With this holiday bundle, you'll receive the 4.7 star-rated Webinar, Mastering Story Momentum: How to Jump Start Dramatic Tension & Pacing for FREE when you sign up for 3-5 pages of coverage of your screenplay from an industry reader with 5+ years of experience reading for studios, production companies, representation, major contests, and more!
A professional industry reader will read your full screenplay or teleplay and provide 3-5 pages of coverage notes. You will get constructive coverage on crucial script elements including strengths, weaknesses, budget range & commercial prospects of your script. Any screenplay or teleplay that receives two “Recommend” ratings across any of our industry reader services will have its logline (with your permission) submitted to a list of over 500 working industry executives Stage 32 works with.
What You Receive
- 3-5 pages of detailed feedback from our professional industry readers, focusing on the strengths, weaknesses, budget range, & commercial prospects of your script.
- Nutshell (X meets Y comparison)
- Pass/consider/recommend – Project
- Pass/consider/recommend – Writer
You Should Submit If
- You are workshopping a first draft.
- You are looking for guidance on your rewrite.
- You are wondering if your script is ready to be shown to executives.
Mastering Story Momentum
In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, Max Adams, a 20-year working screenwriter and acclaimed author who has worked with Columbia Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Tri-Star Pictures, will explain why linear plotting fails and will give you practical tools and techniques you can immediately apply to you writing. You will leave this webinar knowing how to fix story holes, correct pacing, create driving story engines and achieve rising story momentum to maintain a feature film script straight through to a riveting story climax!
What You'll Learn
- Story versus Plot. Every story has a distinct linear time line, but choosing how to successfully plot story events does not always mean following a linear time line.
- Connect the dots story plotting and scene sequencing and why these approaches fail.
- Scene linking parlor tricks that will betray story momentum.
- Scene linking techniques and practical pacing tools that successfully achieve story momentum and focus story plot.
- Using cause and effect for stronger scene sequencing, story focus, and pacing.
- Using plot obstacles with cause & effect scene mechanisms to achieve stronger pacing and a more focused story engine.
- The “South Park” Model.
- The “Good News, Bad News” Model.
- Boy on a Skateboard: A practical plotting study and example that illustrates story momentum and pacing using cause and effect scene sequencing and plot obstacles.
- How using cause and effect to create story momentum applies to three acts:
- Setting Up Story b. Launching Story c. Maintaining Story d. Climaxing Story
- Juno: Last thoughts: A practical example of cause & effect in action in the film Juno.