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Executive Story Development Seminar

At a Glance

  • Designed for executives, assistants, and anyone seeking a career in development
  • Learn to identify a story's strengths and weaknesses to provide the best coverage & analysis possible
  • Acquire the tools and language necessary to help produce the best stories

This two hour class will focus on the needs of executives, assistants, and anyone aiming to seek a career in the world of development. The goal is to help individuals identify and target a story’s weakness and strengths in order to offer the best coverage, notes, and analysis of a script when communicating with fellow executives and creatives alike.

Story Specialist and script consultant Anthony Grieco will take you through the basics of storytelling and how they are applied to the film and television industry.

From Aristotle to Joseph Campbell, right up to the contemporary interpretations of Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat, this class will break down what all of them have been trying to say in a language and presentation that will streamline your knowledge of cinematic storytelling.

The first hour will focus of all the moving parts that make up story; character, structure, plot and the glue that informs each component, theme. The emphasis here will also be to identify the difference between story and plot. How one is simply an eternal obstacle course (plot) for the heroes internal journey (story).

The second hour will apply that knowledge to specific and contemporary examples of films and TV shows, along with a script analysis of those examples chosen.

Location: The Writers Store, 3510 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Date & Time: Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT

To RSVP, click the orange button above to add the seminar to your cart.  Then complete the checkout process to provide your name and contact information.

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Anthony Grieco

Anthony Grieco attended the University of Toronto where he majored in English and minored in Film. Upon graduating, he attended Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City and went on to star in over 50 television commercials and episodic programs.

Anthony is currently developing a drama with Clint Eastwood; Buffalo Gals are producing his romantic comedy MADE IN ITALY as an Italian-Canadian co-production with Jonathan Sobol directing in early 2015.

Anthony has completed ten feature film scripts and two TV pilots. Two of his scri...