with Joey Tuccio
We start at the beginning in this series of three sessions… How do you start your script so that readers are COMPELLED to make it to the end? It’s all in the first ten pages.
One popular piece of screenwriting advice goes, “Write one great page. One perfect page. Then turn the page and do it again. Do that 90 times and you have a great screenplay.” Any time you send out a script you will have – at the most – 10 pages to impress the reader.
To really help ensure writers can stand apart of the competition, Joey Tuccio, CEO of Roadmap Writers is flying in to present this outstanding ‘Opening Pages’ Workshop. Joey will take you through the essential steps to craft those first ten pages. Getting your Act 1, Scene 1, and Page 1 right is the best way to announce “I am a professional writer.”
Using real life examples, Joey will start with a lecture on some of the immediate reasons an executive might pass on your work…and you might not even know you’re doing most of them! Remember, most execs won’t read past page 5 if they aren’t hooked from the start. These will be pointers and some of the most recurring feedback executives give up and coming writers. Learn these techniques now so you don’t have to risk these notes from potential reps or buyers.
Make those first ten pages so compelling that your readers have no option to but to dive straight into page eleven…
Which leads us nicely into the next session, the midpoint…
Appearing in this session
Screenwriting Practical help
Exploring, expanding and deepening mastery of the ‘keystone’ scene of any narrative – the midpoint. And how you can leverage the midpoint in your story to reveal what your story is REALLY about.
Using ideas from analytical psychology, myth and anthropology – and with examples from feature films, single episodes, season stories and multi-season arcs – we will show you how to get to grips with the most important final moments of your story.
‘Owning the room’ is one of the most important elements of the business of screenwriting and Joey Tuccio, the CEO of Roadmap Writers, is here to teach this invaluable class focused on tips and techniques to help you immediately stand out.
Exactly WHAT gets discussed, how and in what way during the infamous ‘meet and greet’ first meeting. The one after the pitch. This is a REAL chat and we get to snoop in on it.
DON’T PANIC! Creating Audio Recordings of genre drama opens up a limitless universe. Join Dirk as we perform, record, produce and premiere a new SciFi story written by an LSF delegate.
How can we create nuanced, engaging and believable characterisation through dialogue? Drawing on the latest psychological research, screenplay excerpts and film clips, Kira-Anne Pelican will show us how to create greater dimension in our characters.
Jaw Dropper! Art and science of twists and surprises’ will look behind the magic of twists and surprises, mapping out the most effective strategies to provide powerful moments of jaw dropping disbelief packed with emotional meaning.
Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!
Time to stop looking at Gatekeepers as barriers to be outmanoeuvred, but rather as allies to assist, advise and help guide you on your journey into the inner sanctum. The door is ajar, the call will be taken, the meeting is practically in the diary!
In this interactive workshop you will discover that you can draw from three distinct and deep wells within yourself when you write your screenplay. During the class you will learn just how to draw from these ancient and inner wells to strengthen your stories.
Agents, pitching, how much WILL you get paid? How to hustle and run and take meetings, formal and informal… Pretty much EVERYTHING you need to know about transitioning into a jobbing screenwriter.
Alejandro Seri, Director of Education, will show off the exciting new features in the NEW Final Draft 11.
This session will take an in-depth look at what a Script Editor’s day-to-day looks like as they shepherd a project to the finish line. How do they juggle their many different responsibilities? And how can you get the best working relationship with your script editor?
Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the bravest of writers!