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Crafting Complex Characters

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Tempe, AZ 85281

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Crafting Complex Characters

EARLY BIRD PRICING - Sign up by Oct 31st and pay only $49 (and $39 for paid PSA members).

Description: There are three kinds of feelings when reading a script—interest, boredom, and WOW! To become a successful screenwriter you must create that WOW! feeling on as many pages as possible, and this always starts with crafting complex characters that readers connect with emotionally. In this intensive workshop that goes beyond the basics of character development, UCLA instructor Karl Iglesias showcases techniques and tricks of the trade from highly successful screenwriters to create multi-dimensional characters and instantly humanize them to achieve that elusive emotional connection readers look for. A must for any writer who's mastered the basics but has yet to break the barrier.

Topics include:
* The distinction between character emotion vs. reader emotion.
* Creating compelling characters that satisfy the audience five emotional needs
* The Build–Reveal-Connect Process
* The six key questions for building characters
* The four types of protagonists and their corresponding emotions
* The crucial elements that create a strong emotional connection with your characters
* Creating character stakes that resonate universally with audiences
* The three essential throughlines in a story and how most writers ignore one of them.

The 90 minute class will be followed by a 60 minute Q&A.

Instructor: Karl Iglesias is an internationally-renowned script doctor and consultant, specializing in the reader’s emotional response to the written page. He is the author of the best-selling Writing For Emotional Impact and The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, and a contributor to Now Write! Screenwriting and Cut to the Chase. He has presented seminars at writing conferences and film festivals worldwide, and has consulted on story for film studios and Fortune 500 companies. He’s an adjunct professor at California State University - Fullerton and a lecturer at UCLA Extension’s Writer’s Program, where he received the Outstanding Screenwriting Instructor award in 2010.

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