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Screenwriting 3.0

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

For students who have completed the Screenwriting Lab 1.0 and 2.0, or are advanced in their writing and understanding of screenwriting. There will be ample time allotted for participants to bring in their works in progress.  We will discuss how every story is at its essence a mystery, set ups and pay offs, secondary story lines,  rewrites,...

$299

6 sessions

Sunday Jun 24th, 9am

Proofreading

at Discovery Center - Irving Park
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Would you like the skills to find a job that allows you to work your own hours, and get paid a competitive salary? If so, then proofreading is for you.  At this time in Chicago, proofreading work is available on a freelance or full-time basis for publications, typographers, corporations & a variety of other organizations. Proofreading, simply...

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Business Writing with Positive Impact

at Training Connection - The Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610, Chicago, Illinois 60606

Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements.  This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately. Learning Objectives Proper use...

Business Case Writing

at Knowledgehut

Corporate strategy execution depends upon developing and implementing the best solution in the workplace. Success factors however, rely upon basing the solution on the right requirements, drawn from a sound and robust Business Case. A well crafted business case document outlines the rationale for undertaking a business project. It should be a formal,...

Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay

at Discovery Center - Irving Park
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

If you have an idea for a movie, this introductory class will show you what you have to do to get that idea on paper in a form that is "pitchable" in Hollywood. This day-long course covers all the basic steps that you will need to take in order to bring your screenplay all the way to Hollywood. You will learn the special needs of Story and Character...

Writing the Adaptation Workshop

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Do you have a favorite short story or folktale you have always wanted to turn into a play? This workshop is for you.  It is also for those who are just curious about creating a play adaptation based on original source material, such as folktales, short stories, children’s books or even songs.  In this workshop, you will learn techniques...

Sunday Jun 24th, 10am

Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp is an alternative to Essentials 1 for those who want to learn the core principles in a condensed format. Perfect for out-of-towners or writers who want to advance quickly to Essentials 2. In this course, participants learn the core principles of dramatic writing, such as the major dramatic question, conflict, and rising...

$199

2 sessions

Saturday Jul 14th, 1:30pm

Advanced Writing Skills

at Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc - Near West Side
1016 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

This course is designed for those with a desire to enhance their writing skills. Course Benefits: Participants will learn and discover the secret to effective business writing and crafting messages that others want to read and act on. Participants will learn how to: Make their writing clear, complete, concise and correct. Improve sentence construction...

$995

2 sessions

Wednesday Aug 15th, 8:30am

What is It? (A play? A movie? A TV show?) Workshop

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Do you... have a play you think might do well as a movie or a TV show? have a memoir, novel, short story or work of nonfiction you long to adapt to performance art but are not sure if its a play, a movie, or fit as a streaming series or standard TV show? story ideas you would like to explore in these different delivery systems? want a greater...

$199

2 sessions

Saturday Jul 7th, 10am

Read It, Write It

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop
112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

A course for those who want to understand the “how” of writing fiction and memoir. We will experiment with our writing in a non-threatening supportive environment. We will discuss how narrative gets made through a study of fiction, short-stories read for themselves as works of art but more specifically to understand how, as John Gardner notes,...

$292.50

5 sessions

Monday Jul 9th, 6pm

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Dynamic Interactions

at Exec-Comm - Near North Side
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 1230, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Face-to-face conversations give you an increasingly rare opportunity: the chance to use all your communication skills to influence someone, as well as build and strengthen business relationships. So when you get the chance to have a conversation in-person, you need to make the most of it. Many of us lead or participate in meetings with one thing in...

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$895.50
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$995

Thursday Aug 9th, 9am

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Working Backwards Workshop

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

Do you... get to page 30 of a play in progress, right where it begins to morph, and then get overwhelmed, start to panic, and abandon ship? have a chronic case of first scene-itis, rewriting that first scene over and over? find your play mired in reams of brilliant character dialog in scene after scene, but you can't make it go, and the drama isn't getting anywhere?...

$199

2 sessions

Saturday Aug 4th, 10am

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Presenting with Impact

at Exec-Comm - Near North Side
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 1230, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Business Context You agreed to give another presentation for your group. Everyone said you did a good job, and you sense that you did too. But how can you be sure? Sometimes you struggle to find the right way to use your slides, and you’re unsure of what to do with your hands. You want to be an even stronger presenter so you have more impact....

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$895.50
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$995

Thursday Nov 15th, 9am

QuickBooks Desktop Part II

at Computer Training Source, Inc. - Schaumburg
1821 Walden Office Sq Ste 400, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

You will learn how to perform various transactions within this class. Also, learn how to customize forms, create reports, how to use other QuickBooks accounts, track and pay sales tax, how to use online banking, and prepare payroll. Prerequisite: You must take QuickBooks Part I class (or have used QuickBooks for at least three months) before taking...

Solo Show & Storytelling Foundations Workshop

at Chicago Dramatists - River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642

This "weekend warrior" class is designed for actors, playwrights, solo artists, and storytellers of all levels – from those who are thinking about writing a one-person show or narrative story to those who are in the final stages of polishing one. This hands-on workshop will focus on solo and storytelling fundamentals: finding your voice and the...

$199

2 sessions

Saturday Aug 11th, 1:30pm

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