First Light Video and The Writers Guild Foundation present The Art of Screenwriting: Narrative and Structure with Scott Frank (Minority Report, Get Shorty, Out of Sight) and Steven Zaillian (Searching for Bobby Fischer, Schindler’s List). These writers discuss the challenging art of writing for the screen and their different approaches to the craft in respect to narrative and structure. Topics discussed included how to tell a good story, stories which are worth telling, character arcs, real and illusory, finding a movie’s spine, & the use of myth and theme as organizing concepts. This program teaches how to get started, the main idea, sources of inspiration, outlining, characters’ relationship to structure, description. research, instinct vs technique, and writing a script vs selling one. 90 min.

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