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Writing for the Screen -- NEW DATE!!!
Writer's Garret

May, 2014

Rescheduled! You can sign up NOW for Early Bird -- HUGE DISCOUNTS!
 

   

The "Everything" Essentials  
of SCREENWRITING
  June  14 / June 15, 2:00-4:30 PM  
TWO SEPARATE SECTIONS
Screenplay Basics (Saturday) 
Adapting Work to the Screen (Sunday) 
Take separately or together 
  

Saturday  "Crafting Ideas into a Screenplay"

This Screenwriting Intensive begins by introducing the formal elements of story, screenplay structure, and how screenplays use conflict to "raise the stakes" while moving the story forward. Students will understand what goes in to creating dynamic characters and realistic dialogue, but in a way uniquely suited to the screen. By viewing several short films, concepts will be directly demonstrated and applied to the utility of craft to develop the strongest possible screenplay. Attending students will leave class knowing industry standards and expectations and what a professional screenplay should look like.

 
Sunday "Adapting Work for the Big Screen" 

This section is devoted to learning how to adapt original source material, your own or someone else's, into a short or feature film screenplay. Many top films have been based on books, poems, famous lives, significant events, musicals--even theme parks. Source material is as varied as the experiences that capture our imagination.In this workshop, we will review examples of short films using source materials, so you will be able to trace their transformation from the original form, to screenplay, to film. Finally, you will try your hand at scripting scenes from various sources.

If you are already a writer, you may have an original work you would like to "convert" to the screen. Avid readers may have a favorite book, novella, poem, short story, or memoir that has captured your imagination, but never been adapted beyond the page.   

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For over 20 years, ELLEN MYERS FONTANA (a.k.a. Erwin) has been a Hollywood producer, screenwriter, developer, consultant, and more, holding various positions in the motion picture industry for a wide range of feature film and television projects. Most recently, Ellen has completed the adaptation ofShallowsTim Winton's award-winning novel, which has been slated for production in 2016. In 2011, Ellen collaborated with Winton to adapt his best-selling novel, Cloudstreet (2011), into a 6-hour mini-series, which was nominated for an AACTA award for Best Screenplay in Television. The published book, "Cloudstreet: the Screenplay," by Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana (Penguin), was awarded the 2011 Western Australian Premier's Book Prize, Scripts Award. You can view the official trailer for Cloudstreet here.  Ellen is also The New York Times best-selling co-author of the biography, The Audrey Hepburn Treasures, and Audrey 100, featuring a collection of 100 photos selected by Audrey Hepburn's family. In 2004 Ellen was also a contributing author on the cult classic, What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?companion book and edited Dr. Quantum in The Grandfather Paradox, part of the series of children's books on quantum physics. You can learn more about Ellen from her website ellenfontana.com.
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NOTE:THESE SECTIONS CAN BE TAKEN TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY
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BOTH as a SINGLE Course

  • Members Early Bird (before Friday, May 30) -- $120
  • Members (after May 30) -- $155
  • Non-Members -- $260

Each SECTION

  • Members Early Bird (before Friday, May 30) -- $65 Members
  • Members (after May 30) -- $85
  • Non-Members -- $135
Learn more and register here.  

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DONORLANDING BEGINS 
THIS THURSDAY!

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RITE-IN & Stone Soup
 

TOMORROW, Thursday, 
May 8, 4:30 PM
Hear young writers 
read their work
at Trinity River Mission

SAVE THE DATE! 
(LAST) WRITES OF SPRING
LITERARY FESTIVAL 
COMING JUNE 21-22
Victoria Redel
Ralph Angel
Will Clarke
Owen Egerton
Ronald Moore
Karla K. Morton
R. Flowers Rivera
Alan Birkelbach
William Wenthe
Jill K. Sayer
Kathleen Kent
and OTHERS
IN DALLAS & ADDISON
SPONSORED BY VITRUVIAN PARK

Stay Tuned!
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Are you interested in Board Service, helping as a volunteer, mentoring a child, and / or making a difference in the future of The Writer's Garret?  
We are having an informational Meet & Greet with wine and appetizers 
THIS COMING TUESDAY, MAY 13
 


      

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OngoingOngoing Weekly 
Mondays
 
WRITE - IN 
with Robin Yaklin
The Writer's Garret--10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)
NEXT WRITE-IN
Monday
May 12 at 6:30 PM
Image: Neal Sanche

Bring your laptop and writing project 
and sit with other writers to drive your writing for the rest of the week!
(Not a workshop--just you writing on your own, with the support of others nearby). 
 Tuesdays
Stone Soup Peer Critiques
1st & 3rd Prose with Jim Dolan
2nd Tuesdays Poetry 
with Christopher Soden
7-9 PM
at Lucky Dog Books 
(next door to The Garret)

Saturdays (2nd & 4th) 
 
with  Mark David Noble
10 AM - 12 PM
at The Writer's Garret
10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)


www.writersgarret.org
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 Partners 

Community partners include 
Lucky Dog Books, the MAC, Highland Park Literary Festival, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Big Thought, SMU, Mayborn Literary Non-Fiction Conference,Arts & Letters Live / DMA, DISD, RISD, World Affairs Council, Poetry Society of Texas, PEN Texas, Carve Magazine, UNT, KERA, the Adolphus Hotel, DASN, Promise House,Trinity River Mission, Cancer Support Centers of North Texas, Vitruvian Park, Deep Vellum Press, and many others! 

When you join The Writer's Garret, 
you join a whole community 
that values reading and writing.  
 
 
DONORLANDING STARTS TOMORROW! 
 
Stay tuned . . . 

 
 







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This season of educational programs and events 
has been made possible by the following: 

   

 National Endowment for the ArtsLucky Dog BooksCity of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs;George and Fay Young FoundationTexas Commission on the ArtsM.B. and Edna Zale Foundation; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund; Heritage Auctions (HA.com)Allied World Assurance CompanyDallas AfterSchool NetworkBig Thought; Mike and Debra Decker; Bob and Donna Beavers; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Communities Foundation of Texas; The Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Texas Instruments; Chase; Adolphus Hotel; Safeway; Donors to the Jack Myers and Jacob Myers Funds; and our Members, Board of Trustees, and Board of Sponsors.

  

(If we have inadvertently left anyone off this list,  

 

please let us know asap. We WANT to thank you!) 



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