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The Comedic Hero’s Journey: Structuring the Comedy Screenplay

At a Glance

  • LEARN how “The Hero’s Journey” can be applied to comic screenplays
  • DISCOVER the essential elements of The Comic Hero’s Journey”
  • Be able to APPLY the structure to your own comic feature concepts

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

We’ve all heard about the mythological work of Joseph Campbell, and Chris Vogler’s fine adaptation of those principles to screenplays in “The Writer’s Journey.” And we’ve seen examples of the Hero’s Journey in classic films from Casablanca to Star Wars to The Dark Knight.

The characters in a comic narrative journey down somewhat similar paths, but they take the trip in their own unique fashion, with several surprising detours. In this live webinar, we’ll cruise on down that road together, examining the Comic Hero’s Journey through films like Groundhog Day, 40 Year-Old Virgin, This Is The End and others. And by the end of our journey, you’ll be able to apply that comic paradigm to your own comic concepts.  

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: 

  • The comic narrative paradigm
  • The one indispensable comic character
  • The 8 essential story beats
  • Story development do’s and don’ts
  • Comic premises, character-centered structure and authentic decision-points.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers developing a comic screenplay
  •    . . . and their producers
  •     . . . and directors
  •     . . . and studio executives
  •     . . . and their agents and managers
  • Development executives
  • Friends of mine from high school (It would be nice to catch up!)

Product Details

  • Date available: 07/15/2014
  • Publication date: 07/15/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Meet the Author: Steve Kaplan

For more than a decade, Steve Kaplan has been the industry's most sought-after expert on comedy writing and production. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities, Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan's Punch Line Theatre. He has served as a consultant to such companies as DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation, HBO, and has worked with producers and production companies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, London, Ireland, and Sweden.

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