Skyrocket Your Storytelling Skills
A Four-Week Masterclass on How to Write Scripts that Actors Will Love
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2023
8 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern (5 to 7:30 p.m. Pacific)
"I have worked in theatre all my life, but I have never experienced a class that changed my perception of storytelling so much as David Kirkpatrick’s masterclass in playability."
—Maggie, 2021 student
"I just love David's whole 'write a movie, not a script' idea - learning how to write a screenplay that excites potential producers, directors, actors, is what it's all about. It's what we all want, after all, to produce something that gets people excited and gets our movies made."
—Student, 2022 workshop
In today’s marketplace, if you hope to get your screenplay in front of the camera, you must write roles that actors want to play. In fact, your script needs to be “packaged” with recognizable actors in order for a streamer or studio to produce and finance it.
In other words, the screenplay must have “playability"—scenes that work and characters that resonate. When an actor reads your script, your words need to connect. “I can see myself doing this,” says the actor. “I want to do it.” How can you get that response?
This is nuanced and subtle writing. It’s professional writing that enables actors to work their magic by embodying the characters you’ve written.
About the Workshop Leader
David Paul Kirkpatrick, former president of Paramount Pictures and former production chief of Walt Disney Studios, will take you through this five-night interactive workshop. David has worked on thousands of screenplays, hundreds of movies, and with some of the most influential actors of the 20th century, including Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Shirley MacLaine, Harrison Ford, Jack Nicholson, Julia Roberts, Eddie Murphy, and Kathy Bates, among others. He will show you how to amp up your craft and intuitive skills so you can write a part that connects with actors and filmmakers alike.