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Complete Screenwriting: From A to Z to A-List

At a Glance

  • The most in-depth exploration of story: scenes and single lines of dialogue analyzed at the molecular level.
  • Gain a new appreciation for screenwriting craft. Raise your expectations and learn the skills to meet them.
  • Perfect the most lucrative skill in Hollywood. Not how to come up with high-concept ideas...but how to execute them!

Whether you are a beginning screenwriter or a seasoned professional, you will gain deep insight into how to elevate your craft with this exclusive 6-DVD box set of Jim Mercurio’s Complete Screenwriting: From A to Z to A-List.

"Not only does Jim Mercurio understand the underpinnings of conscious and unconscious filmmaking at the highest levels, but he also provides his students with the ability to access both at will. With Complete Screenwriting: From A to Z to A-List, Mercurio has created a fresh paradigm for 21st century storytelling that can take you and your script to its greatest potential."

- Michael Lent, Writer/Producer

With 20 years of experience in the film industry as a story analyst, master teacher, and filmmaker, Jim Mercurio is known by A-list and Oscar-nominated clients as someone who digs deeper into the craft of storytelling than anyone else. The 10+ hours of eye-opening content and 90+ minutes of original motion graphics will not only give you strategies for how to create high-concept ideas and solid stories, but it will also lay out dozens of tactics for how to write a script where the execution accurately delivers your script’s full potential.

Every good screenwriting teacher in Hollywood teaches story structure, but no one else teaches the craft at Jim Mercurio's level of detail. Let him show you how the smallest details of a scene can be chock full of meaning and how a single line of dialogue can become the most significant one in your entire script.

Not only will you learn the principles of theme, subtext, setting and character development, but at a deeper, "atomic" level, you will also discover how to introduce your main character in a more memorable way and write an explosive climax that fully externalizes your main character’s dilemma. 

While learning examples from dozens of critically acclaimed films in multiple genres, such as Dead Poets Society, The Dark Knight, Tangled, and Bicycle Thieves, you will begin to see your own scripts with fresh eyes.

Jim takes the most advanced screenwriting concepts – even seldom-taught topics as character orchestration and exploitation of concept – and translates them so you will experience the big "Aha" moments as well as acquire insight after insight. He will challenge you to dissect your story from multiple viewpoints and ultimately teach you how to weave all of the elements into a tight cohesive script with a single underlying theme. 

In the end, Jim Mercurio’s Complete Screenwriting: From A to Z to A-List set will not only help you see the big picture in your story as well as the myriad of pixels that make it up, but also inspire and motivate you to be the kind of screenwriter you’ve always wanted to be.

Testimonials:

"Not only does Jim Mercurio understand the underpinnings of conscious and unconscious filmmaking at the highest levels, but he also provides his students with the ability to access both at will. With Complete Screenwriting: From A to Z to A-List, Mercurio has created a fresh paradigm for 21st century storytelling that can take you and your script to its greatest potential." - Michael Lent, Writer/Producer

"Complete Screenwriting is more information-dense than anything ever recorded. It's so head-and-shoulders above what anyone else is teaching that It'll take a while for it to sink into most people's heads. That's actually my favorite thing about what you teach. It takes re-reading or re-watching a few times for such big concepts to integrate into your screenwriting consciousness. It's like learning algebra for the first time." - Devin M

"As a creative guy who thinks with both his left and right side of the brain, I really love how Jim breaks concepts down analytically without losing sight of the synergistic spark that elevates craft to art". - Mike Blum, Director/Producer/Writer, Co-Owner of Pipsqueak Films & Blumayan Films

“After watching Jim Mercurio’s DVD set “Complete Screenwriting from A to Z to A-List”, I couldn’t wait to get into rewriting my screenplay. His passion for storytelling is contagious and his ability to simplify advanced screenwriting concepts through the use of graphics and examples from produced screenplays is outstanding. I’m now confident that I’m armed with the insight to bring my writing to the professional level. Thank you, Jim!” - Mark R

"From the Complete Screenwriting DVD set, I gained more real-world knowledge about quality screenwriting than from any other source I have found. Jim used examples from more than 125 movies to succinctly make each point. Every writer, whether beginner or professional, will benefit from Jim's wisdom and insights. Simply stated: Wow!" - Gary S

Product Details

  • Date available: 04/10/2013
  • Publication date: 03/01/2013
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

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Meet the Author: Jim Mercurio

Jim Mercurio is a filmmaker, writer and teacher. The high-concept horror-thriller he directed, Last Girl, won best feature in the 2012 DOA Bloodbath Film Festival (as #12). The Washington Post called his Making Hard Scrambled Movies (production tutorials) “a must for would-be filmmakers.” His workshops and instructional DVDs have inspired more than ten thousand screenwriters. One of the country’s top story analysts, Jim works with Oscar-nominated and A-List writers. He is finishing up the first screenwriting book that focuses solely on scene writing, The Craft of Scene Writing, for Linden Publishing.

Jim also directed the first 40 videos of the ...

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