Is This Course For You?
Do you have a story you want to tell-turn into a novel, a movie, or tv series? This course is for writers, storytellers, journalists and reporters, professionals and amateurs-anyone who has a story they wish to publish. Writing experience is not required, but can be helpful-a compelling story is more important. Partners and writing teams are welcome.
To learn more this class and other course offerings visit: Alaska New Media 2014 Course Schedule
The 4-Day Story Development Weekend
The 4-Day Story Retreat is being held in Anchorage. Attending writers will meet screen-writer Chris Keane. Attendees will have 6 to 10 minutes to pitch their story-verbally. Chris will provide an in depth critique for each pitch along with notes on your synopsis. At the end of the workshop each person will have a finished 4-page treatment of their story. Chris will also be presenting a series of lectures on:
– Story Development
– Plot Structure
– Character Development
– Script Formats
– The Writing Process
8-Week Mentorships Level I & Level 2 In the 8-week Level I and Level II Mentorships Chris will shepherd writers through the process of creating their “First Draft”. Writers submit pages weekly via email, comments are returned via email, followed by face-to-face SKYPE conversations as needed. Bi-monthy online seminars bring the class together to share progress.
In the first 8-week, each author or team will create:
– A scene breakdown and outline
– A series of 3-page character profiles
– The drafts of the first and second acts
In the second 8-week, writers will complete:
– The remaining third act and first re-write of their script
– The first two chapters of their novel, or complete script of a pilot – A 2-minute producer’s or publisher’s pitch
– A marketing plan to sell your property
To learn more visit: Story Development & Screen-writing
Chris Keane is a writer, novelist and teacher of the writing process. He has written more than a dozen novels and non-fiction books, most of which have been turned into films or television series. He is the author of the best selling screenwriting book: How to Write A Selling Screenplay and a second book on the screenwriting process: HOT PROPERTY: Screenwriting in the New Hollywood.
Chris’s first film project as screenwriter, came from of his first books: The Hunter, Steve MacQueen’s last movie . He later wrote a follow-up book: The Huntress, which he turned into a television series on USA Network. He wrote the script for Dangerous Company, produced by (Warner Brothers for CBS), The Crossing, based on his novel by the same name and the original screenplay for Mr. and Mrs. Bliss, produced by ABC. He recently finished his latest novel, BABY EYE, and has written the screenplay, LOST LIGHT, for producer Peter Janney.
Chris has been leading writers’ workshops, leading graduate course and mentoring new writers for more than 20 years. He has taught and/or lectures at Harvard, Emerson College where he is currently an adjunct professor of writing, and The Workshops in Rockport, Maine.
Class Length: 4-Day Story Structure Weekend Bootcamp
Dates: January 30, 31st & Feb. 1st, 2nd
Where: Anchorage, Alaska
Tuition: $695 – includes breakfasts, lunches and 2 dinners
Levels: Open Portfolio
Requirement: a 1-page synopsis of your story, submitted prior to class and resumé. Check website for details.
What to bring: a laptop
Class Length: 2-Month Mentorship Story Development Level I
2- Month Mentorship Story Development Level II
Dates: Available from Feb. 2nd through May 24th
Tuition: Each 2-Month class, $1,500.
ALASKA RESIDENTS PLEASE NOTE THESE CLASSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT THROUGH THE STATE OF ALASKA’S ITA PROGRAM. FOR DETAILS CONTACT DAVID LYMAN : firstname.lastname@example.org