Writing the Historical Script That Sells
To write a successful period/historical script, a screenwriter must devote serious time to research in order to accurately portray the characters, events, and details that will make an audience truly believe they are being propelled back in time. Not sure where to start?
This carefully curated bundle can help! You’ll learn key techniques on how to embed history into your screenplay, how to conduct historical research, how to create original characters from certain time periods, how to envision historical events from a new perspective, create your own spin on a true story, and so much more!
Secrets Of The Hit Mini-Series (Or Anthology) Show: Historical and Present (OnDemand Webinar) Do you want to write a FEUD, a TRUE DETECTIVE or ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE? Discover the hidden structure of each episode, the overall 'arc' of the show over ALL episodes, and how to design it, and the powerful tools to create original characters (whether you're working from historical models or making it all up!) ($39.99 value)
History in Action: Writing The Period Piece Script (OnDemand Webinar) This OnDemand webinar will cover the analytical tools to create a historical screenplay that is both accurate and compelling. Learn the process of writing within the limitations of a specific time period to the screenwriter’s advantage, and strategies for tackling the often arduous task of getting Hollywood interested in your period piece once your script is completed. ($39.99 value)
History .....The New 'IT' Genre (OnDemand Webinar) This OnDemand webinar covers the art and science of writing a researched, historical screenplay, novel, or other creative work. Learn 10 tactics on how to properly conduct historical research, strategies to grab the reader’s attention through a historical lens, and how the development of characters and themes play a major role in historical writing. ($39.99 value)
A Guide to Writing the True Story Screenplay (OnDemand Webinar) Today’s actor knows that playing a “real life character” is the best way to change his or her perception in the marketplace. Therefore, the best way to get a “bankable actor” or agent on board with your screenplay is to tell an effective true life story. In this OnDemand webinar, Robert Boris will help you do precisely that. ($39.99 value)
Based on a True Story: How to Secure, Write, and Sell Non-Fiction Screenplays & Book Proposals (OnDemand Webinar) Screenplays based on true stories and creative non-fiction books sell faster than fiction in today's marketplace - but they also present unique challenges to the writer. In this OnDemand webinar, you'll learn what you need to know to get your true story down on the page and up on the screen. ($39.99 value)
Writing the Hit Musical Adaptation From History, Literature and More (OnDemand Webinar) Musicals continue to be kings of the box office on Broadway, the West End, and around the world. The overwhelming majority of memorable, popular, successful musicals are derived from some kind of existing underlying work. Writing the Hit Musical Adaptation focuses on how to develop and write the story and book for a hit-worthy musical. ($39.99 value)
Selling Your Screenplay to Hollywood (OnDemand Webinar) Hollywood is actually a very small, insular town, and it works according to some very basic and time-tested guidelines. If you know how Hollywood works, and how movies and TV shows are made, you stand a far better chance of success for your own project. In this OnDemand Webinar, learn insider secrets of the Hollywood trade. ($39.99 value)
Write A Film Treatment That Will Get Your Script Requested (OnDemand Webinar) This OnDemand Webinar illustrates how you can capture the imagination of busy executives with notoriously short attention spans – and garner the all-important script request. Learn how to write a film treatment that will help market your script, as well as address structural weaknesses and fix them, before you send your script out to industry. ($39.99 value)
This offer ends May 31, 2023!
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