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Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

If you have an idea for a movie, this introductory class will show you what you have to do to get that idea on paper in a form that is "pitchable" in Hollywood. This day-long course covers all the basic steps that you will need to take in order to bring your screenplay all the way to Hollywood. You will learn the special needs of Story and Character...

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The Ten Minute Play

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Want to write a play? In just three short weeks, we’ll go from brainstorming to a finished product: Your very own 10 minute play. Seriously, on week one, you’ll have a blank piece of paper. On week three, you’ll be listening to actors reading your work. Seasoned playwright? Cool, come on down. Never written anything? Cool, come on down. This...

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$125

4 sessions

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Constructing Your Comedic Screenplay

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Understand the keys to making your screenplay sellable in Hollywood. This class will help you create your own story outline, character breakdowns, and treatment. You will leave with a head start and a scheduled plan to finish your original comedic screenplay.

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$370

8 sessions

Play & Writing

at Chicago Children's Theatre - Near West Side 100 S Racine Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60607

This class will provide instruction in the skills of playwriting as students work creatively and collaboratively to develop original short plays. Through creative writing instruction and activities, students will write engaging new stories for the stage.  This class will conclude with a showcase reading for parents and caregivers in the final...

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$195

8 sessions

Homemade Plays

at Chicago Children's Theatre - Near West Side 100 S Racine Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Every box is a stage in this creative, collaborative theatre experience! With cardboard and tape and your imagination as your storytelling materials, every week is a new set, a new play, a new storytelling experience. Participants will collaborate to cut, fold, construct, design, and devise completely original 3 – 5 minute plays.  Bring your...

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$20

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Constructing Your Comedic Screenplay Intensive

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

A sellable screenplay in Hollywood = quit your day job. This class will help you create characters, understand structure and learn to pitch. You'll end this course with an outline of your screenplay idea.

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$371

5 sessions

Intro to Writing for TV & Film Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Writers will learn the improvisational brainstorming skills utilized in any writer's room. Explore visual writing, story structure and character in preparation for creating work for TV and Film. Discuss existing scripts, generate plot points, and create engaging comedic characters to populate and inspire your longer script.

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$285

5 sessions

Creating Your Pilot Pitch Packet

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Television Pilots - Discover the fundamentals of creating a pilot pitch for an original sitcom. Understand what the market is looking for and how to present your idea and make them laugh in the room.  Craft log lines to character breakdowns, a synopsis and future episode ideas. Pitch your ideas; collaborate with classmates to explore and heighten...

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$370

7 sessions

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