The InternationalWomen's Writing Guild
Screenwriting – Nuts and Bolts with Linda Bergman
This class in an in-depth version of the Introduction to Screenplay class where we learned that in screenplay, STRUCTURE IS EVERYTHING. Here we will go deeper into the act breaks which should be your beginning, middle and end. We will cover the midpoint, subplots, characters and dialogue. You will learn to set your style and tone and how important it is to stick to it. We’ll discuss theme and more importantly, what it is you are trying to say. We will study the Syd Field Screenplay Paradigm that acts as a road map through the unknown of the story and use examples from award winning scripts.
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. www.lindabergmancreativewriting.com