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Character is King

At a Glance

  • Turn OK characters into GREAT characters
  • Examine all the major character archetypes
  • Create dynamic, exciting characters that audiences will love and actors will be dying to play

COURE DETAILS

Having a great story is crucial but the key to selling your screenplay is character. You must have great characters. But this is where the majority of scripts fail – cardboard cut-out characters that move from scene to scene pushing the plot forward but leaving the audience cold. I will show you how to create dynamic, exciting characters that audiences will love and actors will be dying to play (the real secret to selling and getting your screenplay made!)

Analyze some of the great movie characters – focusing on key scenes that make us fall in love with a character.
Examine all the major character archetypes.
Breakdown your favorite characters.

What comes first story or the character?

Building a character – key elements to establishing a great character. Writing Tools – techniques for getting that character down on the page.

Character Arc – is it really necessary? Your Character's key flaw. Witnesses the Transformation. Character psychology – getting inside your character's head. Deepen your character.
Backstory – finding that key moment in your character's life that will reverberate throughout your story.

Supporting characters – critical to bringing out the best and worst in your main character. Complimentary and contradictory characters

Odd Couples – when is two better than one? Ensemble cast – what makes a group work?
Family or Friends or Team
Not Human – Monsters and machines

Build your character in class. We'll work together, step by step, to create a dynamic character that will put your script over the top!

LOCATION

The Writers Store
3510 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

Product Details

  • Date available: 03/11/2014
  • 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: Donald H. Hewitt

Donald H Hewitt has been an award winning screenwriter for over 12 years who's credit's include the Oscar-winning animated film, Spirited Away and Oscar-nominated Howl's Moving Castle. He has completed projects at Pixar, Miramax. Working Title, Disney, New Line, Fox Animation, and ABC Family.