Screenwriting 101: Structure to rewrite -- Featuring Paul Chitlik

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 18:00 to 20:00

Do you have a completed first draft of your latest script? You may feel that it is your opus, and is perfect as-is... but really your work as a screenwriter is far from over and rarely is it perfect as-is, we will be discussing how to write with preventative structure to help make the Rewrite process that much easier and enjoyable.

We are delighted to announce that Paul Chitlik will be joining us as our special guest to provide expert advice on screenplay rewriting.

Screenwriter/Producer/Director Paul Chitlik has written for all the major networks and studios.  He was story editor for "The New Twilight Zone," and staff writer for Showtime's "Brothers."  He has written features for Rysher Entertainment, NuImage, Promark, and others.  He received a WGA award nomination for his work on "The Twilight Zone," a GLAAD Media Award nomination, and won a Genesis Award for a Showtime movie.  He has taught screenwriting at UCLA; Loyola Marymount University; ESCAC, the film school of the University of Barcelona; and EICTV, the film school of Cuba. His book, Rewrite, A Step-by-Step Guide to Strengthen Structure, Characters, and Drama in Your Screenplay is now in its second printing.

Without a good foundation, you will not have a good screenplay!

 

This will be the first in an exciting range of interactive meetings hosted by our new in-house tutor, David W Cooper (creator of a Man of Principals and Professional Development). David, will be providing a series of exciting workshops on screenwriting, featuring special guests from Toronto to L.A and beyond, using interactive techniques to expand and enhance our events.

David will be covering several of the various schools of thought on structure (Syd Field, UCLA, Blake Snyder, and others) at this meeting. Comparing and contrasting the various structures talked about today, covering how they are similar, how they overlap, their differences, and how to choose which one or combination of which ones best fits the story structure you are trying to develop.  Once you have a great foundation in place, the rest of the script will be much easier to write and much more enjoyable for you the writer.

RSVP NOW! - The first 3 TSMG members to successfully RSVP will each receive a free pass to the July 17th, 2011 TSMG - Summer Screener - ‘Professional Development’ Premier.

We will also be raffling a copy of Paul Chitliks Rewrite for a lucky TSMG Member in attendance. In addition, 6 lucky attendees on the day will win a free two-year subscriptions to Creative Screenwriter magazine.

More info:  http://www.meetup.com/screenwriters-240


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