SCRIPT SECRETS SEMINAR *
Who Should Attend?
* Formerly Naked Screenwriting
The Script Secrets Seminar is designed so that both beginners and professionals will come away with techniques they can use to improve their scripts.
BEGINNING SCREEWNRITERS - Writing your first script? You'll learn everything you need to know in 2 days. Step-by-step from developing your idea to structure and format and margins with examples from actual scripts.
INTERMEDIATE SCREENWRITERS - Been writing for a while and want to start *selling*? Techniques to fine tune your script from good to great. How to make your personal stories commercial. Developing your unique voice.
PRO SCREENWRITERS - Already a pro? Script Secrets contains hundreds of techniques you may not be familiar with. New ideas on how to find ideas. Methods for improving dialogue and create complex characters. Alternate structures.
PRODUCERS - A great film begins with a great script. Learn the nuts & bolts of developing a great story. Techniques for creatibg a commercial script with critical appeal. Techniques to help your writers create great screenplays.
DIRECTORS - Do you speak writer? Learn how to get the most from a rewrite. Why theme is the element that connects all things in a script, from actions to dialogue to story to character. The most important elements of story.
DEVELOPMEMT EXECUTIVES - Finding scripts or developing them? Dozen of techniques that will help you turn a good idea into a great script. Communicating solutions. Why you should skim the dialogue and concentrate on the actions.
INDIE PRODUCERS - Doing a non-studio film? How to get the most bang for your buck. A great script and a crappy script cost the same to film - how to make sure you have a great script. Improving the script. Drama - no cost production value.
FILMMAKERS - Writing your own film? Whether you're shooting on film or digital, it starts with a great script. Get your ideas on paper so that you can get them on screen. Techniques to make a good story great.
NOVELISTS & PLAYWRIGHTS - Screenwriting is distilled writing - structured writing. Using 2,400 year old dramatic techniques to improve your novel or playwrighting skills. Core conflicts. Creating characters and story.
ACTORS - Want to write your own starring role? This class will show you how! We'll take you step-by-step from creating a great character to creating the story that showcases that great character. Matt and Ben did it - you can, too!
Not recommended for pets or infants.
What Should You Bring?
A pen to write with. We will provide a workbook and course synopsis that can be used for notes (on the backs of pages).
Can you tape record the class? Sure.
Can you video tape it and sell it on e-bay? No.
Script Secrets is designed so that both beginners and professionals will come away with techniques they can use to improve their scripts.
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SCRIPT SECRETS SEMINAR - This course strips away all of the silly theories to focus on the bare essentials of screenwriting: improving your story, structure, dialogue, description, visuals and characters. A screenplay should be as exciting to read as the movie will be to view, and that requires writing designed to involve the reader and audience. Using proven techniques Martell will guide you from idea to screenplay to polish to selling the script.
Thank you very much for your inspiring and enthusing work last weekend. I feel I've got a whole new arsenal of words and tricks.
- M. Ezra
Great seminar, Bill! I learned a lot, and will probably attend again in April.
- A. Strocks
Thank you for the terrific "Script Secrets" seminar last weekend! You really have me thinking about my writing in new ways. It couldn't have come at a better time as I have just completed a draft of my current project. Right now, I am reviewing it for the elements that you've discussed and I'm looking forward to making it even better. Thanks, again!
- A. Stewart
I would like to thank you for the class this weekend. I got a lot of very good information that I will use in my writing.
- C. Mora
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