From Idea to High Concept Screenplay with Marilyn Horowitz

You’re sitting across from a top producer and have five minutes to make your pitch—but is it commercial enough? In this informative and interactive two-hour workshop, New York University professor Marilyn Horowitz will show you how to take a good story idea and make it great. Using the movie concepts and log lines that you bring to class, Horowitz will reveal the tricks and techniques to achieving high-concept marketability, no matter how dark or “indie” your idea may be.

Topics Include:
– How to come up with the best title for your project
– How to determine the marketability of your idea
– How to design a pitch that conveys the idea in the most commercial way

Marilyn Ida Horowitz is an award winning New York University writing professor and consultant, who has taught thousands of aspiring screenwriters to complete their works using The Horowitz System®, a trademarked writing system used in book editions for college, high school and middle school. Horowitz served a full tenure as judge for the Fulbright Scholarship Program for film and media students, and received the New York University Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004. She has produced and consulted on several films, including the Warner Brothers feature, And Then Came Love (2007). Her political thriller, The Book of Zevwas released on December 1, 2014. She is also a contributor to the Amazon bestseller The Voyage to Your Vision.

May 10 @ 6:30pm
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm (2h)

NYWIFT Conference Room
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
(Between Fifth and Madison Avenue)

$15 for Members
$25 for Nonmembers


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.