BWC and Screenwriting with Yale Professor Marc Lapadula — Dec. 18, 2010

Attended the 2010 Baltimore Writers’ Conference. Fun. Gargoyle Magazine, Baltimore Review, several more magazine’s spread out their beauties for perusal and purchase. I sat in on a wonderful “Openings” presentation by Laura van den Berg. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get to the conference until later in the afternoon, so I missed out on Chimamanda Adichie, Ron Spillman, Shelley Puhak, Tim Wendel and many more presentations I had wanted to attend. Next time. I did, however, have the pleasure of meeting Marc Lapadula, Yale professor at the after party/cocktail. Marc directs screenwriting programs and teaches workshops in the DC/Metro area. I had heard through several grapevines that Marc’s workshop is fantastic and after meeting him, I have no doubt. I’ve never taken a screenwriting course before, but I’m going to give it a go. A few spaces are still open. Anyone who would like to join in should do so fast, spaces are filling.

Screenwriting Workshop Info…

DATE: Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010
1pm – 6pm
* Snacks
* $20 value course packet at almost 200 pages
* Option to buy Screenplay Manuscripts and Discounted Final Draft #8 Screenwriting Software in class
SPACES: Spaces are limited so sign up soon to reserve your spot!
LOCATION: Near Bethesda Metro with ample free parking at The Church in Bethesda 5033 Wilson Lane, Bethesda MD 20814. Note: This is different than the location of the other District Groove classes.

Marc Lapadula is a full-time Professor at Yale University where he runs and teaches the entire screenwriting curriculum in The Film Studies Program. He has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School, Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania.  He has lectured at The Smithsonian Institution and many other venues.  Former students have written: (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, THE HANGOVER,  THE BREAK UP, BRIDE WARS as well as several other highly successful and critically-acclaimed films. They have also scripted award-winning teleplays for TV: FAMILY GUY, LAW AND ORDER, SVU, SCRUBS, THE AGENCY and other shows. Marc produced the short film, ANGEL PASSING, starring Hume Cronyn, which was screened at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Award at WORLDFEST, the Houston International Film Festival. Most recently Marc co-produced the film, MENTOR, starring Rutger Hauer (Actor from the movie BLADE RUNNER).  Marc has been an expert analyst in major lawsuits and has been a screenplay analyst to several studios and film production companies.