Villa Michelangelo near Cortona, Italy, site of Paul's 2014, 2008, and 2009 Rewrite retreats.
The Chateau for Paul's 2012 Rewrite and “From Scratch” retreat.
Villa in Ver-sur-Mer, in Normandy, France, site of Paul's 2011 summer rewriting retreat.
Villa Mas Roca in Estanyol, Spain.
Site of the June 2010 Rewrite Workshop.
ANNOUNCING PAUL CHITLIK'S 7th ANNUAL REWRITE SEMINAR!
If you were not able to get into one of Professor Paul Chitlik’s UCLA MFA or UCLA Professional Program advanced or rewrite classes, this may be your only opportunity to see why more than one MFA grad has said, "I learned more in ten weeks with Paul than I learned in two years at bleep University." Paul will not be teaching at UCLA for the near future as he is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.
In his two week seminar, Paul will be focusing on the usual—story, character, dialogue, then more story, then more story (not a typo), then pages until we get your existing script up to the next level. Seminars consist of discussion of deep structure and how it applies to your story, advanced techniques for character development, scene and sequence construction, techniques for writing better description and action, and dialogue study and production. Exercises and pages are workshopped in a congenial atmosphere. Participants leave the retreat with a plan of attack and many pages of a new draft.
Talk to a former participant (50% of participants each year are repeaters)—it's intense. There are three hours of seminar every afternoon, office hours in the morning, group meals, long walks after—all focused on script work. Mornings, early afternoons, and, if you're a night writer, nights will be for writing. For more on the program, please go to THE PROGRAM.
The level is always high—last year we had several MFA candidates and alumni of UCLA's Professional Program in screenwriting, all led by Paul Chitlik, author of Rewrite, A Step by Step Guide to Strengthen Structure, Character, and Drama in Your Screenplay, now in its second edition. By the way, you'll get a copy of the book on your arrival.
Please see REGISTRATION information for costs, deadlines, and how to apply. You can register using the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit MICHELANGELO SCREENWRITING for a full description of the program, the venue, registration information, lots of photos, and things to do nearby.
THIS IS NOT A UCLA or LMU COURSE. THERE IS NO COLLEGE CREDIT FOR THIS SEMINAR. THERE'S JUST THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SCREENPLAY WILL BE BETTER ONCE YOU'VE FINISHED THE COURSE.