Writing a Movie: An Introduction to Screenwriting

Thursday / April 12, 2018 / 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Import this Event: ICS

LOCATION: Bluefield College – Harman Chapel, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA US 24605

COORDINATOR: Burma McChesney,

COST: Tuition: $80.00, Registration: $25.00


Movies start with written words – a script. Before the director says, “action,” a screenwriter must write the story. This course will give participants the opportunity to learn storytelling, such as theme, character, narrative structure, imagery, action, dialogue, and diction – all the elements needed for any creative writer interested in drafting powerful narratives that reach the hearts and minds of people. But movie scripts employ a specific format that must be followed, and this workshop will also highlight the unique look necessary for screenplays. Instructor Mark Botts is an award-winning screenwriter and senior editor of the Endless Mountains Film Festival. He studied screenwriting at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and Regent University in Virginia.

DATES: February 27 through April 24

TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

AGES: 18 and up


To register for a FACS class, visit bluefield.edu/facs or call 276-326-4215. A $25 non-refundable registration fee and is due per student per class when registering for most lessons and classes (but not workshops). If registering more than one person within a family, the registration fee is discounted to $15 per person. In some cases, an additional supplies fee (i.e. art supplies) may be charged in addition to tuition.

Tuition and fees are due by the start of instruction and may be mailed and made payable to Bluefield College, FACS, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605. For more information, contact FACS coordinator Burma McChesney by email at or by phone at 276-326-4248.

WEBSITE: http://www.bluefield.edu/facs/