Announcing our Screenwriting Masterclass with James V. Hart!

by ScreenCraft on September 15, 2016

Have you seen HOOK directed by Steven Spielberg?

Have you seen CONTACT directed by Robert Zemeckis?

Or have you seen BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA directed by Francis Ford Coppola?  

These are just three of the films written by screenwriter James V. Hart - and we're beyond excited to be hosting his ScreenCraft Screenwriting Masterclass! This is an incredible opportunity to study screenwriting for a whole weekend with one of Hollywood's top working screenwriters.

Come experience Mr. James V. Hart's boundless creative energy, unique approach to screenwriting, and his spellbinding anecdotes about his decades working with some of the Hollywood's top filmmakers, producers and development executives.

And a special shout-out to our friend Guy Goldstein, creator of WriterDuet, the world's most advanced and easy-to-use professional screenwriting software. Guy introduced the ScreenCraft team to James Hart last year at the Austin Film Festival - and we jumped at the opportunity to produce this screenwriting masterclass. Will you join us in LA in November?

WHERE: Los Angeles Film School, 6353 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

WHEN: Weekend of November 12th & 13th* 

*with a special 25th anniversary screening of HOOK at the Sony Pictures Studios lot on Friday November 11th - with select cast attending as well!

Reserve your pass today!

If you have any questions about travel logistics, hotel recommendations etc, please feel free to contact us here.

The first 200 people to register will join as Jim’s guest at our opening night party and will receive: 

  • an exclusive invitation to a 25th birthday screening of James V. Hart’s celebrated classic film Hook (directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins and Julia Roberts) and celebration with Jim and The Lost Boys cast at Sony Pictures Studios on the evening of Friday, November 11, 2016
  • an energetic two-day masterclass with Jim at the LA Film School, November 12-13
  • free use of the HartChart online app for a year ($79 value)


What his screenwriting students are saying: 

"Jim has an extraordinary capacity to lead a group of strangers (writers of different nationalities) and invoke a team spirit. He instills belief and a positive sense of expectation. He is a born teacher and listener, and really wants you to succeed, to improve, to become a better screenwriter. I learnt so much from Jim, both as a writing mentor and a person. With his boundless energy and mischievous humour, I can't think of a better person to lead a workshop/masterclass." -  O. Kearney, Irish film writer/director (The Wake, Wonderhouse, Love At The End of the World)

“Jim's expertise can bring any story into focus, I was not expecting my work to become so much stronger in such a short time. Yet a workshop with Jim Hart is not just about storytelling, he has a real gift in managing writers, helping people connect, fostering everyone's creativity, bringing the best out of each member of the group. “ Serena Brugnolo – Italian TV/Feature writer (Apnea, Saimir, Voci)

“I found my workshop experience with James V. Hart to be invigorating, enlightening and wholly enjoyable. His depth of knowledge and command of craft give credence to the often overused, but entirely appropriate term 'Master Class.' I also consider the HartChart App to be a real plus for working professionals like myself and those looking to tell stories from the heart.” - Yule Caise, TV/Feature screenwriter (Recess, Daman Wayans Show)

"Jim's screenwriting class was the perfect next step up in my formation as an artist. He was my best teacher in graduate school who was not afraid to see me as I was and appreciate my strengths - I had just landed from Romania in the US with nothing else but a dream and a solid, rather hermetic training in art cinema. Jim created a supportive, highly creative and humorous environment sharing the tools I needed to redefined myself as an American filmmaker. Besides, I'll never forget the laughter in his class. Go for the HartChart - it is the strongest muscle." - Carina Rosanna Tăutu

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