Screenwriting Lesson Three: Structure and Breaking Story (Episodic)

Screenwriting Lesson Three: Structure and Breaking Story (Episodic)

Lesson Three in the BTFC Screenwriters: Lessons for Screenwriting member-led sessions focuses on Structure: Breaking the Story – The Series Edition.

Led by BTFC member Letitia Guillory.

Whether this is your first series or your 30th, it all starts with a great story! This workshop focuses on taking that great idea for your series and breaking it down into seasons and episodes.

During the month of April, we’re offering online screenwriting lessons led by BTFC members Laura Fielder, Rodra Burruss and Letitia Guillory. Over the course of April we are exploring a variety of topics from the basics like building blocks of a screenplay to the more advanced like structure and breaking story.

Here’s a clip from one of our favorite screenwriters: Shonda Rhimes. In the clip below she shares her process for writing:

Wherever you are on your screenwriting journey, check out this series.

Also if you have pages you’d like table read, send us a note to [email protected] and we will help put together a reading!

More about Letitia

LETITIA GUILLORY is a multi-hyphenate creative whose works spans, theatre, film and episodic content. Her work has been presented at PS 122, Lincoln Center, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, BRIC Media Arts among others. She produced the award-winning short comedy, Pas Honteux (REVOLT TV) and the powerful LGBTQ short Winston. Letitia’s writing credits include the plays: The Further Adventures of Gussie Mae in AmericaMAE and THE (beginning of the End), Crawfish Tales, RED and 8:42 (Austin Film Festival Second Rounder); screenplays: Hound Dog (Oaxaca Film Festival Global Script Competition Finalist), Grace, The Last Time,Lights Out and Shanghai ’37; and the teleplays: Parish, gATES (Second Rounder Austin Film Festival, Semifinalist Screencraft TV Pilot Launch) and Salvation. A proud alum of the University of Texas (BFA, Drama) and New York University (MA, Performance Studies), Letitia remains inspired and grateful. 

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April Schedule:

All online – to participate in the entire series, please be sure to register for each screenwriting lesson session.

Lesson 1: Wednesday, 4/8 @ 7pm: The Building Blocks of a Screenplay

Lesson 2: Wednesday, 4/15 @ 7pm: Crafting Compelling Dialogue

*Lesson 3: Wednesday, 4/22 @ 7pm: Structure and Breaking Story

Next Up – Lesson 4: Wednesday, 4/29 @ 7pm: Writing is Re-Writing How to Tackle Rewrites

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Apr 22 2020


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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