THIS EVENT IS NOT FREE. The fee for 8-3 hour sessions $375.00.
Due to overwhelming demand, The Actors Loft will present a NEW “IN-PERSON” & ZOOM CLASS HYBRID – Chuck Cirgenski’s 8 Session “Screenwriting the Write Way” Course at the studio in Royal Oak beginning TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022 from 7:30-10:30 PM.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE IN THE DETROIT AREA TO TAKE THIS CLASS.
The class will meet for 8 sessions (with a one-week break between the 6th and 7th classes (skipping the week of May 17th) and concludes on May 31, 2022.
A pre-pay deposit of $200.00 is required to sign up and hold your seat prior to the first class. If you fail to attend for whatever reason your deposit is non-refundable — unless there are extenuating circumstances.
You must enroll for the entire 8 sessions (3 hours each session).
The sessions are from 7:30-10:30 PM with dates as follows:
Session #1: Tuesday, April 5
Session #2: Tuesday, April 12
Session #3: Tuesday, April 19
Session #4: Tuesday, April 26
Session #5: Tuesday, May 3
Session #6: Tuesday, May 10
**SKIP ONE WEEK MAY 17TH**
Session #7: Tuesday, May 24
Session #8: Tuesday, May 31
The course is based upon Joseph Campbell’s work, “The Hero has a Thousand Faces,” and Christopher Vogler’s further study of Campbell’s tome “The Writer’s Journey; Mythic Structure for Writers.”
Through the cited books and my own anecdotal writing experiences, I reveal the hero’s journey in storytelling and break the story down into the innate conveyance of what we as humans have passed on both orally and on the printed page since the beginning of mankind.
The course is conducted in a nurturing environment where all stories and storytellers are valid. We explore theme, character, structure, dialogue, plot and format in a positive way to help all writers – no matter what their skill level is – create their own personal stories and get them down on paper in a first draft script or a strong outline and treatment.
Some writers bring their first draft scripts to further tweak them, while others begin with an empty page and at the very least create a beat sheet (outline), a treatment or a first act of an original script. While in a group setting, I emphasize proper format continuously and offer solutions for what is not working and praise for what is working.
Over the last thirty years, Charles has taught this process to over 750 aspiring writers — many of whom have won awards or produced scripts that they wrote or rewrote during the eight-week course.
When you sign up on the Facebook Event Page you may pay via FB Messenger or you can easily make an in-person payment with cash or check or pay using PayPal (as a friend) or Zelle.
A payment program is available to help facilitate those who need assistance and time to make full payment. For those who wish to utilize the payment plan here follows the schedule:
Session #1: $200.00 (deposit)
Session #3: $100.00
Session #5: $ 75.00
If you choose the payment plan, please be aware that you have committed to full payment whether you complete the course or not.
Space is limited to 15 participants, so please reserve your spot with your $200.00 deposit soon to insure your participation.
With over 45 years of screenwriting and film production experience, Charles is an Emmy award-winning producer, director, and screenwriter. He produced, “Cass,” (2013) a feature film directed by Hugh Schulze and starring James McDaniel (“Detroit 187”), David Dastmalchian (“Ant Man”, The Dark Knight”) and Rachel Hilson (“The Good Wife”). As a 2006 Emmy award-winner (Cultural Documentary category) for “Making Genes Dance,” (PBS-affiliate WFUM), Charles has either co-produced, written and directed five feature films including, “One Room Castle” (1994), “Stardust” (HBO 1998) — first-place winner (as “Hoover”) of the Malcolm Vincent Award — “TimeQuest” (2000) and The Grant Green Story, a documentary (2017).
Charles has written or co-written a total of 28 screenplays — 25 original and 3 adaptations from a play and 2 novels.
Mr. Cirgenski studied at the College for Creative Studies (Detroit) and at the Irish National Film Studios under the tutelage of Academy Award winners Robert Wise (“Sound of Music, Star Trek The Movie”) and Ernest Lehman (“Sabrina,” “North By Northwest”). He has worked internationally in over thirty-five countries.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or 313.402.9112.
the Actors Loft
919 S. Main Street,
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067