Feature Development Lab

Mar 23 to Apr 27 — Thursdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm (PDT)

Instructor: David Kessler

Feature Development Lab is the course upon which all of our feature writing courses are built. You will go from concept to outline over 5 weeks by applying Script Anatomy’s tools. Suitable for new and experienced writers both.

Each week, you will learn a new writing tool, and then receive a corresponding assignment in which you apply it to your own project. You will also give and receive weekly feedback, from your instructor and your peers, providing you with an honest evaluation of your material in a dynamic and supportive environment.

If you’re new to Script Anatomy, and serious about your feature, this is the place to start. But expect to work hard, this is an intensive course. What you’ll learn here will sustain you throughout your career.

Instructor David Kessler has written Minamata (a film starring Johnny Depp, produced by Johnny Depp’s company scheduled for a Fall 2021 release, and picked up by MGM for distribution), Dreamers, and his latest, Adidas V Puma, is currently out to actors. He will share his experience in breaking into the business, navigating pitfalls, and selling your work.

Testimonial: “We have been in the movie business for many years at its highest levels. Together we have read many thousands of screenplays and we are tough critics who are not easily impressed. However, when we read DREAMERS, we knew that we had found a bright, new screenwriting talent in David Kessler. His ability to bring new insights to historical characters and a story that we thought we already knew is a quality that is rarely found and should be treasured when it is.” – Rick Nicita and Paula Wagner (Cruise/Wagner Productions, “Mission: Impossible I,II, & III; Vanilla Sky, Marshall)

Classes cover: Brainstorming Your Concept / Logline / “Elevator Pitch” / Creating Compelling Characters / Stakes and Conflict / Dynamic Relationships / Analyzing Three Act Structure / Outline / Theme / Transformational Arc / Set-pieces / Cinematic Imagery

When: Mar 23 / Mar 30 / Apr 6 / Apr 13 / Apr 27

*OFF Apr 20 for Outlines

Where: Online

Cost: $805

9 writers max

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PHOTO / VIDEO DISCLAIMER: Script Anatomy reserves the exclusive right to use any photograph/video/audio taken at any Script Anatomy class, without requiring the permission of those included within the photograph/video. Script Anatomy may use the photograph/video/audio for educational, commercial, marketing or publicity purposes without limitation, and in perpetuity.

INSTRUCTOR DISCLAIMER: Since all of Script Anatomy’s instructors are working writers, opportunities sometimes arise in their careers that prohibit them from teaching. Change of instructor doesn’t qualify you, the student, a refund unless that refund falls under our normal refund rules. By paying and signing up for this class you are acknowledging and agreeing that the original instructor of this class may change before the class begins.

Please note that classes are for individuals aged 18 and older.


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