Building on the past three successful summer programs,
this intensive two-week screenwriting workshop focuses on the key
elements of craft. Using your own ideas you go through a step-by-step
process, learning and applying the logic of character, dialogue,
the visual component and transitions. You learn how to prove out
your story and the plotting of story. By the end of the workshop
you will have completed a short screenplay of ten to twenty pages
and will present your work to an invited audience. The group is
kept small (8 participants) for individual attention and is a fresh
approach for both beginning and experienced writers.
About Irv Bauer
Master screenwriter Irv Bauer has taught screenwriting and playwriting
at New York University, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of
Washington and The Australian National Film School, as well as master
classes at Cornell. His plays include A Dream Out of Time
produced at Manhattan’s Promenade Theatre and A Fine and Private
Place at Seattle’s Showboat Theatre. His screenplays include
The Elephant is Well, Captain of Paradise, His Lordship and
Spoleto is a small and unbelievably charming city nestled in the
hills of Umbria 75 miles north of Rome. The city pre-dates Roman
times and has welcomed artists since the 1950’s. With its gracious
medieval architecture, narrow cobblestone streets and balconies
oozing with flowers, it is a living art form.
Serious interest in visual writing
for film & dramatic writing for the stage.
Irv Bauer has taught screen
& play writing at New York University, Sarah Lawrence College,
& The Australian National Film School & master classes at
Cornell. His screenplays include The Elephant is Well, Captain of
Paradise, & High Octane.
Daily group session & daily
Programs Per Year
$2,500 includes lodging in a
16th-century villa & most meals.
Key elements of craft of visual
writing for film.
Each writer completes a 10-
to 20-page screenplay.
Consultation with faculty, Manuscript critique, Lectures, Readings,
Social events, Workshops, Writing sessions
teacher Irv Bauer Screenwriting, Spoleto, Italy
82 W. 12 St.
New York, New York 10011 USA