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Together Joel and Ethan Coen have written and directed movies which have been nominated for 33 Academy Awards and won 6 while pursuing their distinctive storytelling vision.
Scott Myers digs deep into the Coen brothers movies revealing narrative dynamics you can use to craft the unique nature of your own stories.
- Ordinary Character / Extraordinary Circumstance
- The Long Shadow of Authority Figures
- The Shiny Hope of Grand Schemes
- The Dynamism of Violence
- Morally Complicated Universe
- Unresolved Endings
Learn how the Coen brothers approach traditional narrative structure in non-traditional ways and bring those sensibilities to your own writing.
Appearing in this session
Screenwriter of 'K-9' with Jim Belushi and 'Trojan War' with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Screenwriting Practical help
You plowed through act one, wrote some entertaining fun and games and then … you got stuck. Don’t worry. “Act 2B” is conquerable! You’ll leave this class with your story strengthened and some of your most pressing writing problems solved.
How do actors and a director approach your screenplay? What happens when your words are reinterpreted through other artists? Join us for a sensational live onstage performance and deconstruction of one LSF delegate’s script.
Stopped in your tracks by where to go next with a plot point, a character, or a scene? Or maybe you feel it’s just not happening today? Pilar will show you a number of tools that will immediately and powerfully unstick your creativity so the words continue to flow.
Pilar Alessandra, Hollywood Script Consultant, is here to help you spice up your scripts with memorable, engaging and dynamic dialogue.
In this dynamic workshop, Christopher Vogler will show you how and why you should build your modern, dynamic and fresh characters from the DNA of the ancient mythological and archetypes from the Heros Journey.
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.
Following his packed to capacity sessions in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chris Jones and Jonathan Newman are back to run this highly successful and super controversial manifesting success workshop.
Find out what’s going to get you hired and what’s going to get you fired by the Producers you need to impress. In this session, our panel of seasoned Producers will share their stories from the trenches of writer relationships gone very very right… and very very wrong.
What can we learn from the most recently successful writers among us? Those of us who were, maybe just a year or two ago, fighting like the rest of us for the big break, to make ends meet and to start to make money from what we love.
Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!
Meet the LondonSWF screenwriters who have taken action and acted as producers, actors or directors on their own scripts. Join them as we screen their movies and share their successes, failures and strategies… all with a view to helping you follow in their footsteps.
Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!
Make the reader love you on the first page… So they cannot wait for the next! Learn writing techniques that help your script hit the ground running with top LA Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra.