The International
Women's Writing Guild

Introduction to Screenwriting

  • Monday, November 09, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Digital Village


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90-Minute Workshop

Introduction to Screenwriting

Did you know you need to have your story completely written out before you start your screenplay?  Did you know you have to make sure it works before you do your screenplay? Yikes. 

This 90-minute class will be a whizz-bang overlook at the art of the screenplay. I will lean heavily on the three-act plot structure as a screenplay is ALL ABOUT STRUCTURE. We will cruise by  logline, plots, characters, and subplots  based on your characters, plot points, dialogue, your theme and style. You’ll learn the screenplay paradigm, the midpoint, and the importance of an ending that creates irony. Since irony can only be created by a strong beginning that is the opposite of where your main character ends up, there’s fun and a lot of creativity in between.

Even if you’re writing a novel or memoir, you will learn so much about story by taking this workshop.   

Linda Bergman has written 24 films and produced 5 of them. She’s been nominated for an Emmy, Access Award, The Alpha Award, and the prestigious Writer's Guild Award. She’s taught in LA, NYC, Marin, San Miguel Allende and many locales for the IWWG. Linda wrote So You Think Your Life’s A Movie: Ten Steps to a Script That Sells, and So You Think Your Life’s A Movie? The Sequel. Her musical, Wanna Play?, was published by Sam French and produced on PBS. She’s circulating her 10-minute play, Forever, to festivals, and writing her third book on film and wicked tales.