Screenwriting Fundamentals,
with Travis Maruska

Saturday, June 20, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts

This workshop will examine the format of a modern screenplay, the structural breakdown of a visual story, and the design of a movie narrative, from outline form to executed scene. It will talk about the process of writing and rewriting and what to do with a finished screenplay once you think it is ready for the multiplex (or the streaming service).

Travis Maruska received his MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University in 2006. Since then, he has written over a dozen screenplays, one of which was a semi-finalist in the Nicholls screenwriting competition (sponsored by the Academy of Arts and Sciences) as well as several quarter-finalist scripts. He has worked at the talent agency CAA, pitching script ideas to Katie Holmes and Jessica Beals, and was hired to write the screenplay FORMULA in 2007. He currently teaches screenwriting at Emerson College and Anna Maria College.