Av. de Berna 26 C
Lisbon, Lisbon 1069-061

Richard Lewis of the University of Texas at Austin will teach a two-week Collaborative Scriptwriting Workshop from May 26 through June 6, 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Material: The workshop will be a practical introduction to the “collaborative method” in scriptwriting. Over the course of the two weeks, the class will treat its members as a writing staff and, collectively, they will outline and work on writing the first act of multiple projects. Students will brainstorm the ideas together, and writers will be assigned particular scenes or acts to write.

Instructor: Richard Lewis has worked as a director and/or writer for companies including National Geographic Television, Channel 4 (UK), A&E, PBS, Sierra Club Productions, and Devillier-Donegan Enterprises. Most recently, he worked on The Living Weapon, an episode of American Experience for PBS. His last production, Chimp Rescue, premiered on National Geographic Explorer and won a Genesis Award for Best Cable Documentary.

Richard’s editing credits include Nick Broomfield’s Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of A Serial Killer. Additional experience includes three years as a story analyst in Los Angeles and three years as a management consultant with Andersen Consulting in Atlanta and London.

Richard primarily teaches producing and screenwriting.

Admission: Admission to the workshop requires an application ("candidatura"). Submission deadline is May 5, 2008. Please see the website for details.

Sponsorship: The workshop is part of the Summer Institute in Digital Media of the UT Austin|Portugal Program.

Official Website: http://utaustinportugal.org/Events.aspx?event=167

Added by riddle on April 17, 2008

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