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Topics will include Character Building, Format, Structure, The Biz.


PRICE: $15 per 1 hour session, $40 for all 4.

These are 59 minute 59 second lightning round discussions on the major subjects needed by screenwriters looking to be successful in the business. They will be samples taken from Mr. Peditto classes at Chicago Filmmakers.

Time will be left at the end of each lecture for individual Q & A on each subject. Chicago Filmmakers is a great place to network, meeting other screenwriters or people in the film community looking to make their scripts happen. You can mix and match any single one hour lecture for $15 dollars, or stay for all four for $40. There will be a half-hour break for lunch.

Classes will run in this order:

Please arrive early.

Arrive at 12.

12:30-1:30pm // Crafting Character // How do you strike a chord in people? Learn how to write something that resonates, universally.

1:45 – 2:45pm // Format // Learn the Rules, and then how to break them. The essentials of screenwriting, presented like you’ve never seen them before.
3:00 – 4:00pm // Structure // Learn the basics of the different structural models used in and out of Hollywood: 3-act structure, story perspective, outlining, endings, etc.

4:15 – 5:15pm // The Biz  // Learn how to navigate the business side of screenwriting, including how to sell your script and trends within the industry.

The lectures will be filmed through for an upcoming Filmbay interactive class.

By attending you are giving your permission to allow yourself to be filmed.

There will be 15-minute breaks between each 1-hour session. Cost for the workshop is $40. Individual sessions can be purchased at the door for $15 each.  PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be videotaped.  You will be asked to sign a waiver at the door.  There will be designated seating for individuals who do not wish to be videotaped.  NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

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  • Linda F.

    First event of the day starts at noon today at the chicago filmmakers. 4 panels....

    February 9, 2014

  • Pop S.

    I would more than likely make the next one. I am puppy sitting the "The Puppy from Hell" for a friend and he needs 24 hour attention.

    February 9, 2014

  • Harry H.

    It would be great to be able to see some concrete results from rubbing shoulders and getting more insight about technique, style, and cadence.

    January 13, 2014

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