Tuesday, February 26, 2008

22 Steps

Raindance presents

22 Step Story Structure with John Truby
London Sat/Sun 5/6 April 9:30 - 6pm

Understanding Genre
London Mon/Tues 7/8 April 6:30 - 10pm


Do you have 100 pages of script but only 50 pages of story? That's the single biggest reason scripts are rejected in Hollywood.

I'm John Truby. I've taught advanced story structure to over 20,000 people worldwide and have been story consultant on over 1000 scripts. I've seen all the story problems and I know how to fix them. That's why I created 22 Step Story Structure. I wanted a screenwriting class that would show you hundreds of story techniques I know while you're writing.

I am returning to London at the beginning of April

Let me tell you how I work:

Why not work like the professionals?

Key point: top professionals use fundamentally different tools than amateur writers. These techniques include everything from grand story strategy to scene sequencing to setting up and paying off scene patterns to blending dialogue.

Yet most books and courses on screenwriting in today's market teach a simple one-size-fits-all approach useful only for beginners. Isn't it time you abandon obsolete script theories and step up to the professional ranks?

This course will teach you literally hundreds of professional techniques that will allow you to compete with the best. This flagship class of the Truby's Writers Studio, taken by over 20,000 students worldwide, wins awards year after year as the best writing class in America. Don't miss this rare opportunity to master your craft.

Michael Clayton And my system works:

I have trained the writers, directors, or producers of Shrek, Planet of the Apes, Flamingo Rising, The Negotiator, Inspector Gadget, Outbreak, Sleepless in Seattle, The Addams Family, Beetlejuice, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Back to School, Rambling Rose, Star Wars, Batman Begins and many more.

They know story.

How about you?

Learn more about my 22 Step Story Structure Class Saturday/Sunday 5/6 April

Read my article: The 9 Elements of Great Films

Features of 22 Step Story Structure

Discover the 22 Building Blocks of every great script

· Creating the single driving force · 3 Variations to classic structure and how to tell which is right for you · 7 steps to a great premise · 4 requirements of a good hero · 4 keys to the perfect opponent · The secret to creating a strong middle · How to write 3-track dialogue · Secrets of building the scene

What: 22 Step Story Structure
When: Saturday Sunday 5/6 April 9:30 - 6pm
Where: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish St, London, W1W 6UW Map
How Much: £250 + VAT
Members discount:
Raindance members get a 15% discount.
You can join now and save
Count Me In - Call 0207 287 3833 or Book Online Here

No Country For Old Men Genre: the secret weapon of successful writers

The first rule of the entertainment business is this: it buys and sells genres.

Today's most popular movies are always at least one story form, and usually a combination of two or three.

If you want to succeed, you must master one or two of the most popular genres, then write a script that bends the rules.

The problem is that almost nobody is an expert at the intricate array of beats, tricks and techniques required by the eleven most popular movie genres.

Until now.

What: Understanding Genre
When: Monday/Tuesday 7/8 April 6:30 - 10pm
Where: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish St, London, W1W 6UW Map
How Much: £145 + VAT
Members discount:
Raindance members get a 15% discount.
You can join now and save
Count Me In - Call 0207 287 3833 or Book Online Here

There Will Be Blood Why am I coming to Raindance?

In Hollywood, where I live and work, the Brits are the toast of the town.

But where you constantly frustrate me is with the scripts that you write!

Make a few little changes and you would make films that would totally dominate the international cinema scene.

Take the Oscar nominations this year.

The nominated scripts seem to all specialise in Moral Storytelling.

Read my article Moral Storytelling and the Oscars...

Another of my principles is Why 3 Act Story Wil Kill You

I hope to see you at Raindance in London on Saturday/Sunday 5/6 April for my 22 Step Story Structure class and/or Monday/Tuesday 7/8 April for my special Understanding Genre class.

Happy screenwriting,

Truby 2008
John Truby
email: johntruby@raindance.co.uk
phone: +44 (0) 207 287 3833
web: www.raindance.co.uk
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