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Nashville Film Festival to Host Horror Screenplay Workshop

The Nashville Film Festival is helping local screenplay writers by hosting a horror screenplay workshop.

The event, titled “Writing the Break-In Horror Script,” is taught by Alvaro Rodriguez. On March 30, he’ll host a Q&A on the basics of writing in the horror genre and will help others fine-tune what they already know to take their scripts to the next level.

The day will offer writers the chance to gain valuable insight from a celebrated screenwriter. They’ll explore the importance of structure; genre elements that are expected in horror films; how to craft scenes that create rising tension; how to refine the concept to create a marketable story; and developing characters that the audience will root for.

Rodriguez is well-qualified to host this workshop. He’s the co-creator and executive producer of the upcoming Netflix adult-animated series Seis Manos (2019). He is also the co-screenwriter of Robert Rodriquez’s Machete (2010) and Last Rampage (2017). He was a writer on the TV series From Dusk Till Dawn and his short fiction has appeared in the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology After Death, among other things.

Rodriguez has been a guest speaker for writing courses across the country from Nashville to New York. He has led several Save the Cat beat sheet workshops and is a featured judge in the 2019 Save the Cat Screenplay Competition.

Reservations are open now for this workshop. It’s $85 for members and $95 for non-members. Sign up here.

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