Robert McKee's Genre Seminar
“Robert McKee is an essential thought leader when it comes to story. His lessons are inspirational, illuminating, and useful to me on a daily basis.” - Ex Saxon, Oscar Winning Producer of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PHILADELPHIA, ADAPTATION
“The Guru of Gurus” – Peter Jackson, Oscar winning writer/director/producer of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy
“McKee’s teachings are the Law of the Land at Pixar” – Pixar, creators of TOY STORY 1, 2, & 3
“Everything I know about story structure I learned from Robert McKee. End of story.” – Paul Haggis, 2-time Oscar winning writer/director CASINO ROYALE, MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Robert McKee is a master of the craft and the servant to the art of Screenwriting.” - Russell Brand, Actor and Comedian
“McKee is the God Mother of Spanish Comedy” - MTV, Paramount, Madrid, Spain
“I wish I had taken McKee’s Seminar before I started ‘cut –to’ for a living.” – William Goldman, Writer PRINCESS BRIDE
"Robert McKee is the only living mentor capable of nurturing dramatic stories in any genre and medium across a writing lifetime." - James McCabe, Dr. of Philosophy, University of Oxford
“His great insight and knowledge in storytelling is unparalleled”– LA Times
McKee’s former students include over 60 Academy Award Winners, 250 Academy Award Nominees, 170 Emmy Award Winners, 500+ Emmy Award Nominees, 30 WGA (Writers Guild of America) Award Winners, 180+ WGA Award Nominees, and 26 DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award Winners, 52+ DGA Award Nominees.
THE ART OF THE LONG FORM With the maturation of the internet, story on television is entering a completely new era – its Golden Age. The all-new TV Day takes advantage of this new paradigm by bringing you the tools and skills to master its challenges. Robert McKee says that if he were a young writer he would work in TV, which has progressed further than the big screen in recognizing the importance of writers and in giving them creative power. This is why the today’s best writing is on TV. The genres of Genre Week are the content of television – Crime Thriller, Comedy, Love Stories, and Action. But modern television is the evolution of the epic poem, begging for characters complex enough to sustain 100 hours of story. A TV series contains hundreds of acts and thousands of scenes. The art of the long form is an art all to itself.
Be there as McKee breaks down the complex plot and character design of BREAKING BAD, one of the greatest TV series in history. Learn what made Walter White one of the most multidimensional characters ever written, and why this complexity is key to the 100-hour drama.
McKee’s showrunning alumni have created, written and/or directed many award-winning series: SHOW ME A HERO, THE AFFAIR, DOWNTON ABBEY, THE SOPRANOS, BREAKING BAD, VIKINGS, GAME OF THRONES, HOUSE OF CARDS, THE OFFICE, DEXTER, THE KNICK, RAY DONOVAN and many more.
PLEASE NOTE: For TV DAYs, Mr. McKee requires that attendees watch all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad prior to the event. The full series is available on DVD and on Netflix for ease of access.
Sheraton Gateway L.A.
6101 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
9:00AM - 6:30PM (Sunday October 16, 2016)
Florence Gould Hall Theater
French Institute Alliance Francaise
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
9:00AM - 6:30PM (Sunday October 30, 2016)
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Meet the Author: Robert McKee
Robert McKee, a Fulbright Scholar, is unique among writing mentors. No matter what your writing credentials or story medium, your next project calls for an absolute command of creative decisions. With his distinctive blend of award-winning scholarship, professional acting, and directing experience and craft knowledge across all media, Robert McKee helps writers think beyond formula and take the best story decisions of their career – be it in cinema, literature, theater or television.