Day & Time: Mon & Wed, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Dates: May 21 - June 27
Instructor: Jessie Keyt
Screenplay Revision Workshop is an intensive workshop dedicated to the analysis and rewriting of a feature-length screenplay. Students will bring a completed script in three acts (no less than 90 pp.) into the class, and begin by receiving a detailed analysis of the work by both the instructor and fellow students. Then, with the instructor’s guidance, students will devise a reasonable plan for revising the pages during the time of the workshop. Focus will be on story structure, character development, plotting, dialogue, building of tension, and improving other elements of the screenplay form. Students are expected to read their fellow classmates’ work and provide constructive feedback — part of the emphasis of the class is on learning by critiquing. The goal is to significantly improve the feature-length screenplay, both within the workshop and by providing a template for further refinement once the class is done.
This course is intended for those who have completed a feature-length screenplay. Those who meet this criterion may apply to the course by sending a draft of their screenplay according to the instructions below. Admission to the course will be competitive, so we encourage you to submit as soon as possible.
Though the priority deadline of March 1st has passed, applications to Screenplay Revision Workshop will be accepted on a rolling, first come/first served basis until the start of class.
Please note that this fee is in addition to the tuition rate and standard enrollment fees for the course. For more information, please see School of Continuing Education Summer Sessions Tuition & Fees.
About the Instructor
Jessie Keyt is a writer and script consultant based in New York City. She currently teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Columbia University and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has just completed work on a literary memoir based on the 13 months she spent on a farm in Wales. More > >