All Events to be held June 23-25, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505)

STRUCTURING YOUR STORY INTO 3 ACTS

24 Jun 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Academy Four

STRUCTURING YOUR STORY INTO 3 ACTS

Creating a compelling cinematic narrative can be deceptively difficult, and story structure is often one of the most challenging things for any writer to master. There are no “formulas,” but there are time-tested principles which can help guide you and enable you to craft your story into its most satisfying form. This workshop will cover tools and elements critical to grounding your story in a solid screenplay structure. Learning how to successfully structure your screenplay can increase your odds of interesting agents, producers, and studios in your work.

The workshop will cover the following and more:

  • What movies are really about
  • The main purpose of each of the three acts
  • Keys to creating a sympathetic hero
  • The structural importance of determining what your hero wants and needs
  • How to decide if your inciting incident is effective
  • How to create a compelling first plot point
  • How to keep your story moving into Act II
  • The critical thing Act III must come down to