The Breakdown Webcast: Writing True Stories

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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.

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"This was a great session Jason! Def one to come back to. Thanks for breaking this down as you did." - Imo C.

"This is uncharted territory for me, glad to dig deeper today! Thanks for this, Jason!" - Kay R.

 "Awesome webinar. Thank you!" - Phil P.

"Really good stuff tonight, Jason." - Stephen P. 

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