Improving The Read Workshop | Story and Plot
Story and Plot
Screenwriting Classes in Texas, Los Angeles and Online
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This Houston Workshop Has Been Pushed to November:

| 10am-4pm | Houston, Texas |
The Improving The Read class addresses the second significant stumbling block to new screenwriters: making their scripts convey the emotional experience of actually seeing the film. The days of writing a script to be filmed are long gone. Scripts are now meant to be read. They will be read by a dozen people up the chain before the small miracle of being filmed ever happens. This class focuses on how to create the best experience for the reader. This is an absolutely vital workshop for anyone looking to get more positive reactions to their scripts.

While this is a far more technical and hands-on class, it is absolutely worth the work. Your spec script is essentially a selling tool, and this class teaches you how to maximize the opportunity someone gives you when they agree to read it.

This class will show you how to create the movie in the reader's head by...
  • Winning the confidence of the reader so they will keep reading.
  • Duplicating the same rhythm and tempo of your movie on the page.
  • Writing for emotional effect to evoke a response from the reader.
  • Helping the reader better connect with your characters.
  • Making sure the reader doesn't skip the in-writing and go to the dialogue.
  • Writing the slimmest, trimmest and most effective version of your story.
  • Quietly direct the film and control the story without anyone knowing what you're doing.
And much more...

You should not let another person read your script until you believe you understand the principles of how to make your script "a good read". This class will show you the basics and beyond.

The will include lectures, examples and directly working on student's scripts to improve them IN CLASS.

You will see the dividends
immediately. Seriously. Immediately.

The impetus and philosophy of the IMPROVING THE READ can be found in this blog entry

Story and Plot I: Structure is recommended, but not required. We will spend the first few minutes of the workshop reviewing basic structure concepts.

This Workshop is at:

1519 West Main St
Houston, TX 77006

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