The Asheville School of Film is focused on providing affordable, short term classes in various filmmaking subjects. Our goal is to provide quality, concise information and experience for those with a general interest in filmmaking and for all skill levels. In our introduction to Screenwriting class instructor and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer guides you through the basics of screenwriting for a total of 8 weeks. By the end of class, students will have written a complete short script, and have the beginnings of a feature screenplay. Join award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer in this introductory course on the basics of screenwriting. Learn how to take your idea and develop it into a story ready to be made into a short film. Take your storywriting to the next level!During the 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a screenplay. Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, beginning/middle/end), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, techniques to write a successful short film (vs the feature format), implementing successful visual storytelling, crafting well constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure, and style, and understanding the basic formatting of a script. Students will leave with a completed short script and the beginnings of a feature screenplay.Class will meet once a week, Monday evenings, from 6:30- 9:30 pm, starting March 20, for 8 weeks total. Tuition for the course is $525. Register on the website (ashevilleschooloffilm.com), or call for more details.The class beings Monday March 20, 2017 6:30pm –9:30pm Eastern Time at the Asheville School of Film, 45 S French Broad Ave #120, Asheville, NC 28801, USA!