SCREENWRITING: WRITING FOR FILM, MOVIES & TV
IT'S TIME AGAIN FOR MR. MARC LAPADULA'S CLASS IN MCLEAN, VA - SCREENWRITING:
WRITING FOR FILM, MOVIES & TV
Mr. Lapadula teaches screenwriting at Yale University, University of PA, John
Hopkins, etc., etc. (see below)
A great class. If you have to miss the a class or two, you can make it up
later in another session.
Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Movies & TV
This is the one you have all heard about!
Five 2.5 hour lessons
Sundays, July 13 to August 10, 2008, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ABOUT MARC LAPADULA'S STUDENTS:
*Yale Professor Marc Lapadula's students have won many major National
Screenwriting Competitions (Disney, Nicholl, Chesterfield, and Austin to name
only a few).
*Marc's students have been nominated for Emmy's for their writing on SCRUBS
and FAMILY GUY.
*Former students write for LAW AND ORDER, THE SIMPSONS, SVU, OLIVER BEENE,
THE AGENCY, and STEP BY STEP.
*His student's have had their screenplays sold and made into movies like THE
BREAK UP with Jennifer Anniston and Vince Vaughn, CRY WOLF, MENTOR, RAISE YOUR
VOICE and others.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Learn the tactics of writing and selling a feature-length screenplay in this
dynamic seminar. The instructor will provide in-depth analysis of the structure
of several famous films: 'PSYCHO', 'CHINATOWN', and 'DOCTOR STRANGELOVE'.
Students will be assigned to watch these classic movies and others as well as
read screenplays to learn by example.
Participants will learn how to develop their own work: plotting the story,
creating dimensional characters, writing compelling dialogue, and operating in
the correct screenplay format. Participants will closely examine what is
necessary to enable them to market their work professionally.
"Marc Lapadula's screenwriting course helped me to get started the right way
in this exciting -- but different and challenging -- kind of writing. The
screenplay I began in Marc's course, The Paper Route, went on to win cash
prizes in six screenwriting contests and is ranked as one of the top all-time
winners by winningscripts.com. Since then I have completed three more scripts,
one of which just won first prize in a screenwriting contest; and I have
received hundreds of requests for my scripts from producers. I thoroughly
recommend Marc's course both for beginning screenwriters and for those who have
been at it a while." -Dan Howell, Screenwriter
McLean, VA 22101
$131 for McLean district residents, $178 for non-residents. Plus course
materials fee once registered.
This class may fill up quickly, so sign up soon! The course # is 1662.380
Contact The McLean Center to register for the Class and Make your Payment
The number for the McLean Center is 703-790-0123
Or register by Web: http://www.mcleancenter.org/
Registration or class questions? Email Marc's former student Amina at
or call Marc's cell phone at 610 876-9822
ABOUT PROFESSOR MARC LAPADULA:
McLean native Marc Lapadula is a full-time lecturer at Yale University, where
he runs the screenwriting program in the Film Studies Department. Marc also
lectures and conducts screenwriting workshops on both graduate and
undergraduate levels at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins
University. He has also lectured on film and conducted screenwriting seminars
at Columbia University Graduate Film School, as well as the Screenwriting
Series at the Smithsonian Institution. He is a consultant for film producers
and New Line Films studio. Marc produced the short film, 'Angel Passing',
starring Hume Cronyn, which was screened at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and
won the Grand Jury Award at WORLDFEST, the Houston International Film Festival.
Most recently Marc co-produced the film 'Mentor' starring Rutger Hauer, which
premiered at THE TRIBECCA FILM FESTIVAL 2006.