Thursday, June 11, 2009

Screenwriting Seminar - MY STORY CAN BEAT UP YOUR STORY

It’s back, and coming to TORONTO. The Seminar Formerly Known As TotallyWrite is now bigger and better than ever before and it’s been renamed…


Taught by Emmy, WGA, WGC, and BAFTA nominated screenwriter, producer, and director Jeffrey Alan Schechter, "MY STORY CAN BEAT UP YOUR STORY!" is the only seminar that’s guaranteed to turn your screenplay into the toughest kid on the block?

Filled with new information, tips, and techniques, the “MY STORY CAN BEAT UP YOUR STORY!” way of writing is so simple yet so powerful that Mariner Software now uses it as the muscle behind their amazing Contour Story Development System.

This is no sterile paradigm, but a dynamic system that shows you how to use the major storytelling moments shared by the most popular movies of all time in your own writing. This system is based on simple to understand principles and has been field tested to the tune of millions of dollars worth of writing assignments and script sales.

"MY STORY CAN BEAT UP YOUR STORY!" shines a light on the real power behind all well-crafted screenplays -- the common elements the human brain is hardwired to recognize -- and shows you how you can use these elements to make your screenplay better than everyone else's!

At the "MY STORY CAN BEAT UP YOUR STORY!" seminar you'll learn:

*The key elements that ensure your story isn’t a 90 pound weakling.

*The 4 questions that make your hero a winner and not a wiener.

*How to pitch like a pro and not throw like a sissy with the single-sentence formula that LAYS OUT YOUR ENTIRE SCRIPT.

*The 4 critical archetypes every great protagonist becomes from "fade in" to "fade out" that screams out “I’m a hero, not a zero!”

*How to create bad guys that don’t punch like your sister.

*How to plot instead of plotz using the 12 foundation beats of ACT ONE, a ruthlessly easy ACT TWO, and an ACT THREE that’s the toughest in the schoolyard.

*How not to be afraid of the dark (or the blank page) thanks to the 12 STORY LANDMARKS that guide your story every step of the way.

No confusing jargon. No writer "geek speak." Just liberating, practical, and proven techniques from a working writer, producer, and director.

This seminar is perfect for aspiring and working writers as well as novelists, creative executives, assistants, producers, directors, readers...anyone who wants to learn how to keep the big kids from kicking sand in your story’s face!

Presenter: Jeffrey Alan Schechter
Event Name: "My Story Can Beat Up Your Story!"
When: Monday, June 15, 2009
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Venue: Hyatt Regency Toronto

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