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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 direction, 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.