Feature Focus: The Plan
Past workshop, not currently available
Participants will generate ideas that can sustain a feature film and will refine those ideas into solid loglines and one page synopses. From these synopses writers will begin developing a treatment to create a workable, editable plan for moving forward to a first draft of the film. Participants will learn the value of refining ideas before writing and why loglines and treatments are valuable not just for writing but also for approaching producers.
Discussions on the three act structure, opening images, midpoints and themes will be included to give writers a solid grounding to move forward to a first draft. On completion of the course participants should have a substantial start on their treatments and the skills to bring that document to completion. Writers will be asked to come to the first class with 3 - 5 ideas for feature films.
Register for all three workshops in this series for a discounted rate of $640
A.J Demers is a Calgary-based stage and screenwriter, director, actor, and producer. AJ has written 100 episodes of "The Spin", a news and current events satire segment that aired on City TV Calgary. He has an MFA in screenwriting from UBC and has written features for Corkscrew Media and Polyscope Productions. He is currently in development on two television series and has been an improviser for 24 years.