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This Is The Website In Support of Mark Sevi's Scriptwriting Classes.

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Which Class Should I Take?

Praise For The Classes

Class/Workshop
The weekly workshops--often supplemented by a separate and optional "Office Hours"--are a great blend of instruction and practice. Students can write and submit sections of a screenpla... Read More

D. Tepper

I am a writer, but Mark Sevi has helped mold me into a screenwriter. His course has been challenging, yet inspiring as I have learned to take critical feedback and apply it to my art form. He is consi... Read More

E. Pike

Mark's expertise and commitment to guiding his students is second to none. I gained the most valuable film structure knowledge combined with honest and candid feedback that I could’ve ever gotte... Read More

L. Forehan

I tried to write a screenplay for about 40 years, (and I mean multiple, serious efforts), and I couldn't do it until I started working with Mark. This is my third time returning to the workshop since... Read More

G. Dahl

Mark is a fantastic teacher. His classes are jam-packed with information, but never overwhelming; laying out complex theories simply and utilizing current works to demonstrate his points. In his semi... Read More

Melody C.

Mr. Sevi’s classes have been a tremendous help. Two things really define him and his classes, and those are expertise and heart. His expertise is evident, as his feedback is always helpful—he give... Read More

C. Palacios

Mark is a tireless, insightful student of the craft, and his classes/workshops will make you a better screenwriter regardless of your previous experience in the industry. JBAD

J. Becker

Within the first 3 years of learning from Mark Sevi, and getting introduced to his network, I produced a feature film that's currently distributed on 12 streaming platforms and has been sold internati... Read More

R. D'Alessio

Mark is truly a remarkable and passionate man in every way. For twenty years I have witnessed the impact of his life's work as a screenwriter, webmaster, podcaster, and teacher on thousands of his cli... Read More

M. Manu

I am so fortunate to be one of Mark’s students, or as he would refer to as being a part of a screenwriter’s “found family”. He actually cares what and who you’re writing about. Mark also has... Read More

C. Avalos

Mark Sevi and I have been friends and sometime collaborators for many years. He is an engaging teacher with a distinct, on-point style in the craft of screenwriting. With his knowledge of the fundame... Read More

C. Stires

Every moment of time I have spent with Mark Sevi has been valuable and enriching. His class method of teaching is direct, logical, helpful, and inspirational in every sense; Mark will also spend time... Read More

L. Porricelli

I talk about how amazing Mark Sevi is to EVERYONE from aspiring screenwriters to veteran screenwriters and filmmakers! Mark is so passionate about teaching his students screenwriting! His students who... Read More

S. Kai

Enrolling in Mark's class was life-changing. His passion for storytelling and teaching is unparalleled. He provides you with the tools, methodologies, resources, feedback, and friendship to hone you... Read More

M.C. Anderson

Mark is an amazing teacher, and I love the interaction with all the students in the class.

F. Calafi

WINTER 2024 SEMESTER

All Classes Are On Zoom.

INTRO CLASS

May 30th - July 11th, 2024

Sessions Thursdays 6:30PM-9:30PM
No Classes 4th July Week

INTRO CLASS INFO

Thursday Night Sessions (6:30pm)

ALL CLASSES ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE 2nd CLASS!  IF YOU CANNOT, PLEASE DON'T SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS. Sorry.

WHICH CLASS SHOULD I TAKE? INTRO CLASS INFO HERE

NO REGISTRATION ON OCC Community Ed Website

Due to pandemic and college closure, temporarily being offered privately

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INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Currently In Session
10 Tuesday Sessions, 6:30PM - 9:30PM


INTERMEDIATE CLASS INFO

10 Tuesday Night Sessions (6:30pm)

ALL CLASSES ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SCRIPTWRITING

10 Tuesday Night Sessions

Scripts in progress workshop!

YOU MUST CONTACT MARK FIRST TO TAKE THIS CLASS.

Due to pandemic and college closure, temporarily being offered privately

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Unleash the Inner You!

Writing is a journey, an exploration, like when you first went to college or got married or started a new job.  The difference is that writing is also a deep, inner journey to self-discovery; to places you couldn't touch but you always knew were there, hidden, just waiting to be expressed.
Orange Coast College and Irvine Valley College Department of Community Education offer a unique, not-for-credit and hands-on practical screenwriting course from professional screenwriter Mark Sevi (credits here) where students learn scriptwriting techniques and student work is evaluated in a dynamic workshop on the basis of both its artistic and commercial merit.

The courses are guided, the workshops fun, the learning exponential!

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Stop thinking about writing that movie or TV series in your head and actually do it!

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Mark Sevi is a professional screenwriter who has sold 34 scripts, 19 of which have been produced into film.  One of this films, "Devil's Knot", is based on true events in West Memphis, Arkansas in the early nineties.  It was released in 2014 starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.  (IMDB)

He has been teaching for 15+ years and his classes have been featured in articles and seminars.

He is also the founder and president of the Orange County Screenwriters Association, a not-for-profit organziation that organizes film events and speakers and brings resources to all filmmakers in Orange County and beyond.


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