Depth of Character Screenwriting Course with Dr. Sharon D. Johnson (August 10, 17, 24 & 31)

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Depth of Character Screenwriting Course with Dr. Sharon D. Johnson (August 10, 17, 24 & 31)

Time: August 10, 2014 at 12pm to August 31, 2014 at 4pm
Location: Callie Rose Literary Arts Cafe
Street: 207 E. Nutwood Street
City/Town: Inglewood
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Event Type: screenwriting
Organized By: Sharon D. Johnson
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2016

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Event Description

You will learn all the skills of screenwriting in this intensive 16-hour course. 

Registration required at Eventbrite.

You will learn all the skills of screenwriting in this intensive 16-hour course. From developing solid, believable characters; through outlining your story arc; to writing effective dialogue and scenes; and completing your screenplay's first act, you will leave this course with the confidence and knowledge you need to write your entire screenplay and to effectively expose it for agency representation and other opportunities.  Handouts and related materials will be provided. Bring a notebook and pen (no electronic note-taking or recording).

The 16-hour course is in four sessions:

Sunday, August 10  (12 Noon - 4 pm)
Sunday, August 17  (12 Noon - 4pm)
Sunday, August 24  (12 Noon - 4 pm)
Sunday, August 31  (12 Noon - 4 pm)

$75 Early Bird registration until July 26, 11:30pm
$100 General registration after 11:30pm on July 26

Information is cumulative so there are no single-date ticket sales.  No refunds for sessions missed.

The course will take place at the creativity-conducive atmosphere of the Callie Rose Literary Arts Cafe in Inglewood, CA.  Looking forward to seeing you! 

(event photo by MC Foley) 

Registration required at Eventbrite:

About the Instructor:

Sharon D. Johnson, PhD, WGAw has written for television series starring Sinbad, Dave Chappelle, and Sherman Hemsley on the ABC, FOX and UPN networks.  She also wrote the filmed welcome address delivered by (then) Sen. Barack Obama for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 2004 diversity summit.  Dr. Johnson's original scripted work has also been produced at the Writers Guild Theater and the Hudson Theatre.  She has taught screenwriting at UCLA Extension, Columbia College Chicago Semester in Los Angeles, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and at numerous film festivals across the country.  She holds a BA in the Program in the Arts--Writing from Barnard College, an MA in Media Studies from the New School, and a PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  Dr. Johnson's essay, "Conscious Daughters: Psychological Migration, Individuation, and the Declaration of Black Female Identity in Daughters of the Dust" will appear in a forthcoming anthology published by the University of South Carolina Press commemorating the 20th anniversary of filmmaker Julie Dash's seminal cinematic work.  Dr. Johnson has been an active member of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw) since 1993 and was Chair of the WGAw Committee of Black Writers from 1999-2003.

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