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We're back in the Writers' Room this afternoon for the Write Now Challenge Webcast: Your Goals for the Remainder of 2021 For this challenge, using the Breakdown Webcast: Goal Setting Worksheet as your guide, write down three screenwriting goals you have for the remainder of 2021. Full Bio »
We're back in the Writers' Room this afternoon for the Write Now Challenge Webcast: Your Goals for the Remainder of 2021
For this challenge, using the Breakdown Webcast: Goal Setting Worksheet as your guide, write down three screenwriting goals you have for the remainder of 2021.
The Write Now Challenge
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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Write Now Challenge Webcast: "What's in the Box?" This challenge came from the mind of Writers' Room Member Louisa Kendrik Burton: "We are all given the same premise or a Logline. Everyone writes 3 pages. [Let's] see how different they all are even though they are based on the same premise!" This is a fantastic idea and brilliant in it's simplicity and originality. So, without further ado here is the logline as the prompt: "A down-on-their luck janitor receives a mysterious package on their front steps, with a note promising inside is the solution to all their problems, but it will come at a cost." During the webcast we heard from a number of members who took the logline is several different directions - all with original and compelling ideas.
For this challenge, you were asked to take one (1) scene from your existing script and do a "tone pass'" with help from the Breakdown Webcast: Tackling Tone. The entries should have been no more than 3-5 pages, and were read live for the group!
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!
The Stage 32 team brings you an exclusive special event you won't find anywhere else! Christopher Lockhart, who works with Denzel Washington, Michelle Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and more is known around town as the logline whisperer. He will be breaking down effective loglines and will be listening to logline pitches to critique and help yours get better! You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn from an industry heavyweight like Chris, exclusively in the Stage 32 Writers' Room!
Can you tell your whole story in just six sentences? This month, we're challenging you to use Pixar's dead-simple approach to outlining to breakdown your story or help you come up with something completely new!
In this challenge, members were asked to write a scene of conflict. Remember that "conflict" does not necessarily mean "a scene where two people fight"! It means a scene in which two characters with opposing points of view attempt to get what they want in the scene. So, what do they each want? What methods do they use in an attempt to get it? Seduction? Deceit? Force? Honesty? Are they successful in their attempts? The possibilities are endless!