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THE WRITER’S BOOT CAMP

Film Making Classes

Learn how to prepare a festival-quality feature film for under $7,500 from professional acting and filmmaking instructors in Atlanta!

This workshop is designed to teach you how to enter the filmmaking industry in six, focused sessions.

Week 1: Scriptwriting 101

What is Storytelling? Where did it originate? Brief history of film/TV. What is a Hollywood movie? What is a screenplay? Screenplay structure and format. Defining your movie. Log lines. The metric movie script.

Week 2: Building the Perfect Blueprint

What to write. How to write. Your screenwriting schedule and why it’s important. Initial concepts. Preparing your outline. The all-important first 10 pages. From scenario to script.

Week 3: Writing the Feature Film

Overcoming obstacles. Scene structure. Character arcs. Back story. Opening moments they won’t forget. Inciting incidents. Spielberg’s Act 2. The crucial third act. Star Trek endings. Tags/Denouement.

Week 4: Rewrites

What is a rewrite? Why your first draft is not a screenplay until you’ve done at least one rewrite. First drafts, rewrites, and polishes. Scene length. Notes – how to use them, what to use.

Week 5: Post Script Possibilities

Who buys scripts? Who’s opinion counts? WGA info. How do I sell it and to whom? Hollywood contacts? What happens after I sell it? Letting my child/script go. How scripts get changed. Star power. Same script/many versions. The real role of the screenwriter.

Week 6: From Page to Performance

Our advanced actors will perform a 5-10 page scene(s) from your script. You will get an idea of how well your script translates from the page to performance. Proactor’s Studio will also provide a complimentary full script backers table read at our studio location, and $200 for outstanding writing.

About The Instructor: Jeff Cole

Jeff ColeJeff Cole has been a professional writer for over 15 years. He has written 6 feature films, many short films, a children’s book, poetry and a novella. His first feature was optioned by a major production company in Los Angeles and is now being independently produced. He is in the process of selling a thriller and has two other films in Universal’s pipeline. He has written across all genre’s and is excited to share his process with this class.

Next 6-Week Course: July 21 – August 25, 2021

To Register:

Click the Pay Now button below to register for the next Writer’s Boot Camp or call 404-943-1873 if you have additional questions.

The cost for the entire course is $350.

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