Event DetailsMonday April 6, 2020 5:00 pm via Webinar
The eighth installment of the Fundamentals of Screenwriting Series with Timothy Michael Cooper.
What exactly is “voice”? How do you find it, develop it, and use it to your advantage? Using prime examples from the most memorable screenwriters and scripts of our time, we’ll help you identify, embrace, and enhance your voice to write a story only you could tell.
Some of the topics and techniques we’ll cover in part 8 of the Fundamentals series include:
- Why a standout voice often supersedes EVERY other screenwriting skill
- Break down 5 of the most memorable opening pages in TV/film history
- Select a story that NO ONE else could tell the way you do
- Top 10 traits executives are subconsciously seeking in every script
- Let your own experiences and personality permeate every word you write
- Fun games and techniques to make your own writing style pop
- 20 tips and tricks to bring your life story into every action, beat, and dialogue
- Make bold choices—leave us feeling something powerful
…and a whole lot more. Hope to see you online!
Timothy Michael Cooper is an award-winning filmmaker, comedy writer, and script consultant. He wrote and directed the Writers Guild Award-nominated Concierge: The Series, starring Kate McKinnon. His short comedy Lemon premiered at Tribeca, played at dozens of international festivals and on United Airlines, and is currently in development as a sitcom. Plus, he’s been part of the writers’ room for the Writers Guild Awards for the past six years, writing monologue jokes and sketches for numerous hosts/presenters.
Through his company, Blueprint Screenwriting Group, he’s taught hundreds of writers. His clients and students have sold their scripts to major studios; staffed on multiple network and cable TV shows; screened/won at SXSW, Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, etc.; and got their movies and shows made across the globe.
Timothy is a proud member of the WGAE, the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Writers’ Workshop, the Hollywood Radio & Television Society, and the WGAE Softball Team.
About The Fundamentals of Screenwriting Series
The Fundamentals of Screenwriting with Timothy Michael Cooper is a new WGA East seminar series. This series aims to live up to its name – to teach the fundamentals for screenwriters that need a refresher or journalists looking to learn for the first time.
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