Students examine of the principles of cinematic stories, structure, character and dialogue. Film screenings and script analysis by modern screenwriters. Lecture topics include narrative feature concept development, analysis of a variety of story structures, plot outlining, character development, openings, scene structure, dialogue, screenplay form/style.
Linda Seger, Making A Good Script Great, 3rd Edition Silman-James Press
Joseph Campbell, The Writer's Journey, 3rd Edition Michael Wiese Productions
David Trottier, The Screenwriter's Bible, 7th Edition, A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script ,7th edition Silman-James Press