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Writing the Historical Script That Sells

Some of the best and most successful movies of all time were based on or inspired by true events. This collection has the resources you need for approaching themes, plots, and characters from a historical perspective. Not only will you learn techniques for conducting your research, you will create authentic and emotional characters to grab your audiences’ attention. Capture the essence of any historical period and create a compelling story your audiences will fall in love with.

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The Historical Screenplay: Capturing the Reality of History - OnDemand Edition

$79.99 if bought separately

ABOUT THE WEBINAR Historical fiction is a popular genre in Hollywood. Since readers need to be engaged immediately, especially agents and executives, it is imperative your historical period and writing grab their attention from the first page. This presentation covers the keys to embedding history in order to make the time period come ALIVE. You will learn how to approach themes, plots, and characters from a historical perspective, a...


Finding the “Story” in True Stories - OnDemand Edition

$79.00 if bought separately

ABOUT THE WEBINAR Some of the best and most successful movies of all time were based on or inspired by true events. Not only have these events captured an audience’s emotions but they have also become more than history—they’ve become a great story. What are the key elements a movie must have to capture an audience, and how does a writer apply their craft to such material, while respecting and sticking to “the truth”? Beginning his career as...


History in Action: Writing The Period Piece Script - OnDemand

$79.99 if bought separately

ABOUT THE WEBINAR Period pieces are the bread and butter of the movie and television industry. Whether the time period is Prehistoric, Victorian or World War II era, stories of historic people and events continue to captivate audience’s imagination. But to write the successful period script, a screenwriter has to devote serious time to research in order to accurately portray the characters, events and details that will make an audience truly...


Description and Setting - eBook Edition (PDF)

$16.99 if bought separately

For a story to be successful, it must come alive on the page. With Description & Setting, you will learn how to make every detail count as you create believable people, places and events. This valuable reference: Shows you how to master the challenging - and often overlooked - subjects of description and setting Offers hands-on action-and-results excercises that allow you to incorporate lessons into your own work Provides busy wri...


History .....The New 'IT' Genre - OnDemand Edition

$79.00 if bought separately

ABOUT THE WEBINAR In Hollywood it has been suggested it is best to write first the narrative then the screenplay, whether it is a short story or a novel. This method usually results in the most creative and detailed screenplay. It is imperative that your history and writing grab your readers’ attention. This webinar covers the art and science of writing a researched, historical screenplay, novel, or other creative work: • The “Science is ...


How to Write Based on a True Story - On Demand Course

$140.00 if bought separately

We also offer a live, instructor-led online course. To find the best ‘story’ within a ‘true story,’ we need to start with a clear understanding of what makes for a viable screenplay idea. There are MANY stories within every true story, and the thrill and challenge of writing based on a true story is to select the one that will make the most compelling screenplay. In this workshop, you will learn how to USE ‘history’ to make ‘story...


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