Screenwriting 101

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Screenwriting 101 is a new course being offered by Town Square Television. Learn how to write the screenplay you've always wanted to write. This 12-week course provides a thorough introduction to screenwriting in a workshop format. Students will write two short-form screenplays; in-class reading and discussion will help the student learn the craft and refine his or her vision. Each class will last two hours and will meeting on Saturdays at 11:00 AM. Course begins January 14.

Students will be expected to do 5-6 hours of study and writing outside of class each week. Students will be required to purchase a textbook, but there are no lab or equipment usage fees.

Required Text: Syd Field, Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenplay Writing, Random House Publishing Group

Screenwriting 101 tuition fee: $400.00

Pay all at once, or in two installments.
Due January 28: $200.00

Due February 11: $200.00


Dan Mundt is an award-winning writer/director. He has been working in television and film production for more than 20 years. He taught television production in the Greenlee School of Journalism at Iowa State University from 1998 to 2004. As an independent filmmaker his awards include:

  • Best Director (Long Form) - Iowa Motion Picture Awards
  • First Place, TV Narrative - Broadcast Education Association International Festival of Video and Media Arts
  • Best Screenplay (Unproduced) - Iowa Motion Picture Awards
  • Best Visual Effects, Best Editing, Best Production Design - Wild Rose Independent Film and Video Festival

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