Tompkins Cortland Community College

ENGL274 - Marketing the Screenplay

Creative Writing Course: Examines approaches screenwriters use to get their creative work read by the film industry. Major topics include networking, querying, and pitching. Students develop an understanding of how agencies, management companies, production companies, studios, entertainment attorneys, and writer unions interact. Writers' groups, conferences, film festivals, fellowships and competitions, and other resources are discussed. Legal concerns including copyright and wga registration, release forms, and option contracts are explored. Treatments, loglines, query letters, cover letters, and other tools are developed. Prerequisites: ENGL 102; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 1 Cr. (1 Lec.) Spring semester.