Crafting Stronger Scenes and Set Pieces
This OnDemand webinar reveals the elements necessary to crafting strong, dynamic, cinematic scenes and set pieces that will grab audiences, exploit your hook and progress your story. Instructor Danny Manus breaks down the structural parts of a scene, the questions you need to ask while writing your scenes, the different types of scene conflict, how to know when a scene can be cut, how to know when to start and end your scenes, crafting stronger transitions, and how to create set pieces that will sell your concept.
Danny Manus is a former development executive, a screenwriter, and is the CEO of No BullScript Consulting (www.nobullscript.net) and author of “No B.S. for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective.” His clients include finalists and winners of prestigious contests including the ABC/Disney Fellowship, Austin Film Festival, PAGE Awards, Scriptapalooza, etc. He has consulted on produced projects including Strangerlands starring Nicole Kidman, I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart, and In-Lawfully Yours starring Marilu Henner. In 2017, he was the Consulting Producer on the TV Pilot Millennial Rules starring Olivia D’Abo, and he was previously the Director of Development for Clifford Werber Productions (Cinderella Story), where he sold “To Oz” to United Artists and was a production executive on Just Add Water and Sydney White. He was also a Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures and the DOD at Sandstorm Films (The Covenant), which had a first look deal at Screen Gems. Danny has appeared on numerous popular podcasts, BBC radio, was a columnist for ScriptMag, and has been a speaker at dozens of events and venues including Austin Film Festival, the Producer’s Guild of America, Atlanta Film Festival, Kansas City Film Fest, NYFA, Great American Pitchfest, etc. You can follow him on Twitter @DannyManus.