You will be required to choose a specific idea and write two, 2-page scripts, and a rewritten scene in Writers Guild of America (WGA) properly formatted page form. Each one of the 3 writing assignments will have a dedicated purpose.
Write down the first 2 pages in proper WGA screenplay format for your film idea. It should include an opening image and the theme of your film clearly stated.
Choose one of your classmates’ scripts (posted in Discussion Board Forum 4) and rewrite the script based on changing 3 of the 5 following elements:
Changing the location from a public space to a private space or vice versa.
Note that this change should be reflected in dialogue and a character’s actions, because characters speak differently using their internal voice and private spaces whereas in a more public space they may be reluctant to express themselves is freely.
Changing the gender of the lead character and in so doing the dialogue.
should be changed to reflect the voice of an opposing gender.
Changing the time period.
Note that this change affects the technology that surrounds the characters as well as the cultural norms of the day.
Change the genre of the movie.
Rewrite the script from the supporting character’s point of view so that he/she become the lead in the movie.
Script: Pages 1–2 Grading Rubric
The work exhibits effort, character development, proper formatting, and inventive storytelling.
The work exhibits effort, character development, and proper formatting.
The work exhibits effort and a basic understanding of formatting.
Work lacks effort and improper screenplay formatting.
The work exhibits incomplete or no effort to complete the assignment.
The work demonstrates applied language to create mastery with perfect spelling.
The work demonstrates knowledge and insight in spelling and language.
The work demonstrates competence in spelling and language
The work demonstrates deficiencies in spelling.
The work reveals inadequacies in spelling and language.
Work was completed well and prior to the due date.
Work was completed at the scheduled due date.
Work was a day, or more, late.
Work was more than a day late.
Work was never handed in.
Responded to 2 others.