Movie Openings: Getting Things Started Right, with Peter Exline
On Saturday, August 16th before Dudegrass, join our Special Guest Peter Exline (inspiration for the character of Walter in the Cohen Brothers The Big Lebowski) for a Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab Movie Openings: Getting Things Started Right. The class takes place from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at House of Schwan (3232 N. Comotara.) Space is limited, advanced registration required ($20.)
The opening sequence of a film (the first 10-15 minutes) tells an audience what to expect and establishes just about everything an audience needs to know. The class will explore the importance of the beginning of movies by examining the opening sequences of six different films, some dramatic and some comedic, to see how much information an audience gleams from those pivotal scenes.
Peter Exline has worked for Warner Bros., Mace Neufeld and Michael Douglas supervising screenwriters. As a free-lance reader he has "covered" more than 10,000 screenplays for agencies ICM, CAA, AMG and others, television for HBO, Fox and NBC, and feature film projects for numerous independent companies such as Mandalay Productions, Artisan Entertainment, Turner Pictures, to name a few. He has taught at U.S.C. School of Cinema-Television since 1992, as well as U.C.L.A. Writer's Program. He has lectured on screenwriting in America and abroad.