Intro to Screenwriting for Films

Intro to Screenwriting for Films


Screenplays are the starting point for any film - small or large. From seasoned writers to beginners wanting to dip their toes, this course covers the fundemental foundation, concepts and tips from professional & award-winning screenwriter Edward Santigo.  

This 8-week course will teach you the fundementals of screenwriting; formatting a screenplay, character development, three act plot structure, pacing and the revision process through table reading. Learn how to write a screenplay and all of the ins and outs of the writing process, including best practices and important conventions. This course will cover the conventions of sac genre for both film and television. Upon completion of the course each student will have finished their very own short screenplay. 

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INSTRUCTOR: Edward Santiago is an award winning screenwriter of the 2015 Shriekfest Independent Horror Film Festival and also a Finalist for the 2014 Shriekfest, 2015 and 2016 Oaxaca Film Festival and was featured at Cannes in 2016. Edward holds a BS Radio-TV Communications degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. His work has been featured on such networks as FX. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who wants to learn the art of screenwriting, attain a valuable skillset in writing for film and those working towards their ASoF Digital Video Certificate.

 PRE-REQUISITES: All levels welcome. Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.

CERTIFICATE: ASoF Digital Video Certificate elective class

This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.