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Got a story you’d like to develop for the big screen? Or a TV pilot that’s ready for fine-tuning? 

“It’s so hard to write a screenplay in isolation,” says instructor Kate Montgomery. “You’re writing for an audience, after all, and for an industry that’s highly collaborative. Your end goal is to be part of a creative community. So why not begin that now? Whether you’re writing your very first script, or rewriting your tenth, we all face similar challenges, so a workshop is an ideal way to come together."

In this lively, interactive class, through short lectures, discussions, writing exercises, and “table reads", you’ll improve each major component of your script, starting with the largest (story) and moving to the smallest (words). In this class, you'll specifically learn how to:

  • Elevate the beats, scenes and sequences of your story
  • Draw your audience in with layered, unpredictable characters
  • Make any film more riveting and any TV series “binge-worthy”
  • Craft meaningful action that’s visually powerful
  • Take your dialogue to the next level
  • Wordsmith your script for a better overall read
  • Copyright your story before you even write the screenplay
  • Identify and pitch the pros who can help you get your work produced

"To know what’s working and what isn’t, there’s nothing more helpful than quality feedback from those who know the process," says Kate. This session includes an individual story consult with the instructor, and you’ll be paired with fellow screenwriters on a round-robin basis between each class to share work and offer feedback.

This class will meet online every two weeks over ten weeks.

 

About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes

You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.

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Instructor
    Kate Montgomery wrote, directed and produced the award-winning Sundance indie rom-com Christmas in the Clouds. Her credits also include the comedy Neither Here Nor There, which is currently on the festival circuit, and the futuristic thriller Ever Since the World Ended, which won at the SF Indie Fest and the London Sci-Fi Film Festival. Current projects include Out There, Hooking Up Hannah, Jack from Camp and Stealing Lily. Kate has optioned and sold screenplays to producers and studios in the US, Canada and UK. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, The Writer’s Guild of Canada and the Writer’s Guild of America.
Schedule
  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, June 25, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, July 09, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, July 23, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, August 06, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, August 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Reviews
  • Kate Montgomery’s screenwriting class was chock-full of valuable content! Thank you for offering such a professional class. Kate’s virtual classroom is an alive and welcoming place to learn.

    Kjersti R.

Details

Start:
Sat, June 25 @ 9:00 pm PDT
End:
Sat, August 20 @ 11:00 pm PDT
Cost:
$340.00
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81432925288

Organizer

Kate Montgomery

Venue

Online (SF Zoom)
Online
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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