Brandeis University

    ENG 79A: Screenwriting Workshop: Beginning Screenplay

    Instructor: Marc Weinberg
    Prerequisites: Offered exclusively on a credit/no credit basis. May be repeated for credit.
    Course Description: <b>This course will be a traditional on-campus course in Summer 2022</b><br> There's never been a better time to become a screenwriter. Breakthroughs in technology, production, and distribution have heightened the demand for good scripts. Whether you want to write a micro-budget indie or a Hollywood blockbuster, this course provides all the essential tools you’ll need. Learn the fundamentals – structure, story arc, character development – and develop the first act of your feature screenplay. You’ll also watch and analyze recent movies. Join us for a creative, low-pressure course over five weeks, and you’ll never look at a movie the same way again! </br></br>Instructor Marc Weinberg has sold screenplays and script ideas to studios and production companies, including Paramount Pictures, USA Network, and A&E. In addition to teaching at Brandeis, he also teaches at Emerson College and Boston University and has been a guest lecturer at the Disney/Pixar Studios. Weinberg is a member of the Writers Guild of America and has a feature film going into production later this year.
    Session: Session I
    Day: T, W, Th
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:50pm
    Credit Hours: 4 Credits
    Course Format: On-Campus Course for Summer 2022
    Brandeis Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: HUM, WI, DL
    Enrollment Limit: 14 students
    Course Classification: Undergraduate Level Course
    Course Tuition: $3,290
    Course Fees: None
    Open to High School Students: Yes