Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Scriptwriting workshop

Before the actor was cast, the director was hired, the sound was mixed or the wardrobe created, there was the script.  Fuel Film, a not-for-profit cooperative that promotes the growth of the Memphis film industry through education and investment, is hosting the workshop, It Starts with the Script, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the new University Center at the University of Memphis.  The cost to attend the event is $10. 

Those interested in attending may register at http://script.eventbrite.com.

The action-oriented workshop will feature guest speakers and facilitators including entertainment attorneys, screenwriting professors and professional screenwriters.

“Our goal is to focus on the best practices for writing for film,” says Fuel Film Founder Matt Beickert.  “Aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters need to learn the proper anatomy of a professional script so that they can increase their chances of selling their screenplay or securing funding if they plan to produce it themselves.”

Many aspiring screenwriters have few problems coming up with ideas, the challenge usually arises with structure, character development and ultimately how to move from the stage of creation to the stage of producing or selling.  Fuel Film’s It Starts with the Script, hopes to resolve the common as well as complex issues when it comes to writing, selling and producing a screenplay.

About Fuel Film: Fuel Film was founded in 2009 in an effort to help get more local films made. For more information and our 2010 Schedule of Events, go to: www.fuelfilm.org.

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