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When: 4/5/2014
9:00 AM
Where: Hyatt House
8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, Virginia  22031
United States

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A PGA East National Capital Chapter Event

Saturday, April 5 from 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 6 from 9:00am - 2:00pm
Hyatt House
8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA

Join us for a very special PGA weekend retreat with Dara Marks, Hollywood’s leading script consultant and author of the acclaimed new book,
Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc

The retreat begins with a daylong writing seminar on Saturday, April 5 that will enhance your writing abilities regardless of your level of experience as Dara takes you Inside Story

Dara Marks’ method, Inside Story, may be the most important advancement in writing theory to come along in years. Her innovative technique for developing and structuring a story is designed to keep writers focused on the heart and soul of their work so that plot, character, and theme create a unified whole. The inter-relationship of these key story elements forms the basis of the transformational arc of character.

Dara will round out the retreat on Sunday, April 6 with the Art of Script Analysis. This session will improve your ability to break down a script and give more effective story notes.

Utilizing the dynamics of the transformational arc, the course will give you powerful new tools to help navigate the many layers of story structure and locate script issues at their source. This takes the guesswork out of identifying story problems and, therefore, strengthens your ability to communicate with writers at a deeper, more insightful level, which will help them fulfill their creative vision.

About Dara Marks:
Dara Marks is a leading international script consultant, consistently ranked number one in the business by Creative Screenwriting MagazineShe has specialized in the analysis of the modern screenplay for the past fifteen years, and her clients range from top studio writers and executives to beginning and apprentice screenwriters. Her unique workshops and seminars are drawing national and international praise. She received her doctoral degree in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara where she is currently an adjunct professor.

All fees include:
- Retreat materials
- Breakfast and lunch on both days
- Free shuttle service to/from the Dunn Loring Metro, if required
- Free parking at the Hyatt House, if required
- Special screening at the Angelika Theater on Saturday evening

Space is limited to only 35 participants
- PGA members pay only $200 for the weekend
- Non-members pay only $350 for the weekend

Participants may also take advantage of a PGA-reduced room rate at the Hyatt House of only $109.00 plus tax per night (available for out-of town travelers or locals who prefer not to commute).

Register now to secure a spot at this outstanding retreat.

• For questions, or to cancel or change your reservation, email
 Cancellations MUST be received at least 48 hours prior to the event. No refunds can be given for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the event start date.