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Screenwriting Workshops Selling Out

Arkansas Arts Council - Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Our screenwriting workshops are consistently selling out!

Come learn the art of screenwriting with professional writer and instructor Dr. Russell Leigh Sharman from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Fayetteville Town Center.

Join Sharman for a one-day, intensive workshop that covers the basics of screenwriting and advanced topics, including building compelling characters, the importance of a clear narrative and dramatizing themes. The hands-on workshop includes writing exercises and professional advice, such as what to do after a screenplay is written.

Tickets cost $15 per person and include lunch. Participants must indicate whether they have any dietary needs, including vegetarian, when registering. Tickets are available at arkansasarts.org.

Seating is limited, so get a ticket while you can! Attendees must register by March 3.

Sharman is a writer, filmmaker and anthropologist who has written for various studios and production companies, including Warner Bros., Fox, Disney, MRC, DeLine Pictures, 21 Laps, Participant Media, Montecito Pictures, Original Media, Dark Horse Entertainment, Strange Weather and Real FX. He is the writer-director of “Apartment 4E,” a feature adaptation of his stage play. He has been involved in a multitude of short films and documentaries.

Sharman has a doctorate degree in cultural anthropology from Oxford University and is the author of two books, “The Tenants of East Harlem” and “Nightshift NYC.” He teaches film at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

These screenwriting workshops come as the Arkansas Arts Council opens its Individual Artist Fellowships awards, which include a category for screenwriting. The application deadline is April 10. More information about the fellowships is available at arkansasarts.org.

The Fayetteville Town Center is hosting the workshop, which is part of the Arkansas Arts Council’s GetSmART! Learning Series. The learning series provides affordable, art-related professional development, training and networking opportunities to Arkansans statewide.

Parking is available in the garage at South East Avenue and West Rock Street.

For more information, contact Robin McClea, artist services program manager, at robin.mcclea@arkansas.gov or at 501-324-9348.