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Beyond Structure Seminar

At a Glance

  • In-person screenwriting course
  • Offers 200 writing techniques for creating riveting plots and characters
  • Goes beyond theory to show you the secrets behind great scripts

When you sit down to write a saleable script, screenwriting theory will only take you so far. You need a solid system used by many of today’s successful writers to reach your creative goals.

That's why Beyond Structure skips the theory and instead offers 200 specific and amply illustrated writing techniques that break down the complex art of screenwriting into easily understood pieces. In this fun, stimulating, and fast-moving 2-day screenwriting class, you’ll learn how to create riveting plots, unique characters, unforgettable scenes, and dialogue that has the sound and rhythms of natural speech.

Instructor David Freeman starts the class with a bang by demonstrating 28 ways to add emotional depth to a scene. He continues to illuminate the secrets used by the pros, showing you how to:

  • Craft unique, psychologically complex characters
  • Employ character growth for your hero
  • Make lead characters likable without making them bland
  • Create characters who aren't copies of those in movies or books
  • Show character development in stages
  • Give each character a distinctive "voice"
  • Capture a character's dimensionality in dialogue
  • Inject depth or 'subtext' into dialogue

Brought vividly to life through film clips, script samples, and David's passion, the techniques you’ll learn in Beyond Structure will get you writing on a level of artistic mastery and confidence that previously seemed impossible to attain.

Beyond Structure is the choice of entertainment professionals around the world. Enroll today to start your journey toward a blockbuster script.

100% Money-Back Guarantee

By 4:00pm of the first day of Beyond Structure, your writing or development skills will dramatically improve in your own estimation - or you get all your money back. David has no other wish than that these techniques help you enhance and communicate your own unique creative vision. You must notify David of your wish for a refund before 4:00pm on the first day.

Flying in? Save $100

Deduct $100 if you're flying in, which brings your total to $300. You must email or fax your plane ticket to The Writers Store prior to the event.  Use promotional code LAFLYIN14 during checkout.

Los Angeles Time and Location:
Date: June 14th & 15th, 2014
Time: 9:30am-7:30pm
Location: The beautiful Conference Center adjoined to the Jewish American University 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Product Details

  • Date available: 05/02/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: David Freeman

David Freeman is a screenwriter, and teaches screenwriting and script development internationally.

A long-standing member of the Writers Guild of America, he has sold and optioned scripts and ideas to Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, MGM, and other major film and television companies. He works half time for News Corp (which owns 20th Century Fox and television networks around the world), developing television dramas.

He has taught screenwriting and script development not just to writers around the world, but at Pixar, Disney, to many executives of the BBC, at various film studios in China, and to many other film and...