Stage 32: Breaking Down the Lingo of Screenwriting Development

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Allen James Roughton is the Stage 32 Happy Writers Coordinator, a screenwriter, reader and development researcher who has consulted on over 100 projects, scripts, books, comics and films and conducted research on life stories, exposés, professions and locations for major production companies. Full Bio »

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Ever heard an exec say something like: "I'm looking for a grounded, high-concept genre film"?

Join Stage 32's Allen Roughton and learn to decipher what execs are actually saying when they tell you what they're looking for!

 

As the Stage 32 Writing Services Coordinator, I spend most of my time talking to execs about the kind of material they want, specialize in, or think is the next big thing. And I have to admit that sometimes it feels like I need a translator. High-concept? Grounded? Smart? Supernatural... but not horror? A Ten-by-ten? What the heck are these people talking about? Luckily, I've googled my hear out, asked a ton of questions, immersed myself in the script development world, and learned their language so you don't have to! Now I'm here to put it all together in a FREE Webinar breaking down the lingo of Screenwriting Development!

Live Wednesday, May 2nd at 1pm PST, I'll become your translator and help you understand the world of development as I break down the lingo so you can make sure you're sending the right project to the right exec.

 

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What You'll Learn

Allen will breakdown the lingo of screenplay development including:

  • What execs actually mean when they say they're open to all genres and formats.
  • What execs broadly mean when they specify genres.
  • What formats are execs actually asking for.
  • What a genre feature or television series is.
  • What modifiers like high-concept, smart, commercial, etc. mean.
  • How execs imply budgets without explicitly stating them.

About Your Instructor

Allen James Roughton is the Stage 32 Happy Writers Coordinator, a screenwriter, reader and development researcher who has consulted on over 100 projects, scripts, books, comics and films and conducted research on life stories, exposés, professions and locations for major production companies.

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Reviews Average Rating: 5 out of 5

  • This Webinar was extremely informative!
  • Nice quick break down of the lingo of things you may hear and be asked about on a pitch or talking with some looking or interested in your material.
  • Very helpful information and well presented. Thanks Allan!

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