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Welcome to the final Writers' Room webcast of 2019! The last broadcast of the year was the Write Now Challenge: Plot Twists! This month you were challenged to write a scene in 3-5 pages that tells a story with a major plot twist. This is no easy feat and perhaps the most difficult challenge we have faced to date!
There is also a special question and answer session during the broadcast, where members asked me anything about the industry, the craft, the business, your screenwriting career or any other burning questions you may have!
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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!
For this challenge, using the Breakdown Webcast: Why Can't We Be Friends as your guide, craft a 1-3 page scene of conflict amongst allies.
Write out your Top 3 2022 goals. Then choose one goal that you would like to start with. Break that goal into smaller action steps, finally settling on your first step toward that goal.
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.
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!
While the scene will be heavy with exposition, disguise the exposition in dialogue and conflict as much as possible. How does the character make the complex simple? What props does the person use? How does the character who receives the info react?