How can we reinvigorate the industry by writing stories that are fresh and original while also playing to the strengths of the commercial marketplace?
It’s easy to point fingers at studio executives and directors like Michael Bay who seem to be perpetually making another ‘Transformers’ film. But their industry, while in decline, still makes money, and the logic of NOT risking hundreds of $millions on more ‘original’ screenplays makes sense, but rarely makes great movies.
Join Steve LaRue as we explore the sweet spot between the commercial and the creative so that we, the screenwriters, can retake control of our destiny by offering solutions and not just complaining about why things should be different.
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Credits include: Buffy, X-Files, The Simpsons
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.
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.
Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!
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.