Christine Conradt’s Upcoming Screenwriting Seminars
Christine’s Early Bird Saturday Screenwriting Sessions are small, interactive, half-day group sessions that focus on three core concepts necessary to write a marketable screenplay. Designed for novice, intermediate, and professional screenwriters, the class is organized in a way that participants may work on applying the core concepts to an existing or partially written screenplay, or they may do the more generic versions of the exercises to help hone their writing skills and brainstorm ideas for their next project. The only required text book is Now Write! Screenwriting edited by Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson. This book may be purchased here, at the same time as registration, or it can be purchased beforehand through Amazon or some other distributor. It retails for $14.95 but is available for $10.00 when purchased with session registration and participants receive the book in person at the session. Breakfast is included. Sessions are held in the South Bay area and location is dependent on the number of participants, so address and directions to the location are emailed the Friday before the session. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops and scripts they are working on.
· 8am – 12pm and includes a hot breakfast
· Maximum of 10 participants
· Three topics per session
· Held in the South Bay
· $89 per session with book, $79 w/o book
While a portion of the session does include a lecture, the focus of the Early Bird sessions is to practice honing specific screenwriting skills and apply them to one’s own project. Christine urges participants to dedicate the entire day to writing and after the four-hour session ends, to go find a quiet spot at a coffee shop or the beach and continue working individually.
Spring 2014 Sessions
Click on the session below for more information and to register.
Sat., February 22 – Writing Synopses/Coverage/Becoming a Reader
Sat., March 1 – Developing Characters/Dialog/Theme Goals & Plot Goals
Sat., March 29 – Crafting Scenes/Structure/Defining Theme
Sat., April 12 – Awesome Opening Scenes/Non-Verbal Dialog/Writing with Style
Sat., April 26 – Writing for Low Budgets/Writing Treatments/Loglines
About Christine Conradt
Christine has written more than forty indie films and made-for-TV movies in the horror, thriller, and crime drama genre. Her films have aired on networks like FOX, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, and USA. She is the writer of SUMMER’S MOON, CHRISTIE’S REVENGE, MATERNAL OBSESSION, and HOTEL CALIFORNIA. She holds a BFA in film from USC and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University. She also contributed an exercise to Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.