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From Idea to Story to Screenplay

At a Glance

  • This webinar will guide you through the evolutionary path of: original idea…to story…to the first draft of your screenplay!
  • Learn a reliable process for writing the first draft of your screenplay and for identifying problem areas when rewriting your first draft
  • Screenwriters at all stages of development will benefit from taking this course

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Perhaps the most crucial part of the screenwriting process is the work you do before you begin to write.

This webinar will walk you through the steps you need to take in order to turn your idea into a story suitable for the screen and, eventually, into the first draft of a screenplay.

The step-by-step process represents screenwriter Drew Yanno’s method (developed over eleven years teaching screenwriting in the Film Department at Boston College) where many of his former students have gone on to careers as screenwriters, TV writers, and creative execs.

If you have trouble outlining or planning your story, this webinar is for you. If you have already written a first draft and are struggling with your rewrite, this webinar will help you uncover the problems within that draft.

Indeed, this webinar will help any screenwriter hoping to write a commercially viable screenplay—regardless of experience and training.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Where to find ideas for a film
  • How to frame an idea for film (as opposed to a novel or play)
  • The difference between an "idea" and a "story"
  • The elements you need to know before you begin to write
  • The nature of those elements and why they are so essential to writing a commercial Hollywood film
  • How to proceed from "story" to screenplay
  • The natural 12-15 page segments you will write to connect those elements—turning your story into a screenplay people will want to read
  • If you have already written a draft and are having problems with your rewrite, discover how to identify those areas where you may need to "fix" your story

WHO SHOULD LISTEN?

  • Any writer wishing to write a commercially viable Hollywood screenplay
  • Any writer wishing to write their first script
  • Any writer who has an idea for a film but lacks the confidence or guidance to write the script
  • Writers with a finished draft who are struggling with the rewrite

The Writers Store does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.

Product Details

  • Date available: 05/03/2013
  • Publication date: 05/03/2013
  • 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: Drew Yanno

Drew Yanno has been writing for film since 1993 and has been a member of the Writers Guild of America since 1995. Drew founded the screenwriting program in the Film Studies department at Boston College where he taught for eleven years. He is the author of The Third Act: Writing a Great Ending To Your Screenplay. His second book Idea to Story to Screenplay: a Workbook ForWriting the First Draft of Your Screenplay is now available as a Kindle e-book on Amazon. Drew’s first novel In the Matter of Michael Vogel was released in March 2013. In addition to writing and teaching, Drew works as a script consultant and has served as an advisor to actor and produ...

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