July 23 6pm-7:30pm Pacific Time - Heather Hughes & Kate Wharton
Intro to Final Draft
In this class you will be introduced Final Draft, the industry standard screenwriting software for screenwriters, directors, and producers. You will be given a general introduction to the software and then will delve into the often-overlooked features that writers, producers, directors and all departments use during the production of a film. Final Draft software is not needed to attend. You can download a 30 day free trial here, for use during the workshop or after.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:
Why choose Final Draft over cheaper software?
Final Draft templates for screenplays as well as stage plays, episodic TV, etc.
Basic script elements
Final Draft/screenwriting vocabulary
Guide for screenplay length
Industry standard formatting
Collaborating using Final Draft
Importing and exporting scripts from Final Draft
Tricks for adjusting screenplay length
Heather Hughes and Kate Wharton are screenwriters and producers living in Seattle, WA. Between them they are recipients of the Templeton Foundation Kairos Prize for Screenwriting, recipient of a Hedgebrook Residency and were a Sundance Institute finalist. Their work has made the finals of the Austin Film Festival screenwriting competition (top 3 our of 12,000 entries), PAGE, Slamdance and they are represented by the Nethercott Agency and literary agent Gayla Nethercott.