Halloween Table Reads – “Saturday Night Ghost Club” (FREE)
Welcome to Halloween Screenplay Table Reads! Join us this week for a live readthrough of the “Saturday Night Ghost Club” script from the 2020 Blacklist and discussion of the techniques used by screenwriters Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman!
“Saturday Night Ghost Club” by Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman, based on the novel by Craig Davidson
LOGLINE: After being haunted by a terrifying entity, a twelve-year-old boy teams up with his eccentric uncle and three other misfits to form their own ghost club, investigating all the paranormal sites in town so that he can find and confront the ghost that’s tormenting him.
Following the readthrough, we’ll chat about what you liked or disliked and why. How would you describe the main character and their journey? How do they change? What surprised you? Did you learn anything that was helpful for your own writing?
This event is completely free and open to everyone. Space is limited, so be sure to hit the RSVP button. Then join us in the Workshop channel on discord ( https://discord.gg/kQfrX3R7Zy )
Q: I don’t have a mic or don’t want to speak. Is it okay if I just join to listen and learn?
A: Absolutely! This event is entirely free and everyone is welcome to join.
Q: What’s the purpose of reading through screenplays from the Blacklist?
A: If you want to become a skilled screenwriter, you’ve got to read tons of pro scripts, especially recent popular unproduced scripts. And as you read thrillers, comedies, horror, action, dramas, etc, you’ll internalize the story structure, tension, action description and dialogue that is considered to be at the highest level of the craft by many industry professionals. The blacklist is an annual list of unproduced spec screenplays voted as “most liked” by creative execs, literary agents, producers, managers and assistants. Conor recommends to read as many of these as you can, ideally three each week.