Creating Worlds & Rules - Game of Thrones, Wind River, Peaky Blinders & Matrix

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Allen James Roughton is the Stage 32 Script Services Coordinator, a screenwriter, reader and development researcher who has consulted on over 100 projects, scripts, books, comics and films and conducted research on life stories, exposés, professions and locations for development at major production companies. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

There's a fine line between introducing a writer to a new world or ruleset and spouting exposition. We’ll break down how writers created the fantasy world of “Game of Thrones”, the frigid winter of WIND RIVER, the digital dystopia of THE MATRIX, and the 1919 England of "Peaky Blinders".

 

What You'll Learn

You can find the scripts reviewed in this webcast below:
 
THE MATRIX (via Daily Script)
"Game of Thrones" (via Script Reader Pro)
WIND RIVER (via The Script Savant)

About Your Instructor

Allen James Roughton is the Stage 32 Script Services Coordinator, a screenwriter, reader and development researcher who has consulted on over 100 projects, scripts, books, comics and films and conducted research on life stories, exposés, professions and locations for development at major production companies.

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