1 Saturday & 1 Sunday, July 22 – July 23, 10am-4pm San Francisco
$240 members/$260 non-members
Testimonials for Kate
“The best way to learn anything is to DO it,” says instructor Kate Montgomery. “In this two-day boot camp, you’ll get the chance to throw yourself into the mix, to pick up screenwriting basics and apply them right away, and to create characters and stories for the screen in a lively and encouraging environment.”
With an interactive mix of lecture/discussion, improv, group and individual writing exercises, and course materials you can keep to reference later, you’ll learn how to pull a story out of the air and build it into a viable three or five acts. You’ll learn how to “beat a story,” how to “punch up a comedy” and experience the fun of “spit-balling” in a “writer’s room” to brainstorm story ideas and solutions across the genre.
“Whether you want to write a major motion picture or the next hit series, screenwriting takes commitment and discipline,” says Kate. “This two-day intensive will give you the tools and strategies to create a screenplay and to have fun throughout the whole process.”
Kate Montgomery wrote, directed and produced the Sundance indie feature Christmas in the Clouds, which won top honors at festivals in Austin, Santa Fe, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Ft. Lauderdale, and endorsements from Oprah Winfrey & Roger Ebert. She executive produced the micro-indie, Ever Since the World Ended, which won at the SF Indie Fest and the London Sci-Fi Film Festival. She has optioned & sold screenplays to producers and studios in the US, Canada and UK, and works for hire as a script editor and production consultant. Her current feature projects include the Italian romantic comedy Pane Vine, and the western Stealing Lily, for which she also wrote the adaptation.