Are you a bit of a structure junkie? Are you constantly stuck fantasizing about set pieces and story turns in your scripts?
This installment of Speed The Pen is for you.
Dates: Thursday, July 20th 2017
Location: The Actor's Green Room, 15 West 28th Street, New York, New York. 9th Floor
Due to the in-depth nature of this class, it is limited to 16 people
Ages 18 and up
Speed The Pen:
The Gentler Approach
In screenwriting it seems the topic of conversation is often about structure. We get so caught up considering the twists and turns of our plot we neglect the heart and soul in our work. This installment of Speed The Pen will be focused on truly feeling our stories out at the emotional level and making instinctual and organic scene choices.
This class will focus on a more Intuitive writing approach - a slower, simpler embrace of "not knowing" in your writing.
We'll also look at:
As always the second part of the class will be a story Pitch Around. In these timed, 8-minute work sessions each participant will get real time feedback on how to strengthen their script for maximum impact.
You may cancel and receive credit up to 7 days before the start date of the class. However, within 7 days of the start date of the class, no credit will be issued. Due to the nature and structure of this class, you will not receive credit or be able to make up any portion of this class for any reason if you cancel or miss a class after the start date.
Nick Job, INDIEFest Award Winning Writer/ Actor
Nick Job is an actor, director, and writer. His first short film, Protect Us, won an INDIEFest Award for Excellence in Short Film and screened at the Manhattan Film Festival. He wrote eight shorts last year which are being considered for festivals, two of note are The Cartographer, a story about a young man with bi-polar disorder, and Lost and Found (directed by Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi.) He recently worked as an actor on Spike Lee’s latest Netflix show, She’s Gotta Have It and Billions on Showtime.
"Nick Job is a powerful writer who understands character, story, and how to write with great heart. He has a laser-like way of focusing on a story, and helping people develop their ideas until they spring to life. If you have a story to tell, Nick has the tools to guide you whether you are at the "idea" phase, the treatment, or stuck inside the middle of your draft. Nick will help you find your voice and activate your writing. He's a bad ass like that." - Kristin Hanggi, Tony Award Nominated Director