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Intro to Screenwriting

2 Hours • with Duncan Birmingham • Beginners / All Levels

  • Starts Mar 2
  • 60 US dollars
  • Online via Zoom

Available spots

Class Description

Have you always wanted to write a screenplay but don't know where to start? Then this class is for you! The goal of this single-session course is to give you an overview of screenwriting as well as some tools and strategies to best prepare for that first day when you sit down to write page one. We will focus on getting to the heart of your story idea by helping you to construct a logline (a summary that’s only a sentence or two but is the most important part of your screenplay) that will help you get started. We’ll do generative writing exercises to help you come up with your logline as well as learn about basic screenplay formatting and structure. The course will be a combination of lecturing and exercises to help generate and refine ideas. For beginner screenwriters (all levels welcome). INSTRUCTOR DUNCAN BIRMINGHAM is a writer and filmmaker in Los Angeles. The feature film he wrote and directed, Who Invited Them, was named one of the best horror films of 2022 by The Hollywood Reporter. He's written on various TV shows including as an executive producer and writer on Maron (starring Marc Maron) on IFC and co-executive producer and writer on Blunt Talk on Starz. His screenplay Swingles was featured on The Black List and his short films have premiered at festivals including Sundance and AFI.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If you withdraw from a workshop TEN DAYS OR MORE before the start of the class: You'll receive full credit toward another workshop OR a full refund (minus 10%, a transaction fee that is non-refundable and that we would otherwise be charged). If you withdraw from a workshop nine days before the start of the class up until 48 hours before: You'll receive a refund minus 20%. If you withdraw from a workshop less than 48 hours before the start of a class or after the class has begun: We cannot offer credit or any refund. If you are absent on the day of your workshop or miss it for any reason, we are unable to offer any kind of refund or credit. If we have to cancel a class you have paid for, you will receive a full refund, without the service charge deducted. For our full listing of policies, visit www.PioneerValleyWriters.Com, Policies page (under Home). To withdraw and receive a partial refund according to the above, please get in touch with Joy at

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