Visual Communications, Koji Steven Sakai, And An Introduction To Screenwriting

Friday, August 12, 2011

Learn it from someone in the know.

THURSDAYS, through DEC. 1 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM @ Visual Communications, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Visual Communications is partnering with Koji Steven Sakai to bring you a ten-session course on the craft of screenwriting. Students will learn proper formatting and structure as well as how to create effective plots, characters, and dialogue – all the necessary techniques to draft a first screenplay. As a bonus, the final class will be dedicated to the business of screenwriting and making it in the industry.

Koji Steven Sakai graduated from USC’s Masters of Professional Writing program and has held several filmmaking fellowships including Visual Communication’s Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists. He has written two feature films: HAUNTED HIGHWAY, co-written with Naoko Ihara Witmer and director Junichi Suzuki, was distributed by Lions Gate DVD in 2005. THE PEOPLE I SLEPT WITH, a romantic comedy directed by Quentin Lee, premiered in 2009 to critical acclaim. In addition to his film work, Koji is a regular writer on websites Discover Nikkei and 8Asians. He also contributed a story to Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, the first graphic novel anthology by and about Asian Americans. Additionally, Koji is the manager of public programs at the Japanese American National Museum.
Sign up for classes down at the VC site.