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Before Fade In

with Alana Sanko


This lecture course covers the essentials in dramatic structure, screenplay format, necessary research and how to organize your project.


Price: $85 or FREE to Dramatic Lab students taking a fall course


Questions? Email



ONLINE via Zoom

(link to be sent 48 hours before to those registered)

Thursday, October 5

7pm to 9pm  EST



For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email



About the instructor...

Alana Sanko is an award-winning creator, writer and producer. For over two decades she has written and developed for comedy, drama and animated series, as well as TV movie and network and cable pilots across multiple platforms. Her Nickelodeon series, Just for Kicks, which she created and developed with Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg, won her a WGA Award, and the animated MTV series Spy Groove, that she was Head Writer on, received an Annie Nomination. Additional writing credits include the ABC comedy pilot, See Jayne Run, the Disney Channel Original Movie Get a Clue, and the acclaimed CBS television series Murphy Brown, which was named on the WGA’s list of 101 Best TV Series. Alana has also written for numerous children’s series and was a Consulting Producer for Half Life, the limited series winner of the NYC women’s initiative screenwriting competition #GreenlightHer. She is currently a producer on an independent feature and has taught at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Long Island University’s TV Writers Studio, Purchase College’s School of Film and Media Studies and the Sundance Institute’s online platform, Sundance Co//ab.


Before Fade In: What You Need to Know Before You Write...w/Alana Sanko

SKU: S758-ef23-10/5
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