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Want To Learn To Write a Screenplay? Now You Can Learn...

The Media Film Festival starts next week (Feb 23-25), and in conjunction with the Festival, M.A.C. is hosting educational workshops for the public.  You don't have to be an experienced filmmaker, but you can be.  Taught by accomplished filmmakers, these workshops will enlighten participants of all levels. Get your tickets right away to reserve your spot as space is limited. Workshops take place at the Media Community Center.
 
Here's what you can learn:
 
How to Craft a Story: The Fundamentals of Screenplay Writing  (12:30-2:30pm)
Learn how to tell a story visually with a focus on what the audience sees and hears, as well as plot structure, setting the scene, character development, and writing effective dialogue. Participants will learn all the basics of screenplay writing from Hezekiah Lewis whose experience as producer, director, screenwriter, actor and teacher provide a rich background for leading this workshop. While completing his MFA in Directing at UCLA’s School of Film, Lewis won the Abraham Polonski Award for Excellence in Screenwriting, the Four Sisters Award and the James Bridges Award for Excellence in Directing. His film The Warrior Queen won the Jury prize at the 2010 Media Film Festival. Hezekiah Lewis is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication at Villanova University.
 
A Short, Yet Funny, History of the Movies (2:30-4:30pm)
This workshop will show a range of exciting clips from classic films in an attempt to give film lovers a greater appreciation for the diverse, multi-faceted medium that dominates our thirst for mass entertainment. Workshop Leader Marc Lapadula is a full-time lecturer at Yale University, where he runs the screenwriting curriculum. Marc has also lectured extensively on film at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia Graduate Film School, the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Smithsonian Institution. Lapadula has produced a number of feature films and has worked as a consultant and expert analyst for New Line and Paramount film studios. His former students have gone on to write hit movies including The Hangover and The Break Up.
 
 

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