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Credible Dialogue

“Rob Tobin provided invaluable advice, support and encouragement in the writing of a screenplay which led directly to a staff writing position in television. I could not have done it without him.
—Jonathan R. Hiatt, writer-producer (City of Angels, Philly)

In this DVD, Expo STAR speaker Rob Tobin speaks to you about how your characters should speak. Dialogue is how we remember the best movies, and it’s how you make your script something special, something agents, producers, execs, and actors will be dying to read.

In this DVD Rob shows you how to use dialogue to: impart information, set a mood or tone, instigate action, move the story forward, reveal character, create conflict, and entertain. He also discusses the most common pitfalls of dialogue: overt exposition, author intrusion, inconsistent syntax, anachronisms, geographical inconsistencies, and cultural inconsistencies.

 Learn how to avoid dialogue that’s inconsistent with:

  • The character of the speaker.
  • The circumstances under which the dialogue takes place.
  • The character of the listeners.


Part of the Screenwriting Expo DVD Series, this 2-hour masters course is an exceptional value. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the finest faculty teaching screenwriting today.

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Meet the Author: Rob Tobin

ROB TOBIN is a former development exec and VP of the country’s largest screenwriting school, script consultant, writing coach, and award-winning who read more than 5,000 screenplays before writing How to Write High-Structure, High-Concept Screenplays. He now shares that experience at film festivals and writing conferences around the country and applies those principles to his own award-winning screenplays and to the work of his clients, helping them write structurally foolproof, fast-moving scripts. He was a STAR Speaker of Screenwriting Expo 2 and Screenwriting Expo 3.

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