Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater



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25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA, 17325

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Film Festival Breakout Session: Writing - SOLD OUT

Film Festival Breakout Session: Writing - SOLD OUT


Saturday, February 11 / 3:45 pm

This session is SOLD OUT

The written script is the structure upon which Ken Burns’ films are built. Dramatic narrative arcs are formed from historical facts that incorporate multiple characters’ points-of-view. What is the scriptwriting process? How do scripts turn into films? We will find out from Geoffrey C. Ward. The 7 time Emmy winner and writer of many of Ken’s most acclaimed films and companion books, will share insight from 40 years of writing with Ken.

Speaker: Geoffrey C. Ward, writer; Moderator: Jake Boritt

All speakers and topics subject to change.

Will Call opens Feb. 6 at 3 pm. Find more Film Festival FAQ here.

Platinum Sponsors
Ken & Elizabeth Lundeen

Gold Sponsors
David & Pauline LeVan
Monica E. Oss & J. Jay Mackie
Dave & Cynthia Salisbury

Silver Sponsors
The Union Hotel
The Vesta Fund

Hospitality Sponsor:
Gettysburg Hotel

Media Sponsor


Ticket reservations are required for this session and are not available online. Call (717) 337-8200 or visit 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA to reserve your tickets. Use the form available here to plan your festival reservation. Advanced reservation strongly recommended. Please click here for a timeline version of the schedule.