vc workshop: intro to screenwriting with koji steven sakai

This for all you wannabe screenwriters in Los Angeles (and seriously, who in L.A. isnt?)... Our friends at Visual Communications are partnering with Koji Steven Sakai, the writer behind the feature films The People I Slept With and Haunted Highway, to bring you a ten-session introductory course on the craft of screenwriting.

Students will learn proper formatting and structure as well as how to create effective plots, characters, and dialogue -- all the necessary techniques to draft a first screenplay. As a bonus, the final class will be dedicated to the business of screenwriting and making it in the industry. Here's some more information about the course and Koji's credentials:

SCHEDULE: Thursdays from September 22 through December 1, 2011 (except Thanksgiving); 7 to 9 PM

TUITION: $400 VC Members | $495 for non-members

Space is limited, sign up early. To register, please Click to Buy Now.

Koji Steven Sakai graduated from USC's Masters of Professional Writing program and has held several filmmaking fellowships including Visual Communication's Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists. He has written two feature films: HAUNTED HIGHWAY, co-written with Naoko Ihara Witmer and director Junichi Suzuki, was distributed by Lions Gate DVD in 2005. THE PEOPLE I SLEPT WITH, a romantic comedy directed by Quentin Lee, premiered in 2009 to critical acclaim. In addition to his film work, Koji is a regular writer on websites Discover Nikkei and 8Asians. He also contributed a story to Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, the first graphic novel anthology by and about Asian Americans. Additionally, Koji is the manager of public programs at the Japanese American National Museum.
I know Koji and his work. This sounds like a great opportunity to learn about the craft of screenwriting from a guy who's been there, knows the process and has had his work produced. For more information, and to register for the course (space is limited, yo!), go to the Visual Communications website here.

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