Want to write a screenplay? This Metairie library event may help you | Entertainment/Life
, 2022-10-07 06:30:00,
If you’ve ever wanted to take an idea and develop it into a story for a novel, short story, or screenplay, this event is for you.
Steve Scaffidi, a writer, producer and director for film and television, will give a presentation on screenwriting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Participants will share creative ideas and brainstorm about how to bring stories to life.
Scaffidi has set the following goals for the 90-minute session.
- To challenge participants to come up with fresh, original ideas and to allow those ideas to inspire writing.
- To teach participants how to organize their thoughts and understand how to construct a great story.
- To use books (and film) as a guide to understand storytelling and to apply writing skills to help in any creative endeavor and everyday applications.
- To make writing enjoyable and to encourage participants to write a book, short story, poem, television script, or screenplay.
Scaffidi’s body of film work includes: “Execution,” which was screened in theaters nationally; “Forgotten on the Bayou,” released nationally on prime time network television and winner of the Humanitarian Vision Award; and “The People’s Story: The Devastation of Central American,” a documentary and Academy Awards finalist.
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