Introduction to Screenwriting Starting May 28th

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The Minnesota Discovery Center's Minnesota Media Arts School, in partnership with Zeitgeist Film, is an affordable option for the Northland’s diverse creative community ranging from filmmakers, graphic designers, multimedia artists, and theatrical artists to learn, work, create, and connect. With teaching hubs in Chisholm and Duluth, we will add important contributions to the regional film ecosystem. 

UPCOMING Summer 2024 WORKSHOPS: (Starting Tuesday, May 28th)

Introduction to Screenwriting

Do you have a great idea for a feature film? Many have great ideas; only few craft them into screenplays. In this workshop, learn screenwriting fundamentals as you develop your idea from pitch to outline to screenplay. While no previous screenwriting experience is required, you should come to the workshop with ideas for short films. Industry-standard screenwriting program, Final Draft, provided


Equipment for this course will be provided.

Instructor Matthew Dressel:

Matthew Dressel is a Duluth-based award-winning screenwriter and recipient of the 2017 IFP Minnesota Screenwriting Residency award.  His most recent screenplay, the dark comedy Daniel’s Gotta Die (starring Joel David Moore and Bob Saget), was produced by Darius Films and is slated for a release in 2023.  He is the former Programmer for Zinema 2 and former Festival Director of the Duluth Superior Film Festival.