What you will learn:

This fast, fun-packed class explores fresh perspectives on “leadership" and “teamwork” that can be applied to any business, social or collaborative environment. Special topics are illustrated via the screening of exciting moments in truly memorable films.

Topics include: “Teamwork aimed at achieving a greater good”/ "Thinking outside the box”/ “Standing on the shoulders of giants for fresh inspiration and innovation”/ “Assessing your competition”/ “Knowing when to adopt bold new strategies when old ones simply aren’t working”/ “Appreciating workers as unique individuals as you inspire greater motivation for collaborative success among members your team”/ “How to better manage situations that trigger stress and frustration” are all explored.

Movie clips include: THE KID by Charlie Chaplin, SWING TIME, I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG that crosscuts to TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN by Woody Allen, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY that crosscuts to AIRPLANE, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, WORKING GIRL, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, WE ARE MARSHALL, BOOKSMART, HOOSIERS and ROCKY.

About the instructor:


Marc Lapadula, playwright and screenwriter, is an award-winning film producer and university lecturer. As a senior lecturer at Yale University in the Film Studies Program, he has taught screenwriting seminars since 1992.

His stage plays, including StripHer, Not by Name, Two Shakes, Men Like Us, Last Order, The Rains Change, Serial Killer, Water Hole, and In Uniform Thanksgiving, have been produced in New York (off-Broadway), England, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Iowa. He produced Angel Passing, starring Hume Cronyn and Teresa Wright, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won, among several other awards, the grand prize at WorldFest Houston. He also co-produced the film Mentor, starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) that premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival.

In addition to Yale University, Marc taught screenwriting, playwriting and film analysis courses at Johns Hopkins and The University of Pennsylvania (where he created and ran both Universities’ screenwriting programs) as well as Columbia University's Graduate Film School. He has given many classic films lectures at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC as well as at other venues all around America as well as in Mexico, Canada and England. He has also been a consultant for film producers and studios, including New Line Films. He has been an expert script analyst in major Hollywood lawsuits.

Marc graduated cum laude with a BA in English from The University of Pennsylvania, studied Irish and English Drama at Oxford University, received his M.A. from Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing Workshop at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and earned an MFA in Theatre Arts/ Playwriting from the Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop.
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