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This course explores the working relationship between the director, the actors and the script. The focus is on the director’s work in analyzing a script and communicating its meaning and action to actors and crew. Scene work is done with fellow student actors in the rehearsal process, improvisational work and problem-solving exercises as well. A review of the screen actor’s tools is included, along with scenes from films to demonstrate certain techniques. This course also emphasizes the visual realization of scripts. Through exercises, in class assignments and discussion, the course explores directorial choices in art drection, camera placement and editing. Students will receive a thorough understanding of what financiers, producers, agents, showrunners and lead actors expect of a director and how to develop strategies for a successful directing career.