By popular demand, The Actors Loft presents Chuck Cirgenski's 8 Session “Screenwriting the Write Way" Course at the studio in Royal Oak beginning WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 from 7-10:00PM. The class will meet for 8 consecutive Wednesdays, concluding on MAY 30, 2018.
The cost for the CLASS IS $300.00.
A pre-pay deposit of $150.00 is required to sign up in advance ONE WEEK before the class begins.
You must enroll for the entire 8 week course (3 hours each session).
The sessions and dates are as follows:
Session #1: Wednesday, April 11, 7-10PM
Session #2: Wednesday, April 18, 7-10PM
Session #3: Wednesday, April 25, 7-10PM
Session #4: Wednesday, May 2, 7-10PM
Session #5: Wednesday, May 9, 7-10PM
Session #6: Wednesday, May 16, 7-10PM
Session #7: Wednesday, May 23, 7-10PM
Session #8: Wednesday, May 30, 7-10PM
The course is based upon Joseph Campbell's work, "The Hero has a Thousand Faces," and Christopher Vogler's further study of Campbell's tome through "The Writer's Journey; Mythic Structure for Writers." Through the cited books and my own anecdotal writing experiences, I reveal the hero's journey in storytelling and break story down into the innate conveyance of what we as humans have passed on both orally and on the printed page since the beginning of storytelling.
The course is conducted in a nurturing environment where all stories and storytellers are valid. We explore theme, character, structure and plot in a positive way to help all writers - no matter what their skill level is - create their own personal stories and get them down on paper in a first draft script or a strong outline and treatment.
Some writer's bring their first draft scripts to further tweak them, while others begin with an empty page and in the very least create a treatment or first act of an original script.
I emphasize proper format continuously while in a group setting and offer solutions for what is not working and praise for what is working.
Over the last twenty years, I have taught this process to over 450 aspiring writers many who have won awards or produced scripts that they wrote or rewrote during the eight week course.
The cost for the 8 Week one night a week course is $300.00 per attendee. A payment program is available to help facilitate those who need assistance and time to make full payment. However, once you sign up you are required to make full payment regardless of attendance. For those who wish to utilize the payment plan here follows the schedule:
Session #1: $150.00
Session #3: $ 75.00
Session #5: $ 75.00
Space is limited to 15 participants, so please reserve your spot soon to insure your participation.
With over 35 years of film production experience, Charles is an Emmy award-winning producer, director, and screenwriter. He produced, "Cass," (2012) a feature film directed by Hugh Schulze and starring James McDaniel ("Detroit 187"), David Dastmalchian ("The Dark Knight") and Rachel Hilson ("The Good Wife"). As a 2006 Emmy award-winner (Cultural Documentary category) for "Making Genes Dance," (PBS-affiliate WFUM), Charles has either co-produced, written and directed five feature films including, "One Room Castle" (1994), "Stardust" (HBO 1998) -- first-place winner (as "Hoover") of the Malcolm Vincent Award -- "TimeQuest" (2000) and "Liquid Red" (2012). Mr. Cirgenski studied at the Irish National Film Studios under the tutelage of Academy Award winners Robert Wise ("Sound of Music") and Ernest Lehman ("Sabrina," "North By Northwest"). He has worked internationally in over thirty-five countries.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Charles Cirgenski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313.402.9112.
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