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August 9 – 13
5 Sessions, 3 hours
Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm
Instructor: Michael M.B. Galvin
All the best stuff happens before the cameras roll! In this camp we’ll talk about what makes screenplays work and learn basic techniques by focusing on structure, story, characters, dialogue, and format. We’ll watch scenes from different movie genres and break down the scripts to see how the writer made it all happen. Students should come in with ideas for a plot or a character in a situation. We’ll help each other develop ideas as we go from loglines to treatments to scripts. We’ll examine the differences between scripts for comedies, dramas, thrillers, and horror films; and we’ll see what goes into crafting a screenplay that sings.
Michael M.B. Galvin spent the last 20 years as a professional screenwriter in Los Angeles, working with MGM, Fox, Disney, Warner Brothers, and Miramax, as well as many independent studios and production companies. His adaptation of Fat Kid Rules the World, with writing partner Peter Speakman, won the audience award at the 2012 SXSW film festival. Galvin is the co-author of the Rebels of the Lamp series of middle-grade novels on Disney’s Hyperion imprint. There is a Post-It note on his refrigerator that asks “Why aren’t you writing?”
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