The Breakdown Webcast: The First 10 Pages

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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Breakdown Webcast: The First 10 Pages! The first 10 pages - or the opening sequence of the script - is so important and a good "First 10" will establish the tone and genre, introduce the main character, clarify the ​world of the story​ and the status quo, indicate the ​theme​, and above all set up the dramatic ​question. That is why we will be breaking down some of the most memorable scenes and sequences found with the first 10 pages of our favorite film and TV series. We will also explore 7 types of openings and how they can launch your narrative - without falling into the trap of being cliche or derivative. As part of the webcast, you can download the complete scripts we discuss by clicking here. Once you have wrapped up the webcast, make sure to head on over to the Private Writers' Room Lounge to discuss your favorite opening scenes from film and television. And let us know why!     Full Bio »

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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Breakdown Webcast: The First 10 Pages! The first 10 pages - or the opening sequence of the script - is so important and a good "First 10" will establish the tone and genre, introduce the main character, clarify the ​world of the story​ and the status quo, indicate the ​theme​, and above all set up the dramatic ​question.

That is why we will be breaking down some of the most memorable scenes and sequences found with the first 10 pages of our favorite film and TV series. We will also explore 7 types of openings and how they can launch your narrative - without falling into the trap of being cliche or derivative.

As part of the webcast, you can download the complete scripts we discuss by clicking here.

Once you have wrapped up the webcast, make sure to head on over to the Private Writers' Room Lounge to discuss your favorite opening scenes from film and television. And let us know why!

 

 

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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Breakdown Webcast: The First 10 Pages! The first 10 pages - or the opening sequence of the script - is so important and a good "First 10" will establish the tone and genre, introduce the main character, clarify the ​world of the story​ and the status quo, indicate the ​theme​, and above all set up the dramatic ​question.

That is why we will be breaking down some of the most memorable scenes and sequences found with the first 10 pages of our favorite film and TV series. We will also explore 7 types of openings and how they can launch your narrative - without falling into the trap of being cliche or derivative.

As part of the webcast, you can download the complete scripts we discuss by clicking here.

Once you have wrapped up the webcast, make sure to head on over to the Private Writers' Room Lounge to discuss your favorite opening scenes from film and television. And let us know why!

 

 

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Testimonials

"Thank you Jason--this webinar was PHENOMENAL--I never heard anyone break down first 10 like this--I loved the way you described each way it's done, then the clip, and then the screenplay. It gives us frameworks for watching the first 10 of movies, and options for ways to look at our own scripts. You are a genius instructor!" - Ricki L.

"Jason - you have raised the bar AGAIN with this breakdown. Thank you so much." - Stephen P.

"Ditto, Stephen" - Jenny R.

"Jason, thanks for breaking down the first 10 pages in a new way with so many great examples! So much food for thought as I examine and rethink the openings of my screenplays!" - Martha C.

 

 

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