GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT.

SATURDAY SEPT. 16TH 10:30am - 1:30pm

SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SCOTTSDALE

Film School Hub Bldg (FSH)

​Upcoming Events

It's common knowledge that to make a great film you must first start with a great script. But what is a great script? What elements make up a great story? 

Join us August 5th as we review and break down the script JERRY MAGUIRE. If you want to be a writer, it is not enough to watch films. You must read scripts as well.  You must analyze the components of a script.  Dissect the script and learn what makes it work. 

In our discussion we will review:

* Character Arcs

* Story Structure

* Needs vs Wants of Character

* Importance Of Set Up In A Story

This will be a roundtable discussion so be prepared to talk.

Join us for analysis of JERRY MAGUIRE, and see what makes a great script.  Discussion will be moderated by Tony Severe.

To obtain a copy of the script follow the link below:

http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ina22/splaylib/Screenplay-Jerry_Maguire.pdf 

**Please note a refund of the $5.00 will be given if you cancel 3 days before the event. There will be no refunds given if you do not show up or cancel within after 3 days of the event.

COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER

COST $5.00    RSVP TODAY

COMING UP IN AUGUST...

GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT


Creating a compelling cinematic narrative can be deceptively difficult, and story structure is often one of the most challenging things for any screenwriter to master. There are no “formulas,” but there are time-tested principles which can help guide you and enable you to craft your story into its most satisfying form. This workshop will cover tools and elements critical to grounding your story in a solid screenplay structure. Learning how to successfully structure your screenplay can increase your odds of interesting agents, producers and studios in your work. 


The workshop will cover the following and more: 
• What movies are really about. 
• The main purpose of each of the three acts.
• Keys to creating a sympathetic hero.
• The structural importance of determining what your hero wants and needs.
• How to decide if your Inciting Incident is effective.
• How to create a compelling first plot point.
• How to keep your story moving in Act II.
• The critical thing Act III must come down to.

It's back! Our table reads are back. 
Join us at Panera Bread (Scottsdale on E Indian School Rd) August 27th from 1:30pm to 4pm Bring first 10 pgs of your script with a longline. Have 6 copies  to hand out to read and critique.

COMING UP IN JULY...

PSA PRESENTS

SCREENPLAY ANALYSIS: JERRY MAGUIRE

AUGUST 5TH  10:30AM TO 12:30PM

​WESTSIDECOMMUNITY CENTER

715 W. 5TH ST, TEMPE, AZ

TABLE READ SUNDAY

AUGUST 27TH          1:30-4:00PM

PANERA BREAD

About Diane Drake:
With her many years of experience as an industry professional–including writing seven-figure screenplays and serving as Vice President of Creative Affairs for Academy Award-winning director/producer Sydney Pollack—Diane is the ideal combination of artist meets executive meets educator. 

https://dianedrake.com/about/

​It's back! Our table reads are back. 
Join us at Panera Bread (Scottsdale on E Indian School Rd) July 24th from 1:30pm to 4pm Bring first 10 pgs of your script with a longline. Have 6 copies  to hand out to read and critique.

TABLE READ SUNDAYS
JULY 25TH
1:30PM-4:00PM  
PANERA BREAD

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