Screenwriting for Youth
This eight-week course teaches youth the basics of screenwriting: brainstorming, outlining, professional formatting, three act structure, revisions, workshopping, and table reads. Local filmmakers, writers, and actors will also appear as guests in our class. Every student leaves with at least one complete ready-to-shoot screenplay.
Who Should Attend: Anyone who wants to learn how to write a great script and those working toward the ASoF Digital Video Certificate. Open to ages 13-18 years old.
ASoF Certificate: ASoF Digital Video Certificate elective class.
Prerequisites: None. All levels welcome.
About the instructor:
Alex Thomas studied English Literature and Film Studies at the University of Kentucky before coming to the University of Texas at Austin for her MFA in Film Production. Since 2010, she has taught film at The Headwaters School. She has written, directed, edited, and produced shorts that have screened at SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Austin Comedy Film Festival, Female Filmmakers Film Festival, Texas Black Film Festival, and the Arkansas Black Film Festival. She also serves as Executive Director of the Austin Youth Film Festival for middle and high schoolers in Central Texas.
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April 18 - June 6, 2017 / Tuesdays / 5:30 - 7:30pm / 8 seats left