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As we enter the final month of 2021, it seems appropriate that we breakdown the final of the three acts. The Third Act can make or break your story. During this webcast we will use clips and scripts from your favorites to uncover what makes a 3rd Act work. Full Bio »
As we enter the final month of 2021, it seems appropriate that we breakdown the final of the three acts. The Third Act can make or break your story. During this webcast we will use clips and scripts from your favorites to uncover what makes a 3rd Act work.
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Dark comedies intend to make light of events that would otherwise be considered too painful to discuss. The hope is that viewers will gain a cathartic experience, or simply laugh at some absurd situation. During this webcast, Jason Mirch discusses the 6 principles of how to make Dark Comedies work, while showing clips of some of the best dark comedies as examples.
We're back in the Writers Room this afternoon for a special The Breakdown Webcast: Writing Adaptations with Special Guest, Writers' Room Member Stephen Potts! Stephen Potts is a screenwriter specializing in adaptations with one feature film produced (a Philip Pullman adaptation), four others optioned. Also author of children's adventure fiction (seven books published) and writer for stage and radio.
Can you use long dialogue blocks effectively? Sure you can! We'll break down the rousing sales rally in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, the chilling call in TAKEN, the desperate video message in "Breaking Bad", and the moving speech from HIDDEN FIGURES.
Director of Script Services Jason Mirch dissects scenes from some of our favorite films and TV series including Bad Times at the El Royal, "Game of Thrones", The Sting, The Sixth Sense, and more! During this webcast, Jason discusses how screenwriters craft compelling plot twists and how you can use the principles in your own writing. We will also discuss practical tips and ideas on how you can create a twist that is worthy of a, "Whoa!" instead of a "huh?"
We will be discussing why conflict among your allies is essential! When we typically think of "Conflict" in story it is usually Protagonist vs. Antagonist. But in this Breakdown, using scripts and clips from our favorite films, we will explore conflict between allies and how it can help make your screenplay stronger.
We're back in the Writers Room this afternoon for The Breakdown with Eric Zimmerman. Eric Zimmerman was a Writer/Producer on Freeform's BABY DADDY for its entire 100 episode run. Eric got his start on IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA by doing the one thing you're never supposed to do - handing the creators a spec of their own series. Since then, he's spent the last fifteen years staffed on a wide variety of comedies - from adult animated shows like MONGO WRESTLING ALLIANCE (Adult Swim) and the critically-acclaimed DAN VS (The Hub). Last year, he finished his third and final season as a Co-EP on the multi-cam SYDNEY TO THE MAX (Disney). In addition to staffing, he's recently sold several kids and family projects to Disney and Netflix. He currently has a multi-cam project in development at Disney. When Eric's not busy writing, he enjoys spending time with his young daughter, playing basketball, and rewriting his bio.