with NICHOLAS CARELLA
~ Get the idea out of your head and onto the page ~
For the first half of the day, we will engage in a conversation based lecture, covering a number of topics that include: where to find inspiration, what makes for a compelling premise, how do you license existing material, what is covered by intellectual property laws, the differences between plays and films and more.
For the second half of the day, we will cover case studies of screen adaptations- including the instructor’s own work- identifying the successes and difficulties of the projects. The class will then be given in class adaptation assignments, to pitch to the class.
The first half of the day will be focused on pitching and the logistics of indie production (like where to find money) as well as an analysis of the marketplace. The majority of the day will be dedicated to the 3 pre-selected projects (submitted by participants ahead of the class) to be workshopped. The workshopping will consist of artistic elements such as fleshing out the story of the premise, discussing the genre and point of view etc. as well as business elements like the scope of production, cultural relevance and position in the marketplace.
Current Students – $99
Standard – $149
Any non student who participates in the workshop is valid to receive a $50 discount on any Part Time class beginning January 2019.