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DRAMEDY: Melodrama with Comic Overtones

05. 05 2018 um 10:00 - 06. 05 2018 um 17:00

ifs, internationale Filmschule Köln, Hochschule, Workshop, Tom Schlesinger, Drehbuch, Screenwriting, Dramedy, Drama

Scriptmakers and the ifs internationale filmschule köln present

 DRAMEDY: Melodrama with Comic Overtones

Dramedies are the most sought after scripts and projects in the world. Think Little Miss Sunshine, Amelie, The Full Monty, Six Feet Under, Orange is the New Black and This is Us. Tears, laughter, pathos and box office success. When you join our seminar, you will learn the key storytelling strategies to write, produce and edit these powerful, cross-cultural stories that reach vast audiences on deep, engaging and heartfelt levels. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to network with other industry professionals.

You will learn the secrets of how to:
… connect emotionally to your audience through relationship arcs.
… orchestrate your characters to dramatically reveal your theme.
… collaborate more efficiently and effectively with your team.
… craft the unique Heroine’s Journey story structure for dramedies.
Through lecture, film clips and interactive sessions, you will experience a series of transformative creativity exercises that will give you the insights, inspiration and know-how to generate emotionally satisfying film and television.

During this Seminar, you will:
… gain storytelling strategies to immediately apply to your projects.
… feel encouraged and confident as you move from script to screen.
… capture the creative blueprint in your Storytellers Playbook.

Tom Schlesinger writes and consults on successful film and television projects internationally. He teaches storytelling workshops at Pixar Animations Studios, Lucasfilm, the Red Bull Media House, the ifs internationale filmschule köln, the American Film Institute, the DGA and the WGA. He is currently under contract with Sunrise Films in Toronto to write two feature film dramedies.

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05. 05 2018 um 10:00
06. 05 2018 um 17:00


ifs internationale filmschule köln
Schanzenstraße 28
Köln, 51063


ifs internationale filmschule köln