Introduction to Screenwriting


DATES: Thursdays, May 30, June 6, 13, 20; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2013

Instructor: Chinonye Chukwu
Workshop Location:
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fee: $100.

This workshop is an introduction to basic screenwriting for film and video production and is designed to help participants complete an outline and a rough first act of their screenplay. Topics covered include this dramatic story structure, dialogue, character development, and visual storytelling. Participants must submit a one page description of their project.

Chinonye Chukwu is a Nigerian-born, Alaskan-raised filmmaker and recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award and Princeton Hodder Fellowship. Chinonye’s debut feature film, AlaskaLand, has been selected to screen globally, including the Chicago International Film Festival and the New York African Festival at Lincoln Center. Chinonye’s short film, The Dance Lesson, premiered at the Ritz Theater of Philadelphia and was later licensed by mindTV for regional network distribution. The film was also a Regional Finalist for the 2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards. Chinonye has just completed the short narrative,bottom, which will soon premier in the festival circuit. Currently, she is in pre-production for her next project, a short film adaptation of the anthologized story, A Walk Through the Neighborhood.