Story Concepts That Sell
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
The single most important choice you make when writing a spec script is the story concept. If you have a strong one, you have a shot at a sale. If not, you have zero chance. That’s why you must acquire the skills, habits, and mindset to generate story concepts – and lots of them – understand how to develop them, and assess their commercial viability.
Scott Myers broke into the business as a screenwriter by selling the high-concept spec script K-9 in a bidding war. He has written projects for every major Hollywood movie studio and broadcast TV network, trafficking constantly in the world of story concepts. In this webinar, Scott will share insights into this highly specialized aspect of the creative process, one he has practiced and developed over 25 years in the business.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- A take on ‘high concept’ that actually helps your creative process
- The singular importance of a ‘story conceit’
- How to think in terms of genres, cross genres, and sub-genres
- Hollywood’s golden rule of ‘similar, but different’
- Keys to brainstorming story concepts
- Why recycling is more than just an eco-friendly lifestyle
- Gender-bending and genre-bending
- A commonsense approach on how to write loglines
- The two most powerful words in the story concept process
- Why you need to take into account the international market
- Many more tips on coming up with story concepts that can sell
WHO SHOULD LISTEN
- Writers who want to write commercial movies
- Writers who want to land representation with a manager and/or agent
- Writers who need to understand the mindset of a Hollywood buyer
- Writers who have never grasped how important story concepts are
- Writers who struggle with writing loglines
- Writers who want to learn how to approach the craft like a professional
- Writers whose dream is to sell an original spec script
- Writers who want to maximize their chances at breaking into Hollywood
- Writers who are serious about succeeding as a screenwriter
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- Date available: 02/27/2013
- Publication date: 02/27/2013
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Meet the Author: Scott Myers
A longtime member of the Writers’ Guild of America, west, Scott Myers has written nearly 30 projects in Hollywood. His writing credits include the movies K-9, Alaska, and Trojan War. He began teaching screenwriting in his spare time in 2002 and received the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005. Scott is co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class, a unique online resource for writers.
Perhaps the thing for which he is best known is Go Into The Story, the official screenwriting blog of the Black List. Since its inception in 2008, Scott has written over 11,000 posts and the site has had over 6 million unique visits. B...
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Without a high concept that your audience instantly relates to, your script is headed for failure. In this value pack, you'll find eight must-have digital resources allowing you instant access to all the tools you need to master the process of writing a high concept screenplay that sells. Gain a better understanding of how to develop a story concept and quickly assess its commercial viability. With advice and guidance from seasoned screenwriters, you'll develop a process for coming up with a high concept and making sure it includes the essential elements that grab the attention of producers, manager and agents.
Write Multi-Million Dollar Movies that Studios Can't Resist
In this bundle, you'll find clear instruction on writing a high concept screenplay that studios execs see the potential in at first glance. With examples of loglines that have actually sold, you'll be prepared to not only come up with your high concept, but present it effectively in the first few pages of your script. You'll revisit these must-have tools time and time again to come up with concepts that spark your creativity and make studio execs take notice. From the initial spark of an idea to completing a sellable sript, this value pack includes advice and guidance to help you launch your career.