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Writing Tension that Lasts

At a Glance

  • During this webinar, you will learn the simple rules for building suspense into the fibers of your screenplay
  • Learn how to use the same tools as the masters to get your story jumping off the page
  • Attend this webinar to make your story the strongest it can possibly be

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

There are just a few amazingly simple tools to build suspense—do you know why most filmmakers don't use them? Peter Russell will show you how they work and how to build them into every scene.

They seem like tricks—and they are. They've been used by Hitchcock (he actually invented some of them) by Tarantino, by Nolan, and now by the great Noah Hawley in FARGO, and Peter will give you the breakdown on how to put them into your story—both inside scene but also along your entire storyline. Using great excerpts from current TV and film story, you will learn the tricks that have made Peter one of Hollywood's top ghost writers and now credited film and TV writers, as well as longtime story doctor and UCLA teacher of the year.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Proven tools to drive tension in every scene of your screenplay
  • Why tension is essential at every step in a solid script
  • How to sustain an energetic storyline
  • What makes a script a thrilling read no matter what genre you are writing in
  • How the greatest writers have used tension to make movies that stand the test of time

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • TV—sitcom and drama—writers looking to write the next hit pilot
  • Movie writers seeking to get through the second act slump
  • Producers who need help identifying and fixing weak parts of screenplays
  • Writers wanting to get their scripts to the next level
  • Editors who need to understand how to build tension in every part of a script

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Meet the Author: Peter Russell

Peter Russell is a screenwriter who has sold two television pilots in 2017 - a crime procedural and a biographical mini-series. He is also a long-time story doctor in Hollywood whose clients include Imagine, HBO, Participant, Viacom, CBS Television and many more. Peter is in high demand for his legendary seminars and master classes on film and TV story. Here is an example of his speaking.

He ghostwrites ...

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