Courses

Introduction to Screenwriting: Adaptation

This course will introduce students to Screenwriting Adaptation techniques, focusing primarily on the challenges of adapting “true stories” pulled from various non-fiction sources. The class will address the ethics of adaptation, questions and techniques surrounding the need to fictionalize truth for dramatic purposes, as well as touching on the differences between fictional and nonfictional original materials. Students will be exposed to various contemporary non-fiction adaptations, and will write a short film (under 15 pages) and one longer project (30 pages).

Application required

Faculty

Sections

C01 - Christina Lazaridi

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

Instructor(s)

Christina Lazaridi