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TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

The best TV shows are addictive, beckoning us to bring the characters into our homes or onto our devices, episode after episode. The people might be cops, thugs, monsters, geeks, doctors, lawyers, fixers, or just ordinary people with everyday problems. The format might be network, streaming, or a web series. As long as it hooks us. Each TV show...

Friday Nov 8th, 10am - 5pm

Screenwriting Level 1 One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types: drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told...

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

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Television Comedy Workshop

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Midtown 247 W 35th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10001

You’ll learn the elements of a successful half-hour comedy series, and how to write a series pilot or series spec script that shows off your talent as a writer, but also your ability to demonstrate your professionalism to every network, studio, and series producer who reads it. By the time you’re done, you’ll not only have real world experience...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$1,200

10 sessions

Writing and Acting Workshop

at The Writers and Actors Group - Midtown 520 8th Ave 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

Where actors get to work on their cold reading skills, and writers get to workshop their scripts. This weekly workshop is a fun a fun and friendly opportunity to practice cold reading, and become a better writer. Be a writer, be an actor, or be both. We workshop 2 scripts per week, roughly 25 pages of each. Actors receive their scripts when...

Thursday Oct 17th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Directing Chekhov

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Regardless of the genre, playwright, or period, the director's job is to create a unified vision for a production that inspires collaboration among the artists and a transformative experience for the audience. With Chekhov, this all starts with a director's relationship with their actors. This class might be for you if you: Wish to expand your versatility...

Monday Nov 4th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$380

5 sessions

Television Drama Workshop

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Midtown 247 W 35th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Join writers from all over the world and your teacher, Pulitzer Prize nominated author, TV writer, screenwriter, professor, and former HBO executive, Stephen Molton, for this unique Television Drama Weekend Intensive Workshop. Get ready to dive deep into the structure of of the pilot and learn what makes a drama pilot sell. Collaborate live through...

Saturday Nov 16th, 11am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$375

2 sessions

Playwriting I Weekend Workshop: Jumpstart

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

For playwrights, actors, directors, designers and anyone interested in exploring the creative process and broadening their skills in storytelling. Whether you are new to playwriting or in the middle of a project, you already possess, deep inside you, everything you need to jumpstart your art and bring forth your unique voice. For theatre artists and...

Saturday Nov 16th, 10am - 6pm

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The Nuts and Bolts of Screenwriting

at Imeldaoreilly - Chelsea 134 W 29th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10001

This workshop is ideal for actors, writers or anyone who wants to start or continue to develop their writing techniques. The Material covered will include choosing the right idea for the format, how to take a cliché idea and make it original and obtain tools and formulae to help you develop the craft of screenwriting. How can you showcase yourself...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$325

5 sessions

Walking the Line: Strengthen Process, Keep your Voice

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Workshop: Walking the Line - Strengthening Your Process While Keeping Your Voice With Crystal Skillman In writing any work, you’re at your best and most clear when you can drive your own process to strengthen your craft and deepen your story. In this 2-day workshop, playwright Crystal Skillman will share her personal writing process for structure...

Saturday Oct 26th, 12pm - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$260

2 sessions

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Screenwriting/Playwriting/TV & Musical Theater Writing

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this workshop playwrights, screenwriters, tv, and musical theater writers revise works-in-progress or develop new ideas from conception to completion. Several active students are currently having works produced in NYC and abroad that were developed in class. Particular attention is paid to writing prompts and exercises that engage fundamentals of...

Monday Oct 28th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (8 sessions)
$460

8 sessions

Start Your Screenplay Now

at Blueprint Screenwriting Group - Midtown 260 West 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

Now in their sixth successful year, Blueprint Screenwriting Group's weekly writing workshops take place in midtown Manhattan. These small, supportive classes are for screenwriters who are serious about finishing their pilot or feature script. With a class size of 8 or fewer, individual attention is given to each student as Timothy helps you:...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$350

7 sessions

Screenwriting for Teens (ages 14-17)

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

The filmmaking process, whether for film, television, or online content, begins with writing a screenplay. In this 10-week class, students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of screenwriting, including story structure, screenplay format, character creation, dialogue, and action writing.  Through writing exercises and collaborative...

Saturday Jan 11th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

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Write Your Screenplay

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Midtown 247 W 35th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger Will Forever Change The Way You View Screenwriting. Rather than imposing formulaic models from the outside, we teach you how to organically “grow” your script, from initial idea, to character, to scene, to act, to the movie you’ve always dreamed of writing. Jump Start Your Writing. Whether you’re...

No Upcoming Schedules
$375

4 sessions

Playwriting for Adults

at Coditum Coding Classes - Hoboken 720 Monroe St Unit C-513, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Learn how to bring your story to paper and have it ready for the stage. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. A play can be staged anywhere, from an empty space surrounded by folding chairs to a fully-lit Broadway stage, and everything in between. But the performance doesn't happen unless there is a story to...

No Upcoming Schedules
$349

7 sessions

Playwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

The lights in the theater dim, and a play begins. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. The laughs and gasps and tears happen live, on the spot. And a play can be staged anywhere, from an empty space surrounded by folding chairs to a plush Broadway house. A play will not soar in performance unless it’s great...

No Upcoming Schedules
$460

10 sessions

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