Building on the basics, and taking place over 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings, this Intermediate Screenwriting Workshop will give artists tools to take their work to the next level. This is a workshop designed to get pages written for a short or a feature, and for gaining insightful feedback from the instructor and a group of peers in a conversational format. Topics that will be covered more in-depth include: visuals and dynamic script elements, character introductions, scene construction, scene tension, act construction and transitions. Additional topics can be added depending on the participants' needs.


This is an intensive writing and reviewing workshop. Participants will be required to write and/or review their peer's work each week. Balancing the work will depend on how many participants there are. The base expectation is that everyone is producing between 5-10 pages per week, and reviewing each other's work. If the participant is working in narrative shorts, it is expected that they have a few projects to work with over the weeks.


A full 10-page writing sample is the admission requirement to ensure that the group knowledge level is balanced.  Please send writing samples by the registration deadline (Feb. 14, 2017) to: workshops@sawvideo.com 



SAW's Introduction to Screenwriting or Screenwriting Bootcamp are strong prerequisites, but not absolutely necessary if the writer has other screenwriting experience.




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