August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

Introduction to Screenwriting

A moviegoer has certain expectations of a film’s journey, whether conscious or subconscious. When they look at the movie poster, they think, “Should I pay $10 to see this?” But before that even happens, a producer asks, “Can I raise millions of dollars to make this?” Discover what Hollywood is looking for in a story and writer, how this complicated industry works, as well as essential techniques that grab a producer’s attention and make the execution of your story as good as the hook, all while taking the audience on an emotional ride. Understanding screenwriting is essential for novelists, too. After all, most of us want to see our books on the big screen. If you structure your novel with a film producer in mind, it just might happen!