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Screenwriting 101

CLASS UPDATE: This class will now be taught by Marissa Flaxbart.

Introductory | The basics of screenwriting, delivered in bite-size assignments. Aimed at beginners excited about dipping their toes into new waters, this class will examine screenplay format, visual storytelling, dialogue, structure, and how exactly a script serves as a blueprint for the filmmaking process. Throughout the course, students will generate material to be workshopped in the style of a writers’ room, with student work read aloud and critiqued in class.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Marissa Flaxbart

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Start Date: 07/07/2021

End Date: 08/25/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$355.50 Member Price:
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$395.00 General Price:

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Marissa Flaxbart

Marissa Flaxbart is a writer, filmmaker, and podcaster based in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University. Early in her professional life, she produced and directed a feature-length documentary, SHOW/CHOIR, while leading a team of technology lecturers at one of the first flagship Apple stores. Since relocating to Los Angeles, she has worked as a writer and developer for film and television. She is the host of the culture podcast Sweet Valley Diaries and a writer/producer for Twenty Thousand Hertz. Her first narrative feature will be released in 2021.

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