Saturday, July 29, 2017

Independent Film Arizona: The Dialogue Workshop


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Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:42 PM
Subject: What Makes Great Dialogue? 


Independent Film Arizona - Tucson


"Show Me the Money"

The Dialogue Workshop

August 1, 2017  7PM - 9PM
Location: The Art Institute of Tucson
5099 E. Grant Road Rm 129 Tucson, AZ, 85712




For beginners to experienced writers –

Discover the essential elements of GREAT DIALOGUE and the fatal flaws that undermine dialogue. 
Learning the basic techniques will instantly improve the emotional impact and quality of your writing.
Writing great dialogue is a combination of having a trained ear (knowing what to listen for) and learning basic technique.  This mini-workshop helps you sharpen your ear, making your dialogue crisp, effective, suspenseful and memorable.  Great dialogue scenes have strong structure which is learnable, and will insure that all your dialogue scenes have maximum impact.

Great films have memorable lines of dialogue:  "You had me at Hello." "Frankly, My Dear, I don't give a damn!" "We'll always have Paris." "We're not in Kansas anymore,"  "Go ahead.  Make my day."  "Houston, we have a problem."  "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." "Of all the gin joints in the world, she had to walk into mine."  These lines stay with us forever!

Writing dialogue is great fun – and writing great dialogue is electrifying!  It can make the difference between selling a screenplay or publishing a book – or having your project remain a manuscript sitting in your file drawer!



Meet the Panelists 




Genie Joseph, M.F.A., PhD has a Masters in screenwriting and has written over 20 screenplays, five have been produced.  She has published novels and short stories and someone reads one of her online articles every four minutes. 

She was the former CEO of Hawaii Movie Studies, a producer for Nickelodeon and ABC and has directed movies and TV shows which have won various awards. 

She recently moved to Tucson and is the founder of the Animal-Consciousness Institute. She teaches improv comedy and has been presented Act Resilient to over 4,000 Service Members for which she was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award.   

She is a Creativity Coach and loves to inspire others to explore their true creative potential. 




Learn more about independent film in Arizona and be involved! We offer educational monthly meetings with experts in the film industry - and it's a great opportunity to network with industry professionals.




IFA Website



The fearless IFA documentarians meet August 8th 6-8pm, Southern Arizona Media Studio. 911 South Tyndall Ave, #7, Tucson


Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



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