Introduction to Screenwriting with Koji Steven Sakai

Introduction to Screenwriting  with Koji Steven Sakai
Are you an aspiring screenwriter? Do you have writers block? Don’t know how to start you first script? Want to write the next great American movie? Visual Communications is partnering with writer Koji Steven Sakai to bring you a ten-session course on the craft of screenwriting. This ten-week course will introduce you to the craft of screenwriting, where students will learn the basics of screenplays. Learn proper formatting and structure, and how to create effective plots, characters, and dialogue. By the end of this class, each student will be well on their way to writing their first screenplay. As a bonus, the final class will be dedicated to the business of screenwriting and how to get your foot in the door. You” be on you way to making it in the industry.

Koji Steven Sakai graduated from USC’s Masters of Professional Writing program and has held several filmmaking fellowships including Visual Communication’s Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists. He has written two feature films: HAUNTED HIGHWAY, co-written with Naoko Ihara Witmer and director Junichi Suzuki, was distributed by Lions Gate DVD in 2005. THE PEOPLE I SLEPT WITH, a romantic comedy directed by Quentin Lee, premiered in 2009 to critical acclaim. In addition to his film work, Koji is a regular writer on Asian American websites. He also contributed a story to Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, the first graphic novel anthology by and about Asian Americans. Additionally, Koji is the manager of public programs at the Japanese American National Museum.

Learn more about the class here.

Koji Steven Sakai interview with about the film The People I’ve Slept With

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