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Friday, September 4 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
Screenwriting Workshop: Structure & Pacing LIMITED

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William Goldman says "Structure is everything". Do you understand structure? Is your script running out of steam halfway through? Do you NOT know what happens next? Is your script slow paced? Boring? This course explores different methods of structuring your screenplay, plus techniques for outlining and pacing your script.

Instructor: William Martell

About the Instructor:
William C. Martell has written 19 films: three for HBO, two for Showtime, two for USA Network, and a whole bunch for Cinemax. He has been on some film festival juries, including five times at Raindance in London (once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright, and once with Julian Assange).

The late Roger Ebert discussed Martell’s work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 Oscar show, "If We Picked The Winners.” Martell is also quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book, "The Way Hollywood Tells It." His USA Network film, “Hard Evidence,” was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film, “Something To Talk About,” and out-rented it in the U.S. In 2009 Martell had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals. Recently, he wrote the remake of a hit 1980s horror flick for a mini-major studio, and later this year should have a family film shooting in the U.S.

Friday September 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
Stage 13 13 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209

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