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Screenplay Unlimited: Advanced Development Workshop

Tutors: Emmanuel Oberg

Date: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Duration: 3 Days

Venue: Dublin tbc

Cost: €225

Course Profile:

The aim of the workshop is to equip producers, development executives and story editors with a set of flexible storytelling tools that help develop each project as effectively as possible.  It details how filmmakers can identify the story-type of their projects as early as possible and adjust the development process accordingly, making it easier, faster and  leading to stronger screenplays.

The workshop puts a strong emphasis on each project reaching the widest possible audience, both at home and abroad, without compromising the filmmakers’ creative integrity.

Day 1

The Story-Type Method®: A New Framework for Developing Screenplays.

What’s Wrong With the Three-Act Structure? Five Key Points About Story Structure.

Developing A Plot-led Story (Part I): Behind the Scenes (Managing Conflict & Managing Information, Dramatic Irony, Mystery, Surprise, Suspense).

“What’s at stake?” and Four Other Essential Questions About Managing Conflict.

Day 2

Developing A Plot-led Story (Part II): Planting & Pay-off, Visual Storytelling, Sequence the Action, Craft the Draft.

Developing a Character-led Story.

Day 3

Developing a Theme-led Story.

Developing Something Else: Hybrids and Exceptions

The Story-Type Method®: Bringing it All Together

Selling Documents vs Story Design Tools

The Rewrite Stuff: 12 Ways to a Stronger Screenplay

Participant Profile:

This course is open to producers, development executives and story editors who wish to hone their development skillset.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online attaching a current CV at by 17:00 Tuesday the 25th of October.  For further information contact

Please note places on this course are limited.

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