• March 23, 2013 · 4:00 PM

10 Ways to Improve
Your Script Ideas

10 Crucial Drafts
Your Script

Before Submitting

Jeffrey Gordon,Writers Boot Camp Founder


In this two-hour introduction to Writers Boot Camp, founder Jeffrey Gordon will discuss how to identify and enhance the most unique and fresh aspects of your story--and the overall process required to develop an industry-ready script, one that will not hitch or be discarded.

The writer should not be the last person to know the compelling conceptual approach to the story that will make the script viable in the marketplace.

Many writers cannot articulate what makes their material new or entertaining to an audience and end up writing derivative stories. While many people in the business pay so much lip service to the importance of story, Jeff will walk you through 10 specific approaches that can activate fresh entertainment in your project.

In addition to accelerating the first draft process, Writers Boot Camp has also broken down the entire writing and rewriting process into 10 distinct kinds of drafts toward completing a script worth submitting to industry contacts, completing one script every six months.

During the session Jeff will discuss how to break the work into manageable chunks and get it done in an efficient amount of time.


What makes for a conceit (new idea) and how writers often mistake derivative material for new material

The main types of conceits and examples of each

The Four Levels of Development – what they are and how to enhance your project on each level

A brief review of story structure and its importance

How to enhance character development in your work through character windows

Common issues with scene work and how to rectify or avoid them

An overview on the process of rewriting and how to break it down into more manageable chunks of work, and the timing related to these steps

There will be time for Jeff to answer your questions, so come prepared for the Q & A period.


Born and raised in Chicago, Jeffrey Gordon founded Writers Boot Camp in Los Angeles in 1989. A graduate of the University of Illinois, his interest in writing led him to leave the accounting department to study rhetoric and published a humor/literary magazine.

Moving to LA to study producing, he earned his MFA from the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at USC Film School. Soon after, Jeff created the unique screenwriting tools of Writers Boot Camp and for the past 23 years has continually refined those Tools into a Full Development Process that is widely respected and applied among professionals, supporting a stellar Membership of alumni working at the highest levels of the industry.

A consultant to the studios and entertainment companies, Jeff also created the Writers Boot Camp Fellowship which has granted nearly $500,000 in educational Fellowships in less than three years.

He's also moderated hundreds of industry events and forums, many held at Writers Boot Camp's Santa Monica headquarters open to the creative community, as well as conducted many public speaking events of his own on highly specialized, professional topics like this one today.

In addition to hundreds of major movie, TV and web series credits and awards over the past 24 years, more than 30 Writers Boot Camp alumni have hadmovies made in just the past 18 months.

Also present will be Jason Brown, instructor for Writers Boot Camp’s New York classes.
Jason is a Peabody and Emmy Award Winning writer and is also a producer, director, and editor in the film business.


Saturday, 4-6pm

Hour later than usual


244 west 54 Street
12 floor

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  • Mark K.

    I look forward to learning how to improve my script ideas.

    March 20, 2013

  • M

    Would love to but can't!. Hope you are doing well Steve! Everybody break a leg!

    March 18, 2013

  • Steven A.

    2 guest! Can't beat it!!

    March 18, 2013

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