The aim of the workshop is to equip producers, development executives and story editors with a set of flexible storytelling tools that help develop each project as effectively as possible. It details how filmmakers can identify the story-type of their projects as early as possible and adjust the development process accordingly, making it easier, faster and leading to stronger screenplays.
The workshop puts a strong emphasis on each project reaching the widest possible audience, both at home and abroad, without compromising the filmmakers’ creative integrity.
The Story-Type Method®: A New Framework for Developing Screenplays.
What’s Wrong With the Three-Act Structure? Five Key Points About Story Structure.
Developing A Plot-led Story (Part I): Behind the Scenes (Managing Conflict & Managing Information, Dramatic Irony, Mystery, Surprise, Suspense).
“What’s at stake?” and Four Other Essential Questions About Managing Conflict.
Developing A Plot-led Story (Part II): Planting & Pay-off, Visual Storytelling, Sequence the Action, Craft the Draft.
Developing a Character-led Story.
Developing a Theme-led Story.
Developing Something Else: Hybrids and Exceptions
The Story-Type Method®: Bringing it All Together
Selling Documents vs Story Design Tools
The Rewrite Stuff: 12 Ways to a Stronger Screenplay
This course is open to producers, development executives and story editors who wish to hone their development skillset.
Please note places on this course are limited.