Announcing a new Meetup for NYCscreenwriter!
What: On SATURDAY Make Your Script Bulletproof for Producers!
When: November 21,[masked]:00 PM
fee: $14.99 per person
400 west 43 street 2nd floor
New York, NY 10036THIS SATURDAY 3PM
WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY WITH CONFIDENCE
WITHOUT GETTING LOST IN THE ACT II JUNGLE
~~~~~~A Workshop with Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger.
For about as long as there have been screenwriting books, young writers have been taught that movies have a three act structure. Each act is viewed as 30 to 60 page chunk of the plot and when they're all assembled together, they provide a beginning, middle, and an end for
Countless script doctors, critics, teachers, and producers have used this structure to break down great movies, and analyze how they are
But while this may be a great way of looking at a finished script from a critical perspective, it's not particularly useful to screenwriters. When you're beginning a new project, it's not exactly groundbreaking news that your story is going to need a beginning, middle and an end. The real challenge is figuring out how to structure your story in a way that captures the essence of your character's journey.
Trying to use three act structure to create the story of your movie is like trying to sprint through a marathon. You may start off strong, but by the time you hit the middle of the story, you'll most likely be running out of steam. The plot starts to feel external, manufactured, predictable or diffuse. The ideas just aren't coming anymore. Or you find yourself spinning off in all kinds of directions that take you away from your main character and the story you were
This is a common malady. It's called "getting lost in the second act." And it's killed more good screenplays than any Hollywood bigshot.
That's why I came up with Seven Act Structure.
Seven Act Structure is not for producers.
It's not for critics, or professors, or development executives.
Seven Act Structure is for writers.
Seven Act Structure is a new way of looking at structure from a character's perspective, allowing you to break down the character's change into manageable chunks, and to give yourself a structure you can actually use.
Because of the unique "engine" built into the structure, it's impossible to run out of steam. It keeps your focus where it should be, on your main character.
And best of all, it lines up perfectly with a studio's "three act" expectations, so the Hollywood big shots will never know the difference.
Come check out this groundbreaking seminar, and learn how to write YOUR screenplay, without getting lost in the second act!
For more information about Seven Act Structure, check out Jacob's informative article at:http://www.jacobkrueger.com/blog/2009/05/myth-of-the-three-act-screenplay-structure/
~~~~~SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @ 3PM Sharp!400 West 43 Street
Ellington RoomMEMBER PRICE: $14.99BUYNOW
light refreshments served
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/nycscreenwriter/calendar/11898307/