So You Actually Want to Write a Screenplay? Introduction to Screenwriting with Jennifer Manocherian

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM until Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00 PMEastern Standard Time

    Instructor: Jennifer Manocherian
    2 hour session on Thursdays
    Five VIRTUAL workshop dates as follows:
    February 4 to March 4
    Workshop is limited to 15 registrants

    This course is aimed at helping students know what is entailed in writing a screenplay. Class exercises and homework assignments as well as suggested readings, focus on messages they want to convey, if they have a story already in mind, whether they know how it ends, what film or films they may have seen that could serve as a model, and who their characters are. During these five sessions they will create the arc of the story as well as develop profiles for their main characters – where they are at the start, what makes them tick, what obstacles they face, their interrelationships and where they are at the end – as well as explore the mechanics of writing a screenplay along with basic guidelines so they can write scenes which are the building blocks of a screenplay.

    Jennifer Manocherian, a theatre producer for over thirty years, wrote and produced the film “Family Blues,” which can be streamed online on Amazon Video and currently has a few screenplays in development. She wrote the book of the musical MARRY HARRY, which had an off Broadway production at the York theatre in NYC and has been filmed for streaming online at, amazon prime video and BroadwayonDemand. She is on the board of New York Stage & Film, a non-profit devoted to developing new works, and The Peace Studio, whose aim is to spread tolerance and unity through the arts.

    Registration is no longer available because the event has been cancelled.