Stage 32 Next Level Webinars
How to Work the Film and TV Markets: What is a Market? [5-Star Average Review; 3:08 Preview]
PowerNetworking For Screenwriters [5-Star Average Review; 1:02 Preview]
PowerNetworking for Film and Television Producers [4.5-Star Average Review; 1:02 Preview]
PowerNetworking for Actors [4.5-Star Average Review; 1:00 Preview]
not exactly what you hoped for. Get insight from writer/director/producer Heather Hale on what it takes to get your screenplay noticed by readers. Discover what it takes to make your screenplay truly stand out. Also, this tutorial offers background information about the process of movie production so that you can see what common mistakes really turn off potential buyers.
This 60-minute screenwriting tutorial will show you:
- The relationships between art, craft and trade in the screenwriting business
- Details about the process of what happens to your script after it is sold
- How to make the reading experience of your script emulate what the finished product would look like
- Some tools to see your script as a reader might
- How to seek out valuable feedback on your writing
- What to do with feedback you disagree with
- “Speed bumps” that disrupt the experience of your script
Writers—if they’re paying attention—come across a dozen potential story ideas every day, from snippets of overheard conversation, or an unusual headline, or a single image or gesture glimpsed out of the corner of the eye that starts the mind wandering. The real question is: How do we recognize those ideas that have the potential to be something more than a pleasant momentary distraction…that contain enough intrinsic intrigue, possibility, and tension to build a full story and even a full world around them, and which offer the writer ways of finding new dimensions of story and character throughout a long writing process? This course will examine all of the above, from paying attention to—and seeking out—those initial sparks of inspiration which might launch a screenplay to finding ways not just of sustaining the story but building its potential, forward momentum, and meaning. In online lectures, supplemental readings, video clips, and written assignments and exercises, we’ll consider how a seemingly simple idea builds from abstract premise to a full plot, how considering genre tropes and types help build the world and the structure of the story, the degree to which the writer ought to push back against these expectations, how combining genres adds depth to character and plot – and more.
“I wasn’t sure if I should take Heather Hale’s class because I considered myself a seasoned vet of multiple genres over ten years on the way to success but after taking her class, for the first time, I am sure that as a writer, I am going to finish exactly where I want to. Well worth the time and money. Thanks, Heather!”
“After going through this class, I am feeling in my bones how a script is structured. Like most writers, I love ideas and characters and plot. I took this class because I knew I was throwing all those things together in a way that wasn’t making sense as a script. The process was a revelation and I’m confident that I can create marketable spec scripts. Heather is a very positive instructor, catches where the story is headed off base, and is always ready to help. I think I will repeat the class just to go through the process on a different length, different genre script.”
In this popular, advanced, 90-minute masters session, produced screenwriter Heather Hale uses humor, candor and in-the-trenches compassion to distill the journey of getting a script off your hard drive, into the hands of script readers and up onto the big (or little) screen. If you already know how to write a script, typing “Fade Out” is only the half the battle. Heather uses classic screenplay format to give you the tools and techniques you need to maneuver the harsh landscape of Hollywood. How will you know when your script is ready? Which screenwriting contests can really help your career? Why are there 4,400 production companies but only 15 real buyers? How do you find and cultivate champions of you and your work? How can you a career in screenwriting if you don’t live in LA? Heather’s DVD answers these questions and more. This is an exceptional value. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the finest in teaching screenwriting today.