WW Recap: September 7


Once again, thank you so much for coming out to the Writers’ Workshop! Keep coming because you’re all rockstars! Additionally, thank you for sharing your stories at Tuesday’s Pitch Day! You all did a wonderful job and I’m beyond excited for our Officials this semester! If your pitch wasn’t selected but you still have a burning passion in your heart to make it, send an email to our veep, Tayondra Howard (sfc.independents@gmail.com), and make it an Independent! Your story deserves to be made!

Last night was so much fun! The first half of the workshop, led by THE Jon Birondo, focused on properly formatting a screenplay. If you missed the workshop, no worries! At the bottom of this post, you’ll find the presentation (which is chalk-full of useful information)!

In response to the question posed last night about how to write dual dialogue: https://support.celtx.com/hc/en-us/articles/207834487-Dual-Dialog

After this presentation, we collectively wrote a short scene to reinforce our understanding of formatting (this. was. a. wild. time.). I’ll attach our finished product as well as an example of a spec script v. a shooting script so you can see the difference. After this, our prezzzz Robert Tagliaferro explained roles in preparation for Role Applications going live (http://untshortfilmclub.com/production-role-application/)! Go sign up if you haven’t already!

Come back next week, September 14th, for we shall be workshopping LOVE OR LIVE BY MARY CHAVEZ AND PUMPKIN POLICE BY CONNOR COPELAND! Your feedback during that workshop will be invaluable to our writers and, as always, it’s going to be a lit affair!


Kenny Severson

Writers’ Workshop Head



How To Format Your Script

Script we wrote last night:


Spec Script Example; I know it doesn’t have a title page, ignore that part. Btw, this is my IP so don’t steal):

Danse Macabre

Shooting Script Example (this is Marvel’s IP, really don’t steal):