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Online Lecture: The Art of the Screenplay — In the Beginning There Was the Word

Program No. 24874RJ
Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about the art of the screenplay using examples from notable films.
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At a Glance

Casablanca. Network. Twelve Angry Men. The Apartment. And others. Bestselling novelist and screenwriting professor James Dalessandro leads an engaging hour, exploring the essence of a screenplay. Uncover the craftsmanship behind shaping compelling stories for the screen as we examine pivotal scenes from iconic films that epitomize the mastery of this art. Gain insights into the artistry of screenwriting and discover why these carefully selected scenes serve as paramount examples of the magic that unfolds when words come to life on the silver screen.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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James Dalessandro
James Dalessandro is a bestselling novelist, journalist and filmmaker. His novel "1906," an epic re-creation of the San Francisco Earthquake, was a #1 National Bestseller in Historical Fiction in its Kindle/digital release, as was his "Citizen Jane" in True Crime. His documentary "The Damnedest Finest Ruins" changed San Francisco history when city supervisors unanimously passed his resolution setting aside the death count of 478 and recognizing his figure of 3,000 plus. James has lectured to Road Scholars on dozens of topics for 15+ years.

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James Dalessandro is a bestselling novelist, journalist and filmmaker. His novel "1906," an epic re-creation of the San Francisco Earthquake, was a #1 National Bestseller in Historical Fiction in its Kindle/digital release, as was his "Citizen Jane" in True Crime. His documentary "The Damnedest Finest Ruins" changed San Francisco history when city supervisors unanimously passed his resolution setting aside the death count of 478 and recognizing his figure of 3,000 plus. James has lectured to Road Scholars on dozens of topics for 15+ years.





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