Monday, April 27, 2009

"A Screenwriter's Journey" Film Class

Royal Oak MI

Two popular film classes will be offered in May by Emmy award-winning
Producer/Director/Screenwriter Chuck Cirgenski and M-1 Studios of Royal Oak.
Both courses, the "Nuts & Bolts of Producing" and "A Screenwriter's Journey; Content and Structure for Film Stories" are 8 week courses that will begin on Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13, 2009, respectively.

Chuck Cirgenski has produced numerous award-winning shorts, documentaries and three features. He is presently in production on a new sci-fi internet feature film and a feature documentary on the world renowned Bootsy Collins. Chuck has been teaching production and screenwriting for over 15 years. A number of his students are presently working in the industry and have won numerous
screenwriting awards. (see complete Biography below.)

M-1 Studios is a film, commercial and video production company based in Royal Oak, Michigan. They offer complete, practical video solutions for businesses and organizations, as well as post-production services for film and television.
"A Screenwriter's Journey: Content and Structure for Film Stories" Course is geared toward screenwriters who wish to enhance their storytelling skills through group readings of each student's writing, rewriting and honest and constructive instructor and peer criticism in a nurturing environment.

Utilizing the "Hero's Journey" structure formulated by Joseph Campbell, the course solidifies your skills in finding your storytelling voice, developing strong logical structure, creating compelling characters that fill your stories with truth, defining and revealing your theme, along with writing what you know and what to do with your finished script.

Just a few of the topics the course will cover in-depth:
• Why we tell story.
• Selecting the right story -- writing what you know!
• Conquering the 3 Act Structure.
• The Great Themes and how to inject your story with meaning.
• Learning to re-write -- the key to your success.
• Selling your screenplay
"A Screenwriter's Journey" Course Date: 7PM, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 and runs a total of 8 consecutive Wednesdays.

Course Cost: $350.00 per student, and a payment plan is offered to anyone who needs an extended time to pay. Cash, check and PAYPAL are accepted.
Location: M-1 Studios, 26026 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, Michigan.
Minimum number of students required to the hold course: 10 (Not to exceed 20)
Deadline to enroll: Friday May 8, 2009 (First come, first serve. Enroll as early as possible, as his courses fill up quickly.)
If you're interested in this class, please call M-1 Studios at 248-246-7966 or email us at to enroll today! Deadline is Friday May 8th, 2009.

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