How to Break All the Screenwriting Rules and Still Win
Please note: Each registration comes with access to the recorded version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
During this 90-minute webinar we will examine the accepted “laws” of screenwriting, including story structure, set down by pundits like Syd Fields, Blake Snyder and others. The rules are there for a reason, so it is important to understand them. However, contemporary screenplays are shaking things up—and finding recognition for their innovations.
In this presentation, we will discover how up-and-coming screenwriters purposefully ignore those laws to their advantage, gaining success and acclaim in the process.
The webinar will be taught by Glenn M. Benest, award winning screenwriter and one of Los Angeles’ most popular instructors of screenwriting workshops.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- A close study of non-traditional screenplays – how they split with the main stream, contributing to their success
- Specific acceptable rules that lead to formulaic screenplays and low rates of success
- How flashbacks and other “out-dated” techniques are making a big come-back
- The advantages of having an unsympathetic protagonist
- How you can toss 3 Act Structure on its ear and still have a tightly constructed story
- Why downbeat endings can end up winning the day
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Either beginning or advanced writers who are seeking a fresh approach to their craft
- Screenwriters who want to learn the rules of screenwriting, so they can be effectively replaced
- Writers who are attracted to a fresh approach to screenwriting
- Screenwriters who want to break with tradition because their stories require it
- Writers who want to learn more about acclaimed screenplays that defied conventional thinking
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
All you need is a computer or iOS device, and an internet connection. You’ll be able to view the presentation and listen to the audio over computer speakers; however, you’ll enjoy much better audio quality if you use a telephone. See below for complete system requirements.
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BONUS: With purchase of this webinar, you will receive $79.99 off of a yearly subscription to the Screenwriting Tutorials website, which has specialized tutorials from experts that explore screenwriting topics covered nowhere else on the web!
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Meet the Author: Glenn M. Benest
Glenn M. Benest is an award-winning writing producer with seven produced screenplays, including two that were directed by Wes Craven. His independent film, HUNGRY HEARTS, was nominated for numerous awards at film festivals throughout the country and is being distributed internationally by Shoreline Entertainment. Mr. Benest is a celebrated lecturer and instructor and his professional screenwriting workshops have launched six feature films, including SCREAM and EVENT HORIZON.