Creating the Nonlinear TV Series

Room: Tuke Hall
Time: Friday 10.45am

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TV and digital drama as well as feature films are increasingly using nonlinear, ensemble and flashback storytelling. Let Linda pull back the curtain to reveal the tools that makes these formats work so darn well.

Many writers, both TV veterans and newcomers, want to create TV drama one-offs and series in these complicated and exciting forms. Unfortunately, not only is parallel narrative notoriously difficult to create, but all TV series writing, whether linear or nonlinear, involves a minefield of creative restrictions that come as a shock to the newcomer and persistently challenge even the veteran.

Linda Aronson, the guru of nonlinear and ensemble film writing, spent years writing and creating TV drama of all kinds. At this year’s LSF she combines her practical TV experience with her expertise in nonlinear narrative to explain how you can apply her templates for nonlinear and fractured screenplays and create nonlinear drama for TV.

In preparation for this session, we also recommend buying and reading Linda’s cracking book, ‘21st Century Screenwriter’. Get it HERE.

Screenwriting Practical help

2B or not 2B! - Make your scripts water tight (even that tricky bit in the middle)

2B or not 2B! - Make your scripts water tight (even that tricky bit in the middle)

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.

Actors Table Read: LIVE

Actors Table Read: LIVE

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.

Brainstorming Through The Block

Brainstorming Through The Block

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.

Dynamic Dialogue

Dynamic Dialogue

Pilar Alessandra, Hollywood Script Consultant, is here to help you spice up your scripts with memorable, engaging and dynamic dialogue.

Manifesting Success

Manifesting Success

Following his packed to capacity sessions in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chris Jones is back to run this highly successful and super controversial manifesting success workshop.

PitchFest Bootcamp with Bob

PitchFest Bootcamp with Bob

Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!

What will actually happen to your finished script? Live script edit

What will actually happen to your finished script? Live script edit

Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!  

You Had Me At Page One

You Had Me At Page One

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.