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Giving Your Scrren Characters an Inner Life by NYU Prof.

  • Mar 22, 2014 · 3:00 PM

In this seminar you will learn how to manage your characters’ expectations which will not only move your plot forward, but add to the depth of your characters giving you a much richer screenplay. If your characters are too aware of what is possible, it will kill any suspense and your audience will say, “Oh I knew that was going to happen.” As a result of this class, you will learn how to shape the plot so that the ending is truly a surprise.

Plotting a screenplay requires a delicate balance between the writer knowing the outcome and then concealing it from both his/her main character and from the audience. Come spend the afternoon with Professor Horowitz and learn the tricks to writing a more suspenseful story. AT A GLANCE: • Who it is for: Anyone who wants to write or is currently writing a screenplay no matter how experienced they are.

• What it does: Teaches you how to enrich your characters and add depth to your plot • Why you need it: To help you efficiently improve any screenplay EXPECT TO LEARN: What You’ll Learn: • Tricks and tips for making your characters three dimensional

• How to use your own motivations and reactions to understand your characters

• Efficient and effective ways to write character and plot together making for a more meaningful script Who Should Attend? • Beginning writers

• Screenwriters who want to write better

• Seasoned writers looking for a more effective writing method

• Writers struggling to complete their screenplay. Instructor:

Marilyn Horowitz is an award-winning New York University professor, author, producer, and Manhattan-based writing teacher. She works with first time and published novelists, new and produced screenwriters, and emerging and award-winning filmmakers. Marilyn is also a judge for the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Program for film and media students.

Marilyn has a created a revolutionary system that yields a new, more effective way of writing. She is the author of six books using the method, including editions for college, high school, and middle school. The college version is a required text at New York University, and University of California. Two of her books have been used in the Lights, Camera, Literacy! program taught to over 1,000 children in Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools (recent recipient of the “Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award” for outstanding scholastic performance).

Marilyn has contributed to Movie Maker and currently writes for and Script magazines. Marilyn has taught more than 100 classes, seminars, and workshops across the country for groups including the Writers Guild of America East, NYWIFT Philadelphia Writer’s Conference, Script DC, and Screenwriters World East. She is a frequent speaker and presenter at the Great American PitchFest and the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles, as well as being a panelist at Author 101 University.

In addition, Marilyn has written several feature-length screenplays, one of which was optioned. Her production credits include the feature films And Then Came Love (2007), starring Vanessa Williams and distributed by Warner Bros.; Caleb’s Door (2009), distributed by Around the Scenes; Found in Time (2011); Nocturnal Agony (2011); and The One (2011). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHEN: March 22nd Saturday, 3:00-5:00pm WHERE: SHETLER STUDIO 244 west 54 Street 12 floor MEETUP MEMBERSHIP PRICE: $24.99

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  • steve e.

    It was great. I learned a lo.t

    March 23, 2014

  • Steven A.

    Prof. Horowitz is a master of the screenwriting craft.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Arlene S.

    I'm volunteering at the New York children's international film festival. Please keep

    March 16, 2014

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