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Conceiving and Plotting a Feature-Length Film
$45.00 – $90.00
This course is part of our 2021 Spectacular Summer Seminar Festival (SSSF) and will be held via Crowdcast. The fees from ABC’s adult writing workshops subsidize our free writing programs for kids, whose work is collected in a yearly anthology, and pay our adult workshop instructors. A limited number of seats in each class are reserved for scholarships, which cover 100% of tuition-fees and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome, and we especially encourage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers to apply.
In this two-hour seminar, participants will learn how to come up with and hone script ideas, how to make solid characters that fit the narrative, and how to structure a script to tell a great story. The course will cover traditional film structure—as well as when and how to deviate from this standard. We will discuss how likeable to make characters, how to raise stakes, and even how to create a good logline for pitching.
This Austin Bat Cave adult writing seminar is open to writers of all levels and will be recorded.
About the Instructor
Sophia Benoit is a writer and comedian who grew up in Missouri and was correctly voted “Most Likely to Never Come Back.” She writes sex and relationship advice for GQ and has had bylines in Allure, Refinery29, The Cut, The Guardian, and more. She writes an advice newsletter Here’s The Thing where she tries to get everyone to ask their crush out. Sophia lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and her dog, Party.