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Screenplay Focus Group

  • Jun 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Many people aspire to write the next big blockbuster hit coming to theatres across the nation. However, unlike other genres of writing, there are rules and conventions that must be addressed when writing a screenplay. This includes how screenplays differ from other forms, like novels, and what exactly needs to happen in the first ten pages.

The screenwriting focus group will discuss the form of screenwriting. We'll read examples of existing screenplays from TV shows like Lost to award-winning movies like Back to the Future. We'll discuss the elements that made them successful and begin to employ them in our own scripts. Additionally, we'll work on developing good habits and routines in our own lives that successful screenwriters use. We'll share our work with the group and help to hold each other accountable to our writing goals.

The first screenwriting focus group meeting is on May 14th at 7pm at the Starbucks on Linebaugh and Dale Mabry. We'll discuss what we want out of this group and decide how often we'd like to meet. Hope to see you there.

Membership in Tampa Writers Alliance is required for meetings past the initial visit.

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  • Karen M.

    That was a lot of fun last night learning the format of screenplays and brainstorming our ideas. I'm looking forward to the next meeting!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • GF J.

    GREAT meeeting you writers both newbies and experienced!!!

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I expanded the attendance slots to 10

    June 9, 2013

  • GF J.

    looking forward to it! though my life is prioritized.

    June 5, 2013

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