Event DetailsMonday November 9, 2020 5:00 pm
Rewrites: Where Great Scripts Are REALLY Made
Perhaps you know where your pilot/feature script is falling short, but aren’t quite sure how to fix it. Or maybe you’ve gotten feedback that your script isn’t 100% there yet, but are unclear on what steps to take next. No matter what the case, we’ll help you whip your own screenplay into shape, making changes large and small to enhance it across the board—from more exciting characters to more shocking plot twists to more gripping, eye-catching language, and lots more.
Some of the topics and techniques we’ll cover include:
- Implement the ultimate page-one checklist to engage every reader
- 5 techniques to make people beg to read your script (not the other way around)
- Amplify each scene by preloading it with increased tension
- Build in ultra-clear goals and urgency throughout
- Use smart page layout, verb choice, and even punctuation to make a world of difference
- Maximize each character’s flaw for a stronger empathetic connection
- Give yourself 3 gifts to create a powerful engine that pulls us through the story
- Implement the Action Pass, the Dialogue Pass, the Goals Pass, and others so that the pages fly by
- Demonstration of live rewrite passes on actual screenplay pages
…and a whole lot more. I hope to see you there!
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 WGA East seminar series that aims to live up to its name – to teach the fundamentals for screenwriters that need a refresher or journalists and other screenwriting novices looking to learn for the first time.