Creating Underlying IP: 4-Week Short Prose Class Starts Sat 3/24 *3 Spots Left!
Starts Saturday 3/24 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT and meets Online via Virtual Classroom every Saturday for four weeks!
Taught by Zac Allard (Creative Executive, Exile Entertainment)
"Zac's enthusiasm and high level of commitment to every writer's work was impressive! I appreciated his feedback and upbeat demeanor. Also very knowledgeable about story structure!" -Scott M.
If you’ve been writing scripts long enough, chances are someone has told you that you should rethink one of your scripts as another format: graphic novel, play, short story, or, gasp, a novel. If you’re not an artist and can’t afford to hire one, that leaves you with one option. Prose.
We know what you’re probably thinking. Prose is stodgy, old-school. Florid language makes screenwriters cringe. But what if we told you that learning how to work with just your word, learning how quickly and efficiently paint a scene, create a mood, craft dialogue, and mold fully realized characters out of nothing but a page are skills you learn working with prose. And they’re skills you can most definitely carry over to your scripts even if you decide not to pursue publication.
And guess what, if you decide to pursue publication, you have a number of other advantages. You’ll be building a brand as well as creating your own IP, you’ll have some leverage when approaching reps, and you might even be able to get paid for the submission.
Anyone can tell a story in 120 pages, but could you tell one in 5?
Each writer will leave the class with a short story that can be turned into IP!
In This Four Week Program, You Will Learn:
- Just what is a short story and what is it trying to accomplish?
- Why write short stories?
- The Ins and Outs of publication
- How to put together a story and strip away nonsense
- The importance of revision
- Writing, writing, and more writing: you will complete at least two short stories
- Strategies for getting an agent
About Your Instructor:
Zac Allard is the creative executive of Exile Entertainment. Zac has extensive experience working at numerous production companies and was one of the early readers on The Black List. Exile Entertainment represents Guillermo Del Toro (Shape of Water), Damien Chazelle (La La Land) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook). Zachary Allard has a master’s degree in English from Georgetown and has worked to develop/edit with screenwriters and novelists and playwrights. In addition to his work in film and TV, he has published both creative and critical writing in a variety of journals and magazines. He’s repped by Folio Literary Management.
"Zac's feedback was spot-on and thoughtful. He offered great suggestions for improvement for all of the writers in my group." -Lee D.