Writing the Film Musical

The Film Musical

Writing the Film Musical pairs Berklee songwriters, composers, and lyricists with Emerson screenwriters to create original screenplays with songs. The course culminates in the final class, when the student teams showcase their work in a live performance. This video shows students performing their first acts. 

(Audio from the original musical production Near Death: script and lyrics by Emerson students Charlie Makary and Danielle Lynch, music by Berklee student Danny Forde. Photos by Charlie Makary and Samantha Gordon.)

Carole McFall

December 12, 2012

A collaborative course, Writing the Film Musical is taught by Visual & Media Arts Professor Diane Lake and Berklee College of Music Professor Michael Wartofsky. Listen to Lake talk about launching the course last year with support from the ProArts Consortium: