This is the only Masterclass of its kind currently being offered in the Coachella Valley. In this class you will be guided through all the steps necessary to create a strong first draft stageplay or screenplay. Understanding premise, themes, the 3 act structure, plot point reversal, grabbing the readers attention on page 1 and ending up with a strong finish is integral to creating a strong first draft.
The primary text we will be using is Syd Fields’ “The Foundations of Screenwriting.” In addition we will be drawing on excerpts from Egri, McKee, Seger, etc. during the final weeks of the semester, students will have the opportunity to have their material performed at a table read.
Class is limited to 8 students.
Faculty: Georgeana Mimms
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4
Please call the Box Office 760-296-2966 for more information.
“Georgeana is one of the best writers I have ever read. She is so talented.”
– Gavin MacLeod, Actor
“Georgeana is a natural story teller. Her acute observation of life makes her mind sizzle with amazing stories about incredible characters, packed dialogue that is so dry, so apposite and so witty it makes you want to cry with laughter, and emotional insight that makes you gasp. She embraces the craft of performance writing and it shows”
– Peter Dunne, Author/Producer – Electric Media
“Georgeana is not only an excellent writer, but teacher too. She takes complex material and makes it easily understandable. Anyone would be fortunate to experience her class.”
– Ann Busby, Senior Vice President Universal Pictures, retired.