workshop: writing engaging and dramatic screenplays
Thursday, March 29, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
(with 1 hour lunch break)
Landers Theater Building
$40 ($25 Competition Entrants)
Conducted by Zack Godshall
Louisiana State University film instructor and Screenwriter-in-Residence Zack Godshall will share his experience and insights on how to create a compelling screenplay.
The workshop will focus on three writing techniques: juxtaposition, implication, and irony. Students will explore how employing these three techniques can help writers to enhance their story's dramatic potential line by line. Participant are encouraged to bring writing samples.
After earning an MFA in Film Directing at UCLA in 2005, Zack Godshall went on to write, direct and produce three feature films, including LOW AND BEHOLD and LORD BYRON, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. LORD BYRON was subsequently named a Critics Pick by the New York Times. Godshall lives in South Louisiana where he works to find new methods to make films that challenge generic boundaries. While serving as Screenwriter-in-Residence at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he is also developing a new documentary and raising money for a new feature film based on an original screenplay.