Screenwriting: Activity 4

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Learning from the Winners

Each year, the film industry produces an array of outstanding new releases. Some are especially appropriate for families, some are appealing to teens, and some are geared toward adult audiences. If you or the parents of your students feel that some, or even all, of this year's nominees might be inappropriate for viewing by young people, you can modify this activity in several ways. Students can locate reviews in newspapers and magazines, compare what the critics have to say, and determine their selections for this year's winning films. They can view Academy Award nominees and Academy Award—winning films from past years to complete the exercises. A list of past nominees and winners appears at the beginning of this teacher's guide.

Screenwriting: The Language of Film

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Complete Screenwriting Activities Guide (PDF)

Activity 1: Structuring a Screenplay

Activity 2: Formatting the Script

Activity 3: Developing a Screenplay from a Book

Activity 4: Learning from the Winners

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