Screenwriting: The First Act

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    Screenwriting: The First Act

    This course guides the screenwriter through the process of executing a detailed step outline and drafting a first act. In the first half of the class, focus is on further developing their story, articulating their dramatic idea, considering plot, structure, character, and action and translating that into a working outline. The second half of class is directed towards understanding the essential dramatic elements of a feature film set-up including the establishment of tone, theme, world, character, inciting incident, tension, and stakes.