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Powerhouse Character Creation - 2014 Screenwriters World Conference Session

At a Glance

  • A guide to creating characters that are memorable for the audience
  • Insight about cognition and how it relates to how we view films
  • Instruction on using your own experiences to come up with authentic and exciting characters

As a screenwriter, characterization can be the most difficult process to write. It’s also one of the most important elements of a story - the one that attracts actors, which in turn attracts money to produce your film. In this recorded session from the 2014 Screenwriters World Conference, two experienced writers will walk through the processes that have facilitated their ability to write memorable characters.

Learn what the “nugget” is and how to use it to your advantage in the character development process. The instructors will unveil research showing that the three-act structure parallels our own cognitive processes, which is why some movies are huge hits and others aren't. They’ll walk through character archetypes and how to peel away at your character’s change throughout your story in a way that welcomes your audience on their journey.

With this in-depth look at writing complicated, authentic characters, you’ll be ready to dive in to your story and use your own vast experiences to write an amazing screenplay.

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Meet the Author: Pen Densham

Pen Densham is a successful award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director, with an extensive track-record in film and television. He is responsible for writing and producing some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, along with some of its longest-running television series including The Outer Limits.

Starting with his first job in show business, riding atop a live alligator for a theatrical short film made by his parents, Pen decided to leave his English school system at age 15, and has since spent his lifetime in the business of entertainment, selling films and television series, as w...

Meet the Author: Ruth Atkinson

Ruth Atkinson is a Los Angeles-based script consultant and story editor with over 20 years of experience in the film/television business. Ruth has story edited and consulted on many films that have won awards and been distributed internationally including Jonas Chernick’s My Awkward Sexual Adventure, multi-award winning short film Lil Toyko Reporter with Chris Tashima, The Perfect Family starring Kathleen Turner celebrated indie The People I’ve Slept With, Genie-nominated Who Loves the Sun starring Molly Parker and Adam Scott, and the New Zealand hit Predicament with Jemaine Clement. Ruth is also a...

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