Scripts in Focus — Syllabus

This course features the studying of film and TV scripts (with scripts supplied to the class).

Gotham has two separate programs for Scripts in Focus. They complement each other, and many students take both programs, but it makes no difference which one is taken first. If you take one program, then enroll again for Scripts in Focus, Gotham will make sure you are placed in the other program.

The topics covered in one program (x):

Genres

Genres: Tour of genres. Importance of knowing your genre. Finding the singularity within your genre.

Script analyzed: a recent script that varies

Comedy: The genre defined. The singularity of this script. The genre in action.

Script analyzed: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt pilot episode by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock

Comedy/Drama: The genre defined. The singularity of this script. The genre in action.

Script analyzed: Little Miss Sunshine by Michael Arndt

Crime/Drama: The genre defined. The singularity of this script. The genre in action.

Script analyzed: Breaking Bad pilot episode by Vince Gilligan

Thriller: The genre defined. The singularity of this script. The genre in action.

Script analyzed: Michael Clayton by Tony Gilroy

Science Fiction/Horror/Action-Adventure: The genre defined. The singularity of this script. The genre in action.

Script analyzed: Aliens by James Cameron

And the topics covered in the other program (y):

Coming soon!

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.