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Face-to-Face: The Two Masters

At a Glance

  • An intense, 10-hour, one-day Master Class on screenwriting and filmmaking
  • Syd Field & Dov Simens together for the first time

For the first time ever, the two most famous and sought-after gurus on screenwriting and filmmaking join forces for an amazing one-day event in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday, May 28th, 2011! Join legendary screenwriting guru Syd Field - the man CNN called "The guru of all screenwriters" and the Hollywood Reporter called "the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world" - and revolutionary film instructor Dov Simens - the man who the LA Times said "was such a joy to watch because he's so good at what he does," and Quentin Tarantino said, "I took Dov's 2-Day Film School and launched my career as a writer who controls his scripts." - for an intense, 10-hour, one-day Master Class on screenwriting and filmmaking.

Syd and Dov will take to the stage together in the morning, followed by an intense half-day session with Syd Field on the art and craft of screenwriting. After lunch, Dov Simens takes to the stage for a crash course on how to write, produce, direct, finance, market and distribute your own independent feature film.

Syd Field - 8:00am to 12:30pm

  • Designing The Story Idea
  • Setting Up Character and Story in Film
  • Nature of Dramatic Structure
  • Creating Characters - Part 1 & 2
  • DMaking Effective use of Back Story
  • Designing the Inciting Incident
  • Writing Effective Dialogue
  • Two Incidents: Inciting Incident/Key Incident
  • Setting up the Non-linear story
  • The Nature of Conflict
  • Putting it all together on page and screen

Dov Simens - 1:30pm to 6:00pm

  • Filmmaking from A to Z
  • Hiring talent; casting
  • What is low budget?
  • Purchasing hot scripts
  • Budgeting and Scheduling
  • Screenwriting from A to Z
  • How to direct your film
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • How to find and secure financing
  • The Festival Circuit
  • Finding a Distributor

When:

May 28, 2011 -  Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm

Where:

Pacific Cinematheque 
1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y6
Canada

Product Details

  • Date available: 05/11/2011
  • Publication date: 05/11/2011
  • Return policy: 30 days

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: Dov S-S Simens

 I never went to an expensive film school. I graduated from Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA, 1965, BA-Economics) and spent 3 years in the army (1st Lieutenant, Special Forces, '66 - '69). After Vietnam, I owned a successful bookstore in Carmel, California.

In 1980, I sold the store, took the cash and went to Hollywood with an idea and a dream. I chased the deal, called agents, met studio heads, pitched development execs, hustled bankable stars and foreign buyers. I optioned books, true life stories and wrote scripts. Finally, I put my money where my mouth is, wrote bank checks and made a 90-minute 35mm feature film that won festival ...

Meet the Author: Syd Field

Acclaimed as "the guru of all screenwriters" (CNN), Syd Field is regarded by many Hollywood professionals to be the leading authority in the art and craft of screenwriting in the world today. The Hollywood Reporter calls him "the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world."

His internationally acclaimed best-selling books Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and The Screenwriter's Problem Solver have established themselves as the "bibles" of the film industry. They are used in more than 395 colleges and universities and have been translated into 19 languages.

Field chaired the Academic Liaison Committee at T...