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Saturday, April 3, 2010

From Your Head to the Screen: Writing a Winning Screenplay

The Rhode Island Film Collaborative (RIFC) presents:

Instructor: Jenn Dlugos

Everyone at some time or another has had an idea and said, "That would make a good movie!" This class is for anyone who dreams of making that dream a reality. The class will teach students how to make their idea marketable before they even write a word, craft compelling characters and dialogue, follow proper screenplay format, and make use of the advantages of a visual medium when crafting their story. The students will craft the Pitch-perfect one-minute pitch, and learn all the routes to get their script produced including the studio system, the indie market, and producing it themselves.

6 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm, $270
April 20 through May 27, 2010 Classes held at Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire St, Providence RI (map)

Register online at www.rifcfilms.com (www.rifcfilms.com/education.aspx)

Jenn Dlugos is an award-winning screenwriter, winning awards for six screenplays (two shorts, four features) including the Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Competition, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Twin Rivers Media Festival, The Vine Entertainment Film Festival, the Kids First! film festival, the Feel Good Film Festival, The Beverly Hills Film Festival and the NYCMIDNIGHT Screenwriting Challenge. She was the screenwriter for the short film The Pitch for the 2007 Providence 48 Hour Film Project. The film won four awards, including 2nd Runner-up for Best of Providence, Audience Favorite and Best Twist Ending.

Her screenplay The Last Promise of Giles Corey is contracted by Firesite Films for their Historic Haunts & Legends of America series, and she is the screenwriter for Big Hope Films, a charity which helps disabled children realize their dream of making a film. Most recently, a producer in Seattle acquired the rights to her screenplay Followed, and she is making her documentary directing debut with a humorous documentary There She Is, Mrs. Massachusetts, which finished filming in Spring of 2009.

Her edgy humor won her the Shock Your Mama! humor writing competition, and she was recently published by Travelers' Tales in the book, Whose Panties Are These? and Chicken Soup for the Soul. In 2000, she published her first book, How to Survive a Small Town Without Being Trampled by a Cow.


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