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08/25 The Craft of Screenwriting with Marni Freedman

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Time: 10 am to 2 pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101
Registration is now closed. If you are interested in taking this workshop, please email programs@sandiegowriters.org.
Come Learn the Craft Of Screenwriting with Marni!
Have you ever dreamed of taking your work to the big screen?  Screenwriting is the most structured form of writing and requires specific knowledge to execute.  But don’t be intimidated!  This workshop will take the mystery out of the process and offer you secrets and insights from the professionals.
This fun and interactive workshop will include:
  1. Creating a Marketable Story Idea
  2. Uncovering your Theme in 3 easy Steps
  3. Discovering The Kind of Story you are Telling- Insights into the 10 Most Popular Genres in Hollywood
  4. How to use a “Beat Sheet” – A Succesful Outlinging Process
  5. The Basics of Structure and Plotting
  6. The Basics of Loglines – Encapsulating your Idea to be able to Pitch
  7. Pointers on Formatting and Professional Presentation

Marni Freedman is a produced, published and award winning writer.  After graduating as an award winning student from the USC School of Filmic Writing, Marni began her career with her play, “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” which was produced in Los Angeles.  She worked as a script doctor for Fox Searchlight, Disney, and other film companies and worked as a script agent for the Mary Sue Seymour Agency.  One of her plays was made into a film, “Playing Mona Lisa,” and was produced by Disney. She has published articles in several magazines and online sites, worked as a ghost writer for a “how to” book series and is currently in demand as a book editor and script doctor.  Currently, around San Diego, you can find Marni teaching writing workshops at San Diego Writers Ink, UCSD Extension and running the popular San Diego Screenwriter’s group, The Writer’s Circle.