Screenwriting Rules . . . You Can Break!
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Who says you have to write by the book? A little creative rebellion can go a long way toward making your script stand out.
Sure, it’s confusing when there are so many “do’s” and “don’ts” out there. But, this seminar will help you make sense of it all. We’ll focus on what’s common sense, vs. rigid rule making and play with new ways to look at your character and story.
As a former studio reader and a respected script consultant, screenwriting instructor Pilar Alessandra has literally read thousands of scripts. Many of those scripts dutifully followed age-old screenwriting rules and were “just fine.” But the ones that stood out; the scripts that got real attention? Those were the scripts that dared to do something different!
Take this seminar to learn how to stretch and push the envelope, while still staying on course with your story and idea.
WHAT YOU'll LEARN:
- The best rules to break and how to break them
- Screenwriting myths vs. fact
- What the rules seem to say vs. what they actually mean
- How to rebel without upsetting the reader
- How structure can be the remedy, vs. the rule
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
- Writers of all levels
- Anyone who’s read a bunch of screenwriting books and still has no idea what to do
- Writers who’ve recently been told, “you can’t do that because …”
- Writers who’ve recently heard, “that isn’t commercial because …”
The Writers Store does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.
- Date available: 05/25/2012
- Publication date: 05/25/2012
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Meet the Author: Pilar Alessandra
Pilar Alessandra is the director of the popular writing program "On The Page." A sought after teacher and lecturer, she's traveled the world teaching screenwriting and is in high demand at major writing conferences and film festivals. As a consultant, she's helped thousands of writers create, refine and sell their screenplays. Her students and clients have sold to Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers and Sony and have won prestigious competitions such as the Austin Film Festival, Open Door Competition, Fade-In Competition and Nicholl Fellowship.
Pilar jump-started her career in film as a script reader for Amblin Entertainment. With the formatio...