I had a class at 9am. This class is about taking true stories and turning them into screenplays and dramatic stories. The idea isn't just to rehash someone's life on film but to dramatize it and make a compelling movie out of it.
I decided for this class I would talk about the Sherman Bros (PS I am so sorry if you've already read this on my Facebook and Twitter). I'm excited to keep my story in the Disney family. I am also warning you now that I'll be looking for the sad parts of their lives and not just the happy Sherman Bros tales. I'll let you know how it goes.
The other class I'm taking is about writing "spec" scripts for TV. You take an existing TV show and write a what-if script. I chose Family Guy. Ok so it's not Disney but I love animation and how much freedom (and yet restriction) it gives you as a writer. It's like you're free to write what you want but you still have to be true to the characters and the world they live in.
Needless to say I am stoked for this summer! Hopefully I can keep this excitement all summer long.