Scott Myers

Screenwriter, Producer and Educator
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Since selling his spec script K-9 in 1987, Scott has written 30 projects for every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His film writing credits include K-9 starring Jim Belushi, Alaska starring Vincent Kartheisher, and Trojan War starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. From 2002–2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, a television production company. In 2002, he began teaching screenwriting in his spare time.

He won the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005 and for eight years taught in the Writing for Screen and Stage program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Currently Scott is an Assistant Professor at the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts. He is co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class, a unique online resource for writers. Scott is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America, west, and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale University Divinity School.

He has hosted Go Into The Story since its launch May 16, 2008 and is partnered with the Black List as its official screenwriting blog.

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Scott Myers is appearing at the following sessions:

Coen Brothers: Unlocking the Mystery of These Master Storytellers

Coen Brothers: Unlocking the Mystery of These Master Storytellers

Scott Myers digs deep into the Coen brothers movies revealing narrative dynamics you can use to craft the unique nature of your own stories. Learn from the masters in this unmissable session.

Killer Scene Descriptions: Using Screenplay Style to Express YOUR Writer’s Voice

Killer Scene Descriptions: Using Screenplay Style to Express YOUR Writer’s Voice

Scott Myers debunks the mythical screenwriting ‘rules’ surrounding scene descriptions and demonstrates the ways in which successful professional writers convey their voice through screenplay style.

Pixar: The Secrets Of Their Storytelling Craft

Pixar: The Secrets Of Their Storytelling Craft

Discover the seven narrative dynamics evident in Pixar movies. Scott will illustrate how Pixar filmmakers use these narrative ‘secrets’ and you can learn how you can adopt them when crafting your own stories.

Script Lab 3: Character Based Screenwriting with ‘K-9’ Screenwriter Scott Myers

Script Lab 3: Character Based Screenwriting with ‘K-9’ Screenwriter Scott Myers

Successful applicants will join Scott at the Festival for this intensive lab and through workshopping take their writing to the next level.

Writing The Compelling Nemesis That Elevates Your Plot, Characters and Stakes

Writing The Compelling Nemesis That Elevates Your Plot, Characters and Stakes

In this presentation with Scott Myers, you will learn key principles to help you craft a Nemesis who goes beyond the stereotypical Bad Guy to a living, breathing, and powerful antagonist figure.