[PAST EVENT] Finding Your Core Scenes (and 17 Other Random Thoughts About Screenwriting), with Zan Gillies ?09

February 1, 2019
10am - 11:30am
Swem Library, Reeder Media Center
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
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Screenwriting is constructing a careful web of lies and then trying not to get caught in it. Whether you?re writing a short, a pilot or a feature, navigating that web can be hard. This workshop will help you break down the spine of your screenplay into a few core scenes in order to help you more effectively write and revise. We will analyze scenes from popular screenplays and distill the techniques used in them into applicable practices for you to use in your own writing.


Zan Gillies is a self-professed screenwriter and freelance filmmaker working out of Washington DC. He was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist in 2016 and one of twelve screenwriters selected for a Writer?s Store mentorship program in 2012. His scripts have also placed in a number of other competitions, including the Austin Film Fest, Scriptapalooza, BlueCat and ScreenCraft. He has an MFA in Film and Media from American University and most recently wrote the feature film Kringle Time, currently in post-production.

For more information on the festival, visit https://wmglobalfilmfestival.com/