MasterClass is expanding its film curriculum. After last month’s news that Werner Herzog will be teaching an online filmmaking course, it’s been announced that Aaron Sorkin will be doing similarly. The writer, producer and occasional actor is set to teach a screenwriting class for the online education platform, with the below trailer making it official. “It’s not just that dialogue sounds like music to me,” he says in the video, “it actually is music.”
Sorkin’s course will include more than 25 video lessons as well as a 30-page workbook and interactive assignments. (Presumably this includes an entire lecture devoted exclusively to the walk-and-talk.) “There’s a great tradition of writers from one generation giving a hand to the next group coming up — a tradition I got a lot of benefit from. I think new screenwriters will come away from the MasterClass with a new sense of confidence,” said Sorkin in a statement.
Sorkin first broke through with his Broadway play (and subsequent film adaptation of) “A Few Good Men” before creating “The West Wing.” He won an Oscar for writing “The Social Network” and was nominated again for “Moneyball”; more recently, he wrote “Steve Jobs.” His class, which is coming later this summer, can be signed up for now on the MasterClass website.