Face-to-Face: The Two Masters
At a Glance
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
May 28, 2011 - Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm
1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y6
- Date available: 05/11/2011
- Publication date: 05/11/2011
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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.
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...