Screenwriting is a distinctive approach to storytelling for the visual medium. This 3-day workshop is an introduction to the basic principles of dramatic writing that guides the student to the creative and technical process of translating a concept to a screenplay. Some of the topics to be covered are plot, character, the 3-act paradigm and alternative structures.
What will be covered
- Screenwriting concepts and terms
- Structure and plot
- Character and archetypes
- Format and style
- Pitching and concept development
- The 3-act paradigm
- Dramatic beats
- Alternative structures and nonlinear plots
- Dramatic and narrative voice
- Screenwriting software
Who should attend
If you have an interest in filmmaking, some writing experience, and a college level education, this workshop is for you.
Please note, this hands-on workshop is scheduled differently from most other PCCI classes. Instead, of an all-day, consecutive-day schedule, this class will be spread out over 3 Fridays. Class hours will be from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
In addition, the will be a 2-hour consultation session between each class day, so the instructor can discuss the participants’ writing progress.
Emmanuel Dela Cruz, a native of Aparri, Cagayan is a Palanca award-winning screenwriter, creative consultant, theater/film/television director, mentor and actor. He is known for the films MY REBOUND GIRL (2016), SLUMBER PARTY (2012), and SARONG BANGGI (2005).
He co-created the television hits PANGAKO SA 'YO and TABING-ILOG, SCQ RELOAD to name a few. He co-produced ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS, ENDO (ufo Pictures) and ZOMBADINGS 1: PATAYIN SA SHOKOT SI REMINGTON (Origin8 Media).
His theater work includes ORAS NA, THREE RATS, SEREMONYAS, MGA KUNEHO, KATABI and RUN, MARGA, RUN. He won the FAMAS for KAILANGAN KITA (2002), the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2007 Short Film Best Director for the Marawi-shot GABON, and the GAWAD CCP for LARO ( AmBisyon2010).
Currently a film faculty in Asia Pacific Film Institute, Far Eastern University, and the ABS-CBN University Moving Images Academy. He mentors for the UFO Directing Actors Workshop, based on the acting school of respected Hollywood guru, Judith Weston.
He is the founding chairman of the Philippine’s Independent Filmmakers’ Cooperative (IFC), creator of the IndieSine.
His film SLUMBER PARTY will be part of CINE LOKAL's LGBT Film Festival Celebration this June 2017.
- Jun 16, 23 & 30 (3 Fridays)
1:30 to 5:30 PM
PhP 5,995 (USD 150)
Includes materials and snacks.
Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.