Writing Great Faith-Based Screenplays

For beginning and intermediate writers

This is a seven-part series. We will start off with the first two sections on key writing elements such as goals, stakes, protagonist/antagonist conflict, character arcs, etc. Then over sections three through six, we will specifically go through the classic story telling structure, the Hero’s Journey, that has been used by commercially successful filmmakers for many years. The twist of this class is how to incorporate elements like sin, redemption, and resurrection that will make your script entertaining and faith-filled at the same time. In the seventh and final section, tools and tips will be shared to pull all of the pieces together using a structured writing/rewriting process. Throughout the course, we will break down actual examples from Pete Simon – Agent of God (PG-13 SATIRE), the 2018 Best Overall Script at the International Christian Film Festival, to highlight how critical spiritual moments coincide with the Hero’s Journey in a three-act full length screenplay. You will two weeks time to read Pete Simon – Agent of God in its entirety, and then you can access the seven-part series from that point forward.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION
SCREENPLAY STRUCTURE
CHARACTERS/THROUGHLINE
THE FAITH HERO'S JOURNEY OVERVIEW
ACT 1 - ORDINARY WORLD
ACT 2 - THE JOURNEY
ACT 3 - NEW WORLD
TOOLS AND TIPS FOR A GREAT FIRST DRAFT

About Instructor

Mitch Emoff

Originally from Dayton, OH with supportive parents who fostered my creativity at an early age. Graduated with a Business degree from Indiana University in the 1980's. Moved to Nashville, TN in 2006. Completed the UCLA Film School Professional Writing Program in 2012. As Past President of Nashville Filmmakers 2014-2017, built group up from 400 members to over 1000 members. As a Jewish man, I interfaith-married my beautiful Catholic bride of now 27 years and we have three wonderful grown children. We taught our children to be devout believers of the one true God.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons

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