Screenwriting: The Art of the First Draft with Hal Ackerman

I have a video SCREENWRITING class up on CREATIVE LIVE.

Check it out! Screenwriting: The Art of the First Draft with Hal Ackerman

The most overwhelming, yet critical step for the screenwriter is the first draft. Staring at a blank sheet of paper can induce “writers block” faster than any other challenge facing a screenwriter. Screenwriting: The Art of the First Draft will equip you with a roadmap for tackling your initial draft and guide you to the next steps on the scriptwriting journey. In this class, Hal Ackerman will teach you how to jumpstart the writing process and complete a written first draft of your screenplay. You’ll learn how to: Organize your ideas into scenes and acts Approach character development and dialogue Take next steps after the first draft is complete Hal has been teaching screenwriting to students at UCLA since 1985. He has sold material to all the broadcast networks and authored well-known books on the art of screenplay writing and selling In this class, he’ll offer actionable insights on developing your concepts and turning your ideas into a compelling and complete script.Screenwriting: The Art of the First Draft is your opportunity to learn how to conquer one of screenwriting’s greatest challenges and get your ideas developed and down on paper. Check out our complete collection of filmmaking classes here.

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Orvieto Retreat – PageCraft


Orvieto Retreat:

Sunday September 4 – Saturday September 17, 2016

Location: Istituto San Lodovico, Orvieto (TN), Italy
Leader: Hal Ackerman
Official Event Page

Develop a new idea, or figure out why that old one isn’t quite working. Our workshop-style classes, practical lessons, and one-to-one consultations will help you get your feature or television script ready for agents and studios.

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