Sharon Y. Cobb, director of Jacksonville.com's Cinemania, will instruct three, one-day screenwriting workshops of various difficulty at University of North Florida's University Center located on 12000 Alumni Drive.
The Beginning Screenwriting Workshop, Saturday, August 21(also November 6) from 9am to 5pm, is an introduction to the three-act structure, basics about creating movie characters, film stories, and plot construction, which will also educate on loglines, synopses, and beat sheets and use film clips as examples.
The Intermediate Screenwriting Workshop, Saturday, August 28 (also November 13) from 9am to 5pm, is about learning to work outside of the common three-act structure and open writing to alternative story structures, which will also feature a powerful class writing exercise to help students create organic characters and have film clips as examples (recommended for students who have either completed the Beginning Screenwriting Workshop or have completed two screenplays).
The Advanced Screenwriting Workshop, Saturday, September 11 (also November 20) from 9am to 5pm, will allow students to participate in exercises such as writing powerful opening scenes, introducing protagonists and antagonists by presenting the essence of the character, and creating organic and multidimensional characters and then to share their writing for critique by fellow students and the instructor. This workshop will also include advanced dialog development and techniques to avoid exposition and show film clips as examples (recommended for students who have either completed the Beginning Screenwriting Workshop or have completed two screenplays). Each workshop costs $89 to enroll in. Register by calling (904) 620-4200 or visiting LEARN Jacksonville.