Lights, Camera, Write! – Screenwriting 101

Take your story ideas to the next level by learning the art of screenwriting. You’re never too old or too young to start!

Come join screenwriter, Ellis Barrowman, as she shows you how to break down an idea to build a whole new world. Ellis gets into the nuts and bolts of formatting, writing dialogue, character development, story advancement, and plot building. Sky’s the limit, think big, write bigger!

Screenwriting 101:

  • Introduction
  • What does a 3 act structure look like?
  • Story Arc: Points of interest
  • Exercise “Breaking down a movie”
  • Character development
  • Dialogue
  • Exercise “Iconic Characters”
  • Formatting
  • Outlines (Are you a Planner or a Pantser?)
  • Loglines vs Summary vs Synopsis


This class will be conducted in-person at Longmont Public Media. Due to Covid-19, we can only accommodate 10 people maximum (including the instructor). Both the instructor and the class participants are required to wear a face covering at all time.

The cost of the class is free; the class instructor will be Ellis Barrowman.

To register, please sign up below.

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Since 2010, Ellis Barrowman has been weaving romantic tales for romance publishers. With a life-long love of movies, a passion for story development, and a lengthy talk with her editor in 2017, she made the transition from novel writing to writing screenplays. Today, Ellis is busy writing and consulting with screenwriting competitions.  

When not crafting stories for the screen, Ellis watches way too much reality TV (claims it’s for research), tries valiantly to keep her houseplants alive, and belts show tunes in the car with her daughter. 

Ellis Barrowman’s horror short “Demon Hunting 101” won at the L.A. Screamwriting Film Festival in February 2021. 


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May 04 2021


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Longmont Public Media
457 4th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501
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