The Elements of Screenplay
The "Elements of Screenplay" Short Course is a one-day seminar which provides the same basic information as the original two-day version, but in an abbreviated format and at a reduced price. The primary difference between this seminar and the two-day course is the absence of the use of film clips and the second-day screening of the film "A Few Good Men." All topics presented in the two-day course will be covered by this class. Informational handout packets will also be provided to all participants. Please refer to the "Course Content" page (click link) for the specifics on the topics covered.
The cost of this seminar is $125.00 paid at the door. To register, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm. Space is limited to 20 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure a spot you may pre-pay by mail by sending a check or money order made out to Robert Gosnell to: Robert Gosnell Screenwriting Services, PO Box 351, Pine, CO 80470. In the unlikely event the class is cancelled, all pre-paid fees will be promptly refunded.
When: Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Hampton Inn, Denver-Southwest
3605 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80235
Coffee, tea and ice water will be provied by the Hampton Inn. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are many sit-down and fast-food restaurants with a short drive, including McDonalds, Starbucks, Bennigans and Subway. A Denny's and an Old Chicago are within walking distance.
Handout packets will be provided, which contain information on the following topics:
Margins & Format Rules
The 3 Act Structure
Beat Sheet Sample
Character Check List
Cover Page Samples
WGA Registration Information
Screenwriting Resources on the Net
ADDENDUM'S - Standard Contract Forms, Standard Release Forms, Sample Query Letter, Copyright Form PA
Note: While not required, it is highly recommended that participants view the film "A Few Good Men" prior to class, as many examples from that film will be cited. Other notable movies from which examples will be taken are "Rocky", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "Apocolypse Now", and "Jaws."