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Create More Compelling, Castable Characters!

Danny Manus and No BullScript Consulting

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Create More Compelling, Castable Characters!

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Great Characters bring stories to life.

Compelling, Original Characters attract major talent and grab executives' attention.

Iconic Characters are remembered forever.

Nothing keeps an executive, agent, actor or contest judge reading to the last past more than a character that connects with and engrosses them.

If you've ever struggled with getting to know your characters, giving them depth, making them pop on the page, crafting convincing arcs, keeping your protagonist consistent, or making your characters feel three-dimensional ... Then join me for this 4-Week Online Course sure to improve your story-telling skills.

Through 4 Weeks of Interactive Webinars, Special Industry Guest Q&A's, and over a dozen Exclusive Character Exercises and Assignments, I will show you new ways to approach your characters, stories and structure that will lead you to creating more elevated and more compelling, castable characters!

Live Webinars will be held every Friday at 1pm PST. But since this is an online course, you can attend from anywhere and listen at YOUR convenience!

During this course, we will cover:

- 12 Exclusive Exercises to Create a Character Profile with Purpose

- 12 Elements of Three-Dimensional, Elevated Characters

- Crafting Strong, Original Female Characters

- How to take Archetypes to the Next Level

- Different Strategies to Introduce your Characters

- Keys to Describing your Characters in Engaging, Visual Ways

- The Pathology of Great Antagonists & How to Write Memorable Villains

- Keys to Creating Subplots & Strong Supporting Characters

- Writing Roles Actors Want to Play

- Studying Character Profiles of Iconic Movie Characters

- Effective strategies for Pitching Your Characters

- And More!

*** UPDATE: Every week we will have a Special Industry Guest Live for a Q&A before our lesson! Our currently scheduled guests will include:

- Chad Hayes, co-writer of the $200M hit THE CONJURING and the upcoming disaster film SAN ANDREAS starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson

- Ben Lustig & Jake Thornton, the screenwriters who just sold their first major script WINTER'S KNIGHT to Sony for a MILLION dollars!

- Blake Robbins, actor/writer/director. In addition to starring on The Office and OZ on HBO, Blake is the writer/director/star of The Sublime and Beautiful, a movie new indie drama currently winning awards on the festival circuit.

- Our 4th Guest will be a Development Exec/Manager still TBD.

These esteemed guests are sure to give you insight into every aspect of character from different perspectives!


The Registration Fee for this class is only $199!

And for a small additional fee, you can order the BONUS PACKAGE and receive these extra add-ons

- A 60-Minute First Act or Brainstorming/Career Counseling Consultation (normally $95)

- My Downloadable 90 Minute Webinar "The No B.S. Guide to Pitching & Pitchfests" (normally $59)

- 20% OFF Exclusive Coupon Code for ALL books, classes and merchandise on WRITERSSTORE.COM

          - The Pocket Screenwriting Guide E-book

          - And more, still TBA!

REGISTER NOW and I look forward to helping all of you make your characters shine!

Have questions about Create More Compelling, Castable Characters!? Contact Danny Manus and No BullScript Consulting


Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Danny Manus and No BullScript Consulting

Danny Manus is one of the most in-demand script consultants as CEO of No BullScript Consulting ( and author of “No B.S. for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective.” He was ranked one of the Top 15 “Cream of the Crop” script consultants in CS Magazine and named one of ScreenCraft’s “25 People Writers Should Follow on Twitter”.

His clients include finalists or winners of the ABC/Disney Fellowship, Austin Film Festival, PAGE Awards, Nashville Film Festival, Scriptapalooza, etc. He has consulted on projects including Strangerlands starring Nicole Kidman, I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart, and In-Lawfully Yours starring Marilu Henner. He was previously the Director of Development for Clifford Werber Productions (Cinderella Story), where he sold “To Oz” to United Artists and was a production executive on Just Add Water and Sydney White. He was also the Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures (Lovelace) and the DOD at Sandstorm Films (The Covenant, 8MM2), which had a first look deal at Screen Gems.

Danny has appeared on numerous podcasts, BBC radio, is a columnist for ScriptMag, a judge five years running for PAGE Awards, and has been a speaker at Austin Film Festival, Producer’s Guild of America, Kansas City Film Fest, and dozens of other major writing conferences. You can follow him on Twitter @DannyManus.

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