies, it’s okay. They will only be two of several topics covered in the seminar. The day of class you will receive a course packet ($20 value and almost 200 pages) included in the cost of the course as well.

We promise you an afternoon of excellent information, laughter, food, and fun! Professor Marc Lapadula will be bringing some extra scripts with him in case anyone chooses to purchase some to add to their script collection. He will also be selling the professional screenwriting computer program Final Draft #8 at a steeply discounted student rate. This program formats your movie scripts, television episodes, and stageplays so that you don’t have to. Therefore if you think you may be interested in purchasing any of these items bring cash or check with you.

If you cancel your registration for a class within 24 hours after your order, then you will receive a total refund. You must CONTACT THE HOST at the link above.  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.

Have questions about SCREENWRITING with Yale Professor Marc Lapadula? Contact WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE (WFI) Classes

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Church in Bethesda
5033 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM - Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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