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Graduate Studies Office
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6575
Fax (540) 362-6288
hugrad@hollins.edu

 

Screenwriting & Film Studies
Courses & Special Events

COURSE OFFERINGS 2013

  • Narrative Theory and Practice for Screenwriters
  • Creative Writing Seminar: Screenwriting
  • Film Analysis and Research
  • Film Styles and Genres: The Horror Film
  • Special Topics: : Acting for Writers
  • Special Topics: Writing the Television One-Hour Drama Pilot
  • Video Production
  • Advanced Screenwriting Tutorial

Comprehensive list of course offerings »

Summer 2012 Events

Screenwriting Lecture
Screenwriting and Film Studies Director Tim Albaugh presents a screenwriting lecture using American Beauty as the model.
June 20, 7 p.m., Jackson Screening Room, Wyndham Robertson Library

Reel v. Reel: Acquiring Life Rights and Developing Biopics
Producer Sean Sorensen (Head of Production at Motion Theory Films) will discuss how to acquire character life rights and how producers work with writers during the screenplay development process.
June 22, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

How to Create Compelling Scenes
Celebrated novelist, screenwriter, UCLA MFA Screenwriting Co-Chair and past Hollins professor Hal Ackerman will show us the keys to compelling scene writing. He will also discuss and read from his new novel Stein, Stung — the second in his award-winning series of Harry Stein soft-boiled murder mysteries.
June 25, 7 p.m., Jackson Screening Room, Wyndham Robertson Library

Special Screening of the Film Oka!
Screenwriter Suzanne Stroh presents a screening of the award-winning film Oka! Co-written by Ms. Stroh, Lavinia Currier, and Louis Sarno.
June 29, 7:30 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Film Faculty Wild Card Night!
Come see surprise presentations by our 2012 summer faculty! Ask any questions about the craft and business.
July 2, 7:30 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Silent Film Presentation
Hollins Film faculty member Matt Marshall talks about the elements of classic silent films and provides insight into the success of the Academy Award winning film The Artist.
July 9, 7:30 p.m., Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Special Andy Warhol Event and Screening
In conjunction with the Andy Warhol art exhibition at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins, Hollins lecturer Brent Stevens will present a screening of Warhol’s film Kitchen followed by a discussion of Warhol’s work and life.
July 13, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Student Wild Card Night!
A special night featuring readings of student screenplays with group feedback.
July 16, 7 p.m., Jackson Screening Room, Wyndham Robertson Library

First Annual Hollins University Screenwriting and Film Alumni Weekend
Alumni weekend kicks off with a screening of American Gun (starring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Marcia Gay-Harden) presented by the writer of the film Steve Bagatourian. American Gun was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards. Steve will also speak about the process of writing biopics as he just completed writing the Tupac Shakur biopic that will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). Steve also just finished writing a biopic that is being produced by Denzel Washington.
July 20, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Alumni Screenings and Readings/The Business of the Business
Returning alumni will screen their works and present readings from their screenplays. Tim Albaugh will also speak on how to move from film student to professional in the field. July 21, 7 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center


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