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"How to Write a Hollywood Screenplay" with Owen Egerton

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ACC Highland Campus, rm 2210
6101 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752

10/24/2015 From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


$99 for members (log in for member pricing)

$159 for nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, October 22. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $109 for members and $169 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!

Novelist and screenwriter Owen Egerton brings his years of experience to this high-energy full day workshop on the craft of screenwriting. Using examples from classic and popular films, Egerton will cover three-act structure, strong pacing, and crafting an emotionally packed scene. Egerton will guide exercises and share his own experiences as a screenwriter, filmmaker, and novelist. Whether looking to break into the screenwriting world or find new structure techniques for your prose, learning the ins and outs of the Hollywood screenplay promises to inspire your writing.

This class is perfect for:

-- Those hoping to dive into screenwriting.

-- Experienced screenwriters looking for a refresher.

-- Experienced fiction writers who want to make their prose more dynamic

-- Authors wanting to adapt their novel for the screen

-- Writers of all kinds wanting a fun, informative kick-in-the-pants experience to stir up new ideas

About the instructor:

Owen Egerton is the author of Everyone Says That at the End of the World, How Best to Avoid Dying and The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God, which was optioned by Warner Bros. Television. As a screenwriter Egerton has worked for Fox, Warner Bros., and Disney studios, writing scripts for Owen Wilson, Bill Hader, and Amy Poehler. Egerton was voted Best Local Author by The Austin Chronicle and is one of the talents behind the award-winning Master Pancake Theater at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre.

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NOTE: All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For more information, visit our Classes page.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to

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