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Intro to Screenwriting (Sundays)

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Instructor: Caitlin Durante


You, a bright, eager-to-learn writer, sits among a roomful of students on the first day of class. An amazingly knowledgeable and cool instructor enters and delivers a stimulating lecture about writing for the screen. They cover such things as crafting a story, characterization, structure, theme, dialogue, format, as well as other script mechanics. You exit the classroom, your head bursting with wildly inventive movie ideas.


During the course, students will write either 1) a script for a short film (5-10 pages) or 2) a treatment (5-10 pages) for a feature film. Each student’s writing will be workshopped in class, and students will receive constructive feedback on their draft from their classmates and instructor. Students will finish the course with a completed draft of their very own short film script OR treatment for a feature film!

Caitlin Durante is a writer, comedian, podcaster, and filmmaker. After earning an MFA in Screenwriting, she went on to work as a story analyst for such companies as ScreenCraft and Amazon Studios. She has taught writing and comedy courses at Boston University, the Nerdist School, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and she currently freelances as a script consultant. Caitlin is also the creator and co-host of The Bechdel Cast, a podcast that examines the portrayal of women in film. She performs standup all over the country, and she saw Paddington 2 in theaters four times.

Our classrooms are ADA compliant.


4 weeks

Sundays from 12-3pm

November 11, 18, December 2, December 9 

(skipping November 25 for Thanksgiving holiday)

Teacher: Caitlin Durante

Price: $200

Refund Policy

  • The Ruby LA has a no-refund policy on all classes and shows. If we need to cancel or re-schedule a class for any reason, you are entitled to take that class or classes equal to the admission price of that class. You may use your class credit for up to two years, after which time it expires.
  • The Ruby LA reserves the right to replace a course instructor, without notice, and at any time, with another equally qualified course instructor.
  • The Ruby LA also reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course if an emergency or unforeseen conflict arises. In the event of a complete cancellation, students’ tuition will be refunded or credited. Any fees incurred by students for travel, lodging, etc. will not be reimbursed by the Ruby LA.