ONE DAY: Basics of Script Writing
Instructor:  Steve Trautmann
Class: ONE DAY: Basics of Script Writing
Class Dates : Sat‑07/01/2017
Showcase Date: TBD
Class Time(s): 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Class Duration: 3 Hours
Location: Flappers Comedy University - Waldorf Room
118 E. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, Ca 91502
Cost: $49.00EnrollBuy Now
Whether you're writing a play, a screenplay, a sitcom, a sketch or a web series, there are basic essential elements to all script writing that a writer MUST know before they can begin to effectively tell their story! In this intensive workshop designed specifically for comedians looking to learn how to begin to format their ideas for the page, you will learn:

- the difference between acts, sequences, scenes, French scenes, and beats,

- the basic structure of a scene and how it relates to your story arc

- the different types of scenes and how and when to use them,

- dramatic actions - the building blocks of all scenes,

- how to use rituals to make stories and individual scenes more compelling

- and more secrets of the trade!

Through lecture, in-class exercise, and numerous examples from films and TV, this workshop will help prepare you to master the basics of scripted writing with skills that can be carried into a myriad of different entertainment professions!
Steve Trautmann

Starz' 'The Wannabes' 'Hollywood Insight' '3rd & Fairfax' WGA Education Committee

Steve Trautmann is a Film and Sitcom writer, and member of the Writers' Guild of America's Education Committee. He also designed and developed Screenplay Outliner an outlining and story development tool, and is the co-host of the 'Hollywood Insight' podcast with David Kohner Zuckerman of He holds a BA from UCLA, and is also a member of Veterans in Film & Television, VFT.