MassMu to Present Screenwriting Workshop

MassMu to Present Screenwriting Workshop
 
 
The Massillon Museum will present “Concept to Completion: A Screenwriting Workshop” via Zoom on Thursday, April 13, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to everyone. Visit MassMu.org/Tickets to register for the Zoom program.
 
The screenwriting workshop complements this year’s NEA Big Read book selection, Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu, which is written as a screenplay.
 
So, you have a great idea you think could translate to a movie. But how do you develop that concept into a logline summarizing the entire story in only one or two sentences? How do you then transform that logline into an outline? And that outline into a fully formed, feature-length screenplay that attracts the attention of decisionmakers? Screenwriting isn’t an exact science. Every writer has their own method. In this workshop, New York City screenwriter George Nicholis will explain techniques that work for him. 
 
Named one of Variety’s Hollywood’s New Leaders, George Nicholis is a New York-based screenwriter with a strong focus on genre and stories about the unknown. He has written more than fifteen feature-length screenplays, many of which have won top honors, including from the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. He has optioned two feature screenplays, been paid to write two others and rewrite one. Nicholis is represented by Zero Gravity Management.
 
MassMu’s NEA Big Read 2023 includes the distribution of 1,300 free copies of Interior Chinatown and events organized by the Massillon Museum, Massillon Public Library, and additional community partners. The Big Read culminates with an online keynote chat with author Charles Yu via Facebook Live. A bookmark listing dates and details is included in each copy of the book. Additional information can be found at MassillonMuseum.org/bigread.
 
The Massillon Museum has received its 16th grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Western Stark County. An initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. 
 
In addition to the NEA grant, funding is provided by One Tiger and Rotary Club of Massillon. The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark to augment its primary local funding as well as marketing support from Visit Canton.  Additional funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
 
 
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon –  Massillon Museum Executive Director  –  330-833-4061 x111
Stephanie Toole –  Massillon Museum Education and Outreach Manager / NEA Big Read Coordinator  –  330-833-4061 x104
Margy Vogt  –  Massillon Museum PR Coordinator  –  330-844-1525

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