TOPICS COVERED IN WORKSHOPS

1.     Movies are the Height of Entertainment

2.     Reading a Screenplay

3.     What Hollywood Wants

4.      It’s all About Story & Character

5.      Basic Paradigm

6.      Screenwriter’s Workshop Paradigms

7.      Story Paradigm

8.      Sequence Paradigm

9.      Scene Paradigm

10.    Character Paradigm

11.     Emotional Paradigm

12.     Dialogue Paradigm

13.     Project Paradigm

14.     How to Watch a Movie & Write a Screenplay

15.     Building a Foundation

16.     How Our Brains Work

17.     Reader’s Perspective

18.     Writing for Talent

19.     Entertain the Audience

20.     Humor & Catharsis

21.     Physical Objects

22.     Natural World

23.     Supernatural World

24.     Events & Actions

25.     Focus

26.     Harnessing Focus

27.     Premise

28.     Inciting Incident

29.     Beginnings & Endings

30.     Act One is Paramount

31.      Plot

32.      Plot & Story

33.      Plot & Story Climax

34.      Plot Arena

35.      Plot Twists

36.      Plot Organization

37.      Plot Points

38.     Pinches

39.     Subplots

40.     What Do Subplots Do

41.     How Many Subplots Do You Need

42.     How Much Time Does a Subplot Take

43.     Structure of Subplots

44.     Subplots vs Throughlines

45.     Subplot Problems

46.     Application of Subplots

47.     Subplots & Flashback

48.     Flashbacks

49.     Use of Backstory

50.     Montages

51.     Voice-Over Narration

52.     Genre’s

53.     Story Paradigm

54.     Scenes

55.     Point of Attack

56.     Scene Crisis

57.     Scene Confrontation

58.     Contrasting Scenes

59.     Scene Climax

60.     Scene Resolution

61.     Standard Scene Structure

62.     Exposition

63.     Exposition Scenes

64.     Transition Scenes

65.     Opening Scenes

66.     Final Scene in the Story

67.     Summary of Scenes

68.     Beats

69.     Sequences

70.     Sequence Paradigm

71.     Writing the Scenes

72.     Screenplay Form

73.     Scene Paradigm

74.     Character

75.     Do’s & Don’ts

76.     Aristotle’s 5 Principles of Life

77.     Motivation

78.     Room to Grow

79.     Character Objectives

80.     Character’s Decisions

81.      Character Relationships

82.     Codes of Behavior

83.     Character Transformation

84.     Character Idiosyncrasies

85.      Character Contradiction

86.      Protagonist

87.      Audience Bond

88.      Protagonist’s Backstory

89.      No Goal, No Yardstick

90.     How to Make Your Protagonist Fantastic

91.     Antagonist

92.     Audience Empathy

93.     Enemies

94.     Strong Supporting Cast

95.     Secondary Characters

96.     Minor Characters & Crowds

97.     Love Interest

98.     Hurting the One You Love

99.     Family & Relatives

100.     Friends

101.      Details & Research

102.      Setting Up Your Protagonist

103.      Character Paradigm

104.      Dialogue

105.      It’s Not What You Say, But How Y0u Say It

106.      Show Don’t Tell

107.      Dialogue Paradigm

108.     Measuring the Pace

109.     Conflict

110.     Self-Conflict

111.     Comedic Relief

112.     Emotion

113.     Non-verbal Emotion

114.     Emotional Paradigm

115.     Writing the Screenplay

116.     On Collaboration

117.     After It’s Written

118.     3 Legal Ways to Claim Screenplay Ownership

119.     Other People’s Opinions

120.     Feedback on Your Screenplay

121.     Reality Check

122.     What Makes a Screenplay Great

123.     Questions to Ask Yourself

124.     Pitch & Sell Your Screenplay

125.     Key to Success

126.     What Makes a Quality Screenplay

127.      Selling Yourself

128.      Marketing Your Career

129.      Building a Network

130.      Recommendations

131.      Different Paths to a Deal

132.      Social Media

133.      Connection Strategies

134.      Negotiations

135.      What You Need

136.      Pitching

137.      Screenwriter’s Deal

138.      Option/Purchase Agreement

139.      Option/Purchase Deal

140.      Write What You Love; Love What you Write

141.       A Personal Note

142.      You Are the Never Ending Story

143.      Screenwritersworkshop.com


June 13

Comments from the Workshop

"Enjoyed relaxed atmosphere and ability to make comments or pose questions during presentation."

"This was an awesome workshop and program. Looking forward to the next workshop."

"The workshop was great. I'm looking forward to more workshops."

"Awesome! Good time."

"After this workshop I have a new perspective regarding screenwriting."

Special thanks goes out to each of you for your support and participation in the Screenwriter’s Workshop. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with such an outstanding group of individuals:


Adrienne Whiting / Anthony Wade / Audrey Green / Ben Bullard / Bill Henderson / Bryan Jackson / Chris Hartman / Delbert Jones / Elizabeth Taylor / Franklin Whiting / James Stoliker / Janette Rice / Joe Gribble / Pastor Linda Kirkland / Marion Fitten / Michael Gibbs / Regina Black / Rob McComb / Sherry Jackson / Robert Morgan / Talaya Robinson-Dancy / Tasha Harris / Tyson Cospy