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Creating Characters that Grab and Hold a Reader’s Attention with Corey Mandell

Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PDT)

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  Creating Characters That Grab and Hold a Reader's Attention with UCLA Instructor and Screenwriter Corey Mandell
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Create The Characters That Make Your
Script A "Recommend"


Compelling characters are essential to any successful screenplay. Yet few writers are consistent in their ability to develop characters that are strong enough to truly grab and hold a reader’s attention.  

This seminar offers guided specific tools and exercises writers can use to create fascinating, believable characters that will captivate readers. The seminar also shares a variety of writing processes professional writers use to explore, develop and refine their characters. They are the same tools and techniques Corey teaches in his UCLA classes, private workshops and script coaching services for working writers.

Topics include:

  • What all compelling characters have in common
  • How to create professional level dialogue
  • Creative integration for long term success
  • How to turn off the inner critic
  • Effective tools to avoid procrastination


Register now and make your characters unforgettable!

Live Q&A:

There will also be a live question-and-answer session during the last 15 to 20 minutes of the webinar where all attendees can chat questions to Corey live. These questions will be chosen at random. You may also submit questions in advance to attention Corey Mandell Questions. These submissions will be considered for the Q&A as well.

If you miss the scheduled time, you will receive an email the morning after the event has closed with a link to watch the video at your convenience.


About Corey Mandell:

Corey Mandell is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Meg Ryan, Warner Bros., Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, Kopelson Entertainment, and Walt Disney Pictures. Corey is a distinguished instructor at UCLA, where he earned his MFA. He is also a mentor for Film Independent's Screenwriting Lab.

His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Bros., Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, Showtime, USA Network and HBO. Others have gained admission to the USC and UCLA MFA Screenwriting Programs, the AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Program and Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab.

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