How to Write Based on a True Story
We also offer a live, instructor-led online course.
To find the best ‘story’ within a ‘true story,’ we need to start with a clear understanding of what makes for a viable screenplay idea. There are MANY stories within every true story, and the thrill and challenge of writing based on a true story is to select the one that will make the most compelling screenplay.
In this workshop, you will learn how to USE ‘history’ to make ‘story.’ Audiences and industry professionals view the “reality”behind the story as an element of intrigue, or selling point, but the screenwriter’s skills need to be up to snuff. In this workshop, you will go through the step by step process of building your screenplay from the foundation of a true story.
In this course you will learn:
- Step by step how to adapt a true story into a hit screenplay
- Why true story adaptations make hot sellers
- The creative process of taking a true story to the screen
- Write log lines that will get executives to read your script
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