Young Screenwriters


Mark your calendars now!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Shenandoah University campus




Project Write, Inc., the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are combining forces to bring students and teachers a Young Screenwriters Conference.
Expect to beinspired!

Mark your calendars now to participate in the first Young Screenwriters Conference at Shenandoah University.
The conference for high school students and their teachers will be held on Saturday, October 13.  
Why Screenwriting?
  • Visual storytelling is everywhere: movies, TV, internet.  
  • Media literacy is a must.  
  • Filmmaking has been called one of the most powerful communication tools, ever.
  • All students can learn how to write a script. 

Project Write, the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are teaming up to bring a day of workshops to the area. Established filmmakers and screenwriters will be a part of the instruction.

Look forward to:
  • Learning from professional filmmakers. 
  • Understanding what makes a good script. How writing a script differs from standard prose or narrative writing.
  • How a script develops a character. What is a character “arc”? 
  • Developing an ear for dialog. What makes good (and bad) dialog. How dialog develops character. 
  • How to write a scene description and describe action. 
  • Learning film language and visual storytelling. 
  • Writing for an audience.
  • Learning the industry-standard format for writing a script.
  • An opportunity to “pitch” a story in less than a minute.
  • A day of hands on learning for aspiring script writers. 
  • A community of interested students and teachers.
  • Lunch on campus at Shenandoah University
  • All at an affordable price. 
Pass this information along to your English, creative writing, drama, or film production teacher and have them contact us for some free lesson plans! (Trust us, teachers love free lesson plans!)