Screenwriting Through a Jewish Lens

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Turn off your screen and start writing! We will learn the foundations of the art of screenwriting, look at some inspiring examples from favorite movies, and begin to develop our own unique voice.

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birthday-cake 10 - 13 year olds
users 6 - 10 learners per meeting
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clock-o 45 min per meeting
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Course Details

Description

Turn off your screen and start writing! We will learn the foundations of the art of screenwriting, look at some inspiring examples from favorite movies, and begin to develop our own unique voice. Each student will draw from their individual Jewish experience as we explore the themes of holidays, traditions, family and more. By the end of the course you will have a draft of your own short (5-10 minutes) Jewish film!

  • Week 1: Script format - what does a film look like on the page? Shaping a character. Drafting a dialogue.
  • Week 2: Share your dialogue - Cast your fellow writers and get a chance to hear your work out loud.
  • Week 3: Share and get feedback on your final draft.
Supply List
  • Notebook and pencil.
  • Access to your favorite document writing software (Google Docs, Word etc.)

Teacher

Michal Birnbaum
Michal Birnbaum
Michal Birnbaum is a Brooklyn based writer, performer and Jewish educator. She enjoys teaching Jewish studies while incorporating her passion for the performing arts. Michal graduated from The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has written for the screen and the stage. She is a Berlinale Talents alumna and has taught at the Durban International Film Festival. Her work has been featured in the Daily News, NY1’s morning show, Ha'aretz and more. Her projects have received the Puffin Foundation finishing grant, as well as Panavision‘s new filmmakers grant.