Idea to Script
June 2017
Pilar Alessandra

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Idea to Script

Get Your Story on the Page

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June 09, 2017 – June 11, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Pilar Alessandra
Plus accommodations
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Whether you’re starting with a new idea or working on an adaptation, this screenwriting intensive with Pilar Alessandra takes you from the premise to the page. Learn the nuts and bolts of scriptwriting for features and television with the author of The Coffee Break Screenwriter.

Through lively discussions, hands-on exercises, and plenty of practice, you:

  • Brainstorm to reveal the story you want to tell
  • Outline your script without having to write a novel
  • Develop scene activity through in-depth character work
  • Discover how to approach dialogue-driven scenes effectively
  • Learn to get your story out of your head and onto the page quickly, efficiently, and creatively by “roughing it out” with a speed draft

Return home with all the tools, inspiration, and motivation you need to finish your screenplay—and get started on the next one.

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Things to Bring:

Bring a notebook.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Pilar Alessandra

Pilar Alessandra, author of The Coffee Break Screenwriter, is director of the writing program On the Page®. After working as a senior story analyst for DreamWorks SKG, she opened the On the Page Writers’ Studio in Los Angeles. Dubbed “The Script Whisperer” by Script magazine, Alessandra was also listed as “Cream of the Crop” in Creative Screenwriting.