Wednesday, 3 October 2018

McKee Seminars

Here are details of the latest courses and seminars with McKee:

When you see a film, play or TV show, don't you often feel you're more intelligent than what you're watching? That you know what characters are going to do before they do it? The audience is smarter than most stories.
Nashville STORY Seminar
OCT 5-7
Los Angeles GENRE Festival
OCT 10-14
Sarasota STORY Seminar
OCT 19-21




What Role Does the Audience Play in Story?
When you see a film, play or TV show, don't you often feel you're more intelligent than what you're watching? That you know what characters are going to do before they do it?
The audience is smarter than most stories.
When it settles into a darkened theatre, its collective IQ jumps 25 points and that fact won't change when you move to the other side of the screen. It's all the writer can do to keep ahead of the sharp perceptions of a focussed audience.
You, the writer, must shape your story in a way that expresses both your artistic vision and satisfies the audience's desires and anticipations. The audience is a force as determining of story design as any other element.
For without the audience, the creative act is pointless.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR NASHVILLE STORY!

STORY
NASHVILLE, TN 
Oct. 5 - 7
STORY
SARASOTA, FL 
Oct. 19 - 21
STORY
LONDON, UK
Nov. 16 - 18





JUST 1 WEEK UNTIL THE LOS ANGELES GENRE SEMINARS!

GENRE
LOS ANGELES GENRE FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 10-14
McKee brings his 5-day GENRE Festival to the home of screenwriting this fall. These stand-alone seminars are his only Los Angeles lectures this year.
If you've already attended McKee's STORY Seminar, these one-day GENRE lectures will build upon your knowledge of the story form and delve deeper into the specific codes and conventions of your chosen genre.
If you haven't yet taken the STORY Seminar, you now have the opportunity to get an accessible introduction to the structure, substance, style and principles of great torytelling through the lens of your favorite genres.
Join us for one or more days and master the intricacies of your genre.

Seats are now limited. Book now to avoid losing out!




How Do You Position Your Audience
When You Are Combining Genres?
Robert McKee teaches the key to positioning your audience when combining multiples styles of storytelling with reference to THE FISHER KING.




Get the Latest from Robert McKee
STORY
STORYNOMICS
DIALOGUE
DIALOGUE: The Online Course


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McKee Seminars | Two Arts, Inc.
PO Box 681
Sherman, Connecticut 06784
United States
(928) 204-2323
Real life conversations are filled with awkward pauses, poor word choices and pointless repetitions. Dialogue is not a conversation. When writing dialogue for the screen, you must keep in mind these fundamental principles...



STORY
STORY
STORY
NASHVILLE, TN 
Oct. 5 - 7
SARASOTA, FL 
Oct. 19 - 21
LONDON, UK 
Nov. 16 - 18
LOS ANGELES, CA 
Horror   Oct. 10
Action   Oct. 11
Love Story   Oct. 12
Comedy   Oct. 13
TV Day   Oct. 14
ATLANTA, GA
Oct. 3
SEATTLE, WA
Oct. 16
LONDON, UK
Nov. 15
We expect these seminars to be sold out again,
so REGISTER soon to avoid disappointment.




'In a world of lies and liars, an honest work of art is always an act of social responsibility.' - Robert McKee


Three Fundamentals of Effective Dialogue
Real life conversations are filled with awkward pauses, poor word choices and pointless repetitions.
Dialogue is not a conversation.
When writing dialogue for the screen, you must keep in mind these fundamental principles:
Firstly, dialogue requires compression and economy. Screen dialogue must say the maximum in the fewest words possible.
Secondly, dialogue is not a meaningless exchange of words between two parties, but a series of character actions and reactions. It must have direction. Dialogue, in other words, must turn the beats of the scene in one way or another.
Lastly, dialogue must have purpose. Each line or exchange executes a step in design that builds and arcs a scene around a turning point. You must do all of this with precision, using informal and formal vocabulary, contractions, slang and if necessary, profanity. As Aristotle once advised, "Speak as common people do, but think as wise men do."
Learn and practice these principles, and you will be well on your way to creating effective, engaging dialogue.

Master the Art of Verbal Action
at a McKee Seminar This Fall.






ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3rd!
Masters of Craft: Robert McKee
Writing Believable, Engaging & Impactful Dialogue
Exclusively for Stage 32
This 2-hour webinar teaches you:
  • How to craft believable and engaging dialogue.
  • Why certain lines resonate and others fall flat.
  • Strategies and techniques for writing impactful dialogue.
  • The importance of showing vs. telling.
  • The three functions of dialogue: exposition, characterization and action.
"Amazing wisdom from a writing giant. Felt McKee was very giving and thoughtful in his replies which made it a fantastic experience."
- Paul B.
"Fantastic webinar - lots of great insights and ideas. Thanks!"
- Ron H.
"You just don't get Robert McKee like this for this kind of price. Kudos to Stage 32 and thank you Mr. McKee."
- Burton B.






How Would a Treatment Look
for a Scene With Mostly Dialogue?
Robert McKee on how to deal with dialogue when planning out your story beats and turning points in a treatment, with reference to Charlie Kaufman's ADAPTATION.




News from the McKee Team!
We're thrilled to announce that this month sees the release of the German version of Robert McKee's DIALOGUE: The Art of Verbal Action for the Page, Stage, and Screen.
"DIALOGUE is a masterwork. There's nothing harder to teach. Now this book exists. McKee has written an essential book akin to The Elements of Style for all writers."
- Margaret Nagle
Writer/Producer of Golden Globe-winning TV Series BOARDWALK EMPIRE, winner of the Writers' Guild Award, Emmy, NAACP, and PEN Awards






Write/LA is a new writer-focused competition created by LA Screenwriter & LiveRead/LA. Three winners will receive:
  • An Industry Experience - Flights & accommodation at The Standard for three nights in Los Angeles.
  • A Private Screenwriting Lab - Two days of workshops to elevate your craft to a professional level.
  • An Exclusive Live Read Gala - An invite-only event where professional actors will read up to 30 pages of each winning script.
The Write/LA FINAL DEADLINE is 9/2.
Both pilots and features accepted | Learn more at write-la.com





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