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The Top Ten Classic Films That Are Bad Templates For Beginning Writers

At a Glance

  • Beginning screenwriters will learn how to avoid emulating the flaws in their favorite films
  • Learn why writers should use caution when finding inspiration in popular film
  • Avoid screenplay mistakes, and ensure that your script is a winner

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

It seems natural that a screenwriter would gain inspiration from the films that they love and re-purpose that for their own screenplays. According to Michael Lee, that is a mistake. In his webinar Michael Lee will explain why it can be dangerous for beginning writers to use popular films as a template for their own script. Using 10 popular film examples, he breaks down the pitfalls that accompany each film, why it worked for the film, and why it wont work for yours.

With years of experience as a contest judge, Michael Lee has an insider's glimpse at what it takes to write a winning screenplay. In this hour long webinar he will show you how to avoid common mistakes made by beginning writers.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Why using popular films as a template is a trap
  • Why beginning writers should use caution when using even classic screenplays
  • What kind of flaws can exist in some of the best screenplays and how to avoid them

Product Details

  • Date available: 01/13/2014
  • Publication date: 01/13/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Meet the Author: Michael Lee

Michael Lee currently acts as a script consultant and a script reader for the Northwest Screenwriting Guild membership committee. He has served as a judge in many screenwriting contests which includes THE PAGE awards, the Las Vegas Film Festival, and the Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition. He is most well known for his role as a producer for the Angelina Jolie film Life or Something Like It.

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