Crash course in two hours: How to up the ante for your screenplay to get it noticed. The gatekeepers of Hollywood, the ones who decide if your script meets the eyes of a producer or executive or an actor, all read thousands of scripts for a living. And they are tired and they have seen it all. This two hour class will focus on the elements of scene, character, and tension and those ever important First Ten Pages. Using examples and in class exercises, you will come up with something new, different and engaging that will get your screenplay noticed.
After 20 years in the film industry working for William Morris, Peters Entertainment, Sylvester Stallone’s White Eagle Productions, Village Roadshow and Demarest Entertainment, Kate Maruyama turned to fiction. Her novel Harrowgate was published by 47North and her short work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She teaches for Antioch University Los Angeles’s MFA and BA Programs, for inspiration2publication.com and for Writing Workshops Los Angeles.