About this event:
Participants will be introduced to the basics of screenplay formatting and structure through writing exercises. Screenplay excerpts will illustrate the particular challenges facing the screenwriter, not just the need to write economically, but also to create visual equivalents for moods and the relationships between characters.
Novelist and screenwriter Elisabeth Nonas taught screenwriting at Ithaca College for over twenty years. In recent years, her focus as both practitioner and teacher shifted to story more broadly delivered than in the form of a screenplay or novel. She investigated, on her own and with her students, how stories are told, whether in film, television, videogames, webseries, fan fiction, graphic novels, as well as across media platforms.