Please see Application Procedure for details.

Story Mastery with Michael Hauge

Tutors: Michael Hauge

Date: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Duration: 2 x half days (14 - 15 September, 4pm – 8pm each day)

Venue: Online

Cost: €100

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland and Screen Skillnet are delighted to bring renowned script consultant and story expert Michael Hauge to Irish writers and creators.

According to Will Smith, “No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.”

Michael will present his unique approach to creating compelling stories for film and fiction. Drawing on his decades as a Hollywood script consultant, author, and lecturer, he will show the most powerful methods for eliciting emotion in your readers and audiences through story concept, plot structure, character development and theme.

You will learn:

  • The primary goal of all story
  • Turning plot structure from a complicated concept into a simple, powerful tool you can easily apply to every story
  • The power of desire, need, longing and destiny
  • The essential conflict all characters must face
  • Novel structure vs. movie structure
  • The single key to creating character arc and theme
  • The secret to creating unique, believable and fulfilling love stories
  • The most effective process for adapting novels into film
  • The single biggest mistake writers make while pitching their work

Each workshop will be comprised of a 3 hour seminar that will include time for Q&A.

Participant Profile:

Participants must have industry track record with at least one paid professional producing/writing/development credit (which can be in television, film, theatre, radio etc.)

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability. All necessary accommodations will be made to ensure equality of access.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online through the Screen Skills Ireland website by 10am on Monday 19th July 2021.

Queries about the website should be sent to elizabeth.fraser@screenskillsireland.ie.

Other queries to barbara.deignan@screenskillnet.ie or grainne.bennett@screenskillsireland.ie.

Please see Application Procedure for details.