Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay

at Discovery Center - Irving Park

Course Details
$99 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Oct 06, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Irving Park, Northwest Side
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl
Btwn N Pulski & N Harding Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60641
$10 Materials fee will be collected at the time of the class.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Dr. Douglas Bell

What you'll learn in this screenplay class:

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 as they apply to movies. You will walk away from this class with a solid base of knowledge that wll help you translate your idea into a cinematic story and at least one workable storyline.

Discover the secrets of writing and marketing for film and television. Turn your story ideas into successful scripts for television and movies and learn how to sell them! You can do it! Screenwriters can earn between $150,000 and $350,000 per picture for their creative contributions. You can benefit whether your interest is writing for films or television and can prepare your script to present to an agent or producer, protect your work with copyrights and understand how studios and production companies work.
  • Work with a professional in the field.
  • Expert advice and hands-on work.
  • The latest information on the business of screenwriting.
If you have an original idea, this seminar will give you the information you need to turn it into a successful screenplay. Presentations such as the outline & story treatment and the method of developing an idea, stetting plot structures, and expanding to workable outline will all be covered.

$10 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a class credit.


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Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (106)

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Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay
Reviewed by Rupanshi D. on 7/14/2015
The class may be a little lengthy but Dr. Douglas Bell is a fantastic professor and an absolute myriad of information stuffed in one man!
Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay
Reviewed by Lucia M. on 11/17/2014

School: Discovery Center

Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's large stand longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects. Learn among friends for your own enjoyment...

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