A Professional Education course with Scott Mayers.
When: June 26-30, 2023 / everyday, 12:00-17:00
Where: Deree – The American College of Greece (6 Gravias Street, 153 42, Aghia Paraskevi, Athens)
Language of Instruction: English
Audience: By registration only
An intensive, hands-on course that introduces participants to storytelling practices and techniques. Participants explore the importance of character development in screenwriting, both in terms of a story’s plot as well as in terms of the interrelationships of the story’s “family of characters.”
Who is this for?
Participants with basic knowledge of screenwriting and good command of the English language.
Character creation and development are essential components of storytelling generally and screenwriting specifically. They comprise the fundamentals that any aspiring screenwriter must master first. The course introduces main concepts and techniques to students from a practitioner’s perspective, whilst allowing them to gain the necessary practical experience that the workshop provides.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of popular narrative archetypes
- Demonstrate understanding of the story-crafting process and character development
- Analyze stories from concept to scene.
Dates & times
June 26-30, 2023 / Monday-Friday, 12:00-17:00 (20 instructional hours, plus individual mentoring)
Certificate of Attendance
In order to be awarded the Certificate of Participation from the Deree – School of Graduate and Professional Education, participants will need to fulfill the below criteria:
- Attendance of at least 16 instructional hours
- Submission of assessments:
1st assessment: Writing Assignments (5)
2nd assessment: Story Treatment (2 pages)
Final assessment: Pitching of story
Regular single participant fee: €550
*All participants need to purchase the below textbook:
Myers, Scott (2022). The Protagonist’s Journey: An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling. Palgrave Macmillan.
Scott Myers has written over thirty movie and TV projects at nearly every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9 (Universal) which spawned two sequels, Alaska (Sony/Castle Rock), and Trojan War (Warner Bros.).
Since 2008, he has hosted GoIntoTheStory.com, the official screenwriting blog of the Black List.
Scott Myers is the author of The Protagonist’s Journey: An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling, an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Film and Television.
He is teaching Screenwriting at DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts, Chicago, Illinois.
For more information, please call 210 600 9800 ext. 1532, 1332 or email [email protected].