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We kicking off a brand new month this week with the Breakdown Webcast: Writing Compelling Characters!
In this webcast, we talk about how to create compelling characters, how to infuse those characters with a specific point of view and a sense of purpose, and how these traits then affect how the character speaks, acts, and even thinks.
"Thanks for another great session, Jason!" - Martha C.
"This is great. Great Session!" - Andriana R.
"This has been really good to start the creative juices flowing, Jason. I love how you were connecting the writer's personal psychological journey to our character's arcs..." - Sarah B.
"Thanks Jason for the education with your passion." - Debbie
"Thank you, Jason. This was awesome." - Chaun L.
"Thanks, Jason. Great info on character and great clips." - Jill H.
Whether musical biopics like Rocketman, historical dramas like Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile or The Irishman from Netflix, or films loosely based on historic events like 1917 or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood... audiences are fascinated by true stories. During this super-sized 90-minute webcast, we explore films and series including Chernobyl, The Social Network, Munich, Molly's Game, Charlie Wilson's War, and more to find out what makes a good script based on true events or real people work.
We will examine ways in which screenwriters tackle one of the most complex and difficult concepts in narrative storytelling, looking at projects like Edge of Tomorrow to discuss rules that are created, bent, and broken by writers.
Writing action isn't easy! It takes nuance and skill. We’ll break down the action on the page for the heavy-hitting JOHN WICK, the action-comedy THE NICE GUYS, and the slow-building action of HELL OR HIGH WATER.
Writers can't rely on jump-scares and creepy music, so how do screenwriters create tension on the page? We'll take a look at needling suspense of THE BABADOOK, the tension just below the surface in GET OUT, the apocalyptic horror of “The Walking Dead”, and the creeps and chills of IT.
We're back in the Writers Room this afternoon for a special Breakdown Webcast: "Well This is Awkward..."! We all know those incredibly cringeworthy scenes in film and television when moments between characters get very awkward. Whether played for Comedy or Drama, we will examine moments in film & TV when characters just can't seem to get out the right words.