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Classroom - Los Angeles Brought to you by Writing Pad
Registration ended: 09/16/2014
Class Begins: 09/17/2014   Ends: 10/15/2014
Class Time: 7:00 pm - (PDT)
FEE: $595/$590 Registration Expired

The spec script market is hot right now, but to play the game, you have to have a finished script.


In this five-week intensive, veteran screenwriter Peter Iliff (“Point Break”, “Patriot Games”, “Under Suspicion”) will help you shepherd your amazing screenplay from concept to outline and teach you how to sell it.


We’ll explore your ideas, beat out your story and solidify your theme. Peter will share his personal techniques for crafting an irresistible script and give you a lot of individual help on your story. He’ll help you avoid the rookie mistakes and show you how to create engaging characters and tantalizing scenes.


By the end of this class, you’ll have a fully developed outline and drafted a chunk of your screenplay. In addition, the best movies will be presented to Peter’s agent! Before you know it, you’ll be following the Red Carpet Road all the way to Sundance.


Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 (5 Wednesday nights)

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Writing Pad West (10445 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024)

Note: Class will be limited to 9 students. 


About the Instructor

Having sold or been hired to write over 50 film and TV projects for six figure fees, Peter Iliff has written under contract for nearly every major studio and TV network in Hollywood. He broke into Hollywood’s A-List while working as a waiter, when he sold his spec script, “Point Break,” to Ridley Scott and Columbia Pictures in 1987.


Peter’s produced feature films include “Patriot Games” with Harrison Ford, “Under Suspicion” with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman, “Varsity Blues”, and last year’s “Rites of Passage” with Christian Slater, which he also directed. Peter has also script-doctored films such as Guillermo Del Toro’s “Mimic” and James Foley’s “Fear” staring Mark Walberg. He has worked with many of the filmmakers who inspired him to get into the business including James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow, Ron Howard, John Woo, Martin Campbell, Phillip Noyce, Richard Donner, Stephen Hopkins, John McTiernan, Nick Broomfield, and Guillermo Del Toro.


Peter has also sold eight television pilots and is currently working in the writing room of his new crime drama series he created for Netflix with the producer of “Entourage” and director of “The Fast & the Furious.”


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