Event DetailsMonday March 2, 2020 6:30 pm Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street, NYC
The seventh installment of the Fundamentals of Screenwriting Series with Timothy Michael Cooper.
In part 7 of the Fundamentals of Screenwriting series, you’ll learn about:
- how to understand and overcome the many challenges of writing in worlds other than our current one, including establishing clear rules and antagonists,
- laying out class and other hierarchies, and
- fulfilling (and exceeding) the expectations of each genre-while avoiding any of the clichés.
We’ll use a plethora of examples from successful historical, sci-fi, and fantasy films/shows, from Hidden Figures and Downton Abbey to Westworld and Jurassic Park.
Timothy Michael Cooper is an award-winning filmmaker, comedy writer, and script consultant. He wrote and directed the Writers Guild Award-nominated Concierge: The Series, starring Kate McKinnon. His short comedy Lemon premiered at Tribeca, played at dozens of international festivals and on United Airlines, and is currently in development as a sitcom. Plus, he’s been part of the writers’ room for the Writers Guild Awards for the past six years, writing monologue jokes and sketches for numerous hosts/presenters.
Through his company, Blueprint Screenwriting Group, he’s taught hundreds of writers. His clients and students have sold their scripts to major studios; staffed on multiple network and cable TV shows; screened/won at SXSW, Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, etc.; and got their movies and shows made across the globe.
Timothy is a proud member of the WGAE, the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Writers’ Workshop, the Hollywood Radio & Television Society, and the WGAE Softball Team.
About The Fundamentals of Screenwriting Series
The Fundamentals of Screenwriting with Timothy Michael Cooper is a new WGA East seminar series. This series aims to live up to its name – to teach the fundamentals for screenwriters that need a refresher or journalists looking to learn for the first time.
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