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Master Scriptwriting Class with Peter Lenkov

Executive Producer of Hawaii Five-0.
April 24, 2017
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From August 24 to September 1, 2017, the Department of Communication Studies is offering a special Master Scriptwriting Class with Peter Lenkov, Executive Producer of Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver.

This class will be the first in what we hope will become a series of intensive, innovative classes that will focus on scriptwriting for a variety of genres and media – all in collaboration with an experienced alumnus who returns to Concordia to share their industry experience. It will be open to Communication Studies students at all levels of study (undergrad, diploma, masters and doctoral), and students will earn 3-credits toward their degree upon successful completion of the course.

Taking an experiential and hands-on approach to learning, students will:

  • work together collaboratively in order to hone their professional and creative skills,

  • gain exposure to industry expertise and experience, and

  • develop a critical understanding of what it takes to successfully navigate the industry after graduation.

The 7-day long course will include:

  • an introduction to the crime genre,

  • instruction on how to write pitches and scriptwriting basics, and

  • a pitch session with Peter Lenkov. Details to follow.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit for review:

  • A letter of Intent describing why they want to take the class (150 words max.)

And, ONE of the following:

  • a treatment, with sample of dialogue (5 pages max.), or

  • a sample script (first 20 pages only), or

  • a sample of creative writing (poetry is not admissible; 10 pages max.).

Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Character development

  • Narrative arc or evidence of story progression

  • Quality of writing

Students at all levels of study follow the same application process. Applications are due by June 1, 2017 and must be submitted via email to jennifer.botsford@concordia.ca. The course will run August 24 to September 1, inclusive, and students are required to attend all days, in full in order to pass the course.




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