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Using the Breakdown Webcast: Breaking Down the 3rd Act (in the Vault here) as your guide, identify and pull out the B-stories and/or major subplots from your Feature script and put them in a separate document as a beat sheet. Full Bio »
Using the Breakdown Webcast: Breaking Down the 3rd Act (in the Vault here) as your guide, identify and pull out the B-stories and/or major subplots from your Feature script and put them in a separate document as a beat sheet.
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"JASON, you are THE REASON for all of this! I am SO grateful for you and for everything you are to us!" -Monica M.
Using the principles learned in the Breakdown Webcast: Breaking the 4th Wall, this month members were challenged to write a short scene in which the character(s) break the fourth wall to drive the plot forward, reveal character and deliver exposition. As part of the webcast, Jason turns the microphone over to the writers to read their projects aloud for the other members in the group.
This week Host & Director of Script Services Jason Mirch reads and critiques Write Now submissions written by Writers' Room members. Jason offers insights on how the writers executed the inciting incidents in their projects.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Write Now Challenge: Your Cover Letter with Special Guest Host Literary Manager Audrey Knox of The Cartel! Last year, Audrey signed a writer she met through a Stage 32 Script Service consultation. The writer's Feature project - CRUSHED - was produced by The Cartel and will premiere on Tubi.
In this challenge, members were asked to write one side of a phone conversation. The challenge is to give us the full idea of the story, the conflict, the relationship between the characters, and the ultimate resolution. The key to this exercise is to make the stakes high! Can the writer phrase their character’s dialogue so that the phone call still makes sense - and give us the exposition we need? During this webcast we received a number of fantastic entries that spanned genres, including Rom Com, Thriller, Drama, and Comedy, and more!
One of the common complaints with scripts is on-the-nose writing. This month, we're challenging you to convey a series of emotions without using the actual words (or synonyms - no cheating!).
This month you were challenged to write a scene in 3-5 pages that tells a story with no dialogue. The idea is to use character intention, action, obstacles and the scene setting to tell a story.