$79 for a Screenwriting Crash Course ($219 Value)
Choose between the following class times:
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8
- 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8<p>
In four hours, Syd Field leads a whirlwind tour of how to pen a screenplay from start to finish. The crash course includes topics such as designing a story, creating characters, dramatic structure, writing effective dialogue, and the nature of conflict. At the end of the session, students can grill Syd in a 30-minute Q&A. This event is currently slated for only two sessions in New York City.<p>
Syd Field Screenwriting Crash Course
When speaking about her respected comedy “Mean Girls”, Tina Fey had this to say about the writing process: “I did a million drafts. And I did the thing everybody does. I read Syd Field and I used my index cards.” Field’s bestselling manuals, Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, The Screenwriter’s Workbook, and The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver are assigned in nearly 400 colleges and universities and have been translated into 19 languages. A master of keeping a story’s action engaging and narratively significant, Field—dubbed a "screenwriting guru" by CNN—is chockfull of tips about basic dramatic structure, compelling dialogue, and the importance of writing in sentences instead of Jeopardy! clues. His former students include Oscar-nominated John Singleton (“Boyz n the Hood”) and Anna Hamilton Phelan (“Gorillas in the Mist”), and in 2001 he was the first-ever inductee into the Screenwriting Hall of Fame.