The Workshop meets two days, six hours per day as follows:12:00 - 14:00 Film Screening14:00 - 18:00 Class Session LOCATION: Online Via ZOOM and private MFA serverCourse Contains:	Hollywood Paradigm (three-act story structure)	• ACT I (Set-up): first 10 min., Inciting Incident, Plot Point I	• ACT II (Confrontation): Pitch Point I & II, Midpoint, Plot Point II	• ACT III (Resolution): Crisis, Climax, Obligatory Scene, slow curtain	action-driven vs. character-driven story		scene structure		text analysis	• types of conflict	• text & subtext	• beats	• dramatic arc	• shift of power5. character development and analysis6. conscious goal vs unconscious desire7. characterization vs. deep character8. character flaw9. back-story, character flaw, and story plot causal correlation10. given circumstances & character's emotional charge11. functions of dialogue12. script formatting13. writing exercises  14. script formatting 15. the business of screenwriting (how to get an agent and sell your screenplay)


  • ROBERT TUTAK, MFA director, Professor of Film at the City University of New York.

  • You may cancel your registration and receive full refund up to 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop. If you cancel less than 7 days prior to the workshop, the fee becomes non-refundable. No-shows are non-refundable.

    MFA-Dubai workshops are subject to sufficient enrollment. MFA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop up to 7 days prior to its commencement due to insufficient enrollment. In case of cancellation by MFA, all payments are refundable in full. In case of rescheduling, participants have an option of either requesting a full refund or shifting the registration to the new date under the original terms.

    Payments are processed in USD. Remaining balance, if any, will be due on the first day of the workshop.

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