Screenwriting Rooted in Decolonization & Abstract Thinking

with Maria Judice

Genres: Writing for Performance

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: January 18, 2024
End Date: February 22, 2024
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $302.40
General Price: $336.00

This is a workshop on screenwriting with a political center. This screenwriting class will pair ideas and readings from political thinkers, intellectuals, and philosophers with politically-centered screenwriters and screenplays. Participants will develop distinct film grammar, style, narrative structure, and strong guiding principles for crafting a story. The class also uses play to encourage abstract thinking for moving beyond the boundaries of cinema.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:

  • This class includes:
    • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
    • Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: Optional writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Maria Judice

Maria Judice

She/her/they

M is a visual storyteller. Wired magazine called M a "filmmaker provocateur." She produced Neptune Frost which premiered at Cannes in 2021 and received the Audience Award at Indie Memphis in 2022 for her feature debut, ELEPHANT.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.

We do not record classes. However, an exception if a student has specific access needs.

We encourage students to only sign up for classes that fit with their schedule.   

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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