What You'll Get
Without proper instruction on how to write movies, screenwriters would be forced to draw stick figures on tracing paper and haplessly blow on them until they came to life. Master a more practical moving picture with today's Groupon to On The Page in Sherman Oaks. Choose between two options:
- For $49, you get to enroll in Coffee Break Screenwriter, a screenwriting class designed to accommodate busy schedules (a $100 value).
- For $199, choose from either The First Draft: Six Steps to a Screenplay (a $375 value) or The Rewrite: Six Steps to a Rewrite (a $400 value).
On The Page is the celluloid-savvy brainchild of instructor Pilar Alessandra, a world-renowned teacher, lecturer, and former senior story analyst for Dreamworks and Radar Pictures. Her classes and workshops at On The Page help writers of every level bolster storytelling skills for screens both silver and HD. Through Pilar's practical advice, you'll soon master the art of structuring stories, writing natural dialogue, conveying character through action—all of which will infinitely improve your spec script for Marmaduke 2: Who Let the Dogz Out? The Coffee Break Screenwriter electrifies time-crunched students with lightning-fast writing tools that focus on work output rather than theory. These "10-minute" methods make it easy to start, finish, and sell screenplays during precious downtime between delivering kidneys to hospitals. The First Draft lays out six steps for completing a screenplay, while The Rewrite shows script-doctor interns how to rework their masterpiece one story element at a time. Both classes cover one step each week, and every student will have access to a free weekly electronic workbook throughout the course. Using Pilar's principles, clients and alumni of On The Page have gone on to write for modern television shows, such as Lost, Prison Break, Nip/Tuck, and Family Guy, and some have even time traveled to the 1930s to make it big in the talkies.
- All too often screenwriting courses and book emphasize analysis of the finished product rather than methods to generate stories - what's so helpful about your material is the focus on process and tools. You've helped me improve my process a great deal. – Caroline Moran, customer testimonial
- With Pilar, you not only learn craft, but refresh craft. She deeply understands structure, and also has a great eye/ear for cuts, missing beats, redundant dialogue, character consistency, etc. She’s an invaluable script analyst, an inspiring teacher, an expert on craft...all complemented with a delicious wit. – J Dakota Powell, customer testimonial
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for class purchased. Registration required; subject to availability. 48-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.