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SCRIPTS 2.O Bootcamp

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Netflix is pumping half a billion dollars into developing "Canadian" content. The CBC just got millions from the government to do the same. Combined with internet companies and international studios hungry for "universal" stories, there may never be a better time to be a Canadian scriptwriter. If you live in Toronto, the sheer quantity of "multicultural" stories and sources available is breathtaking! And we're going to get you started IN ONE DAY!

This introduction to our story-driven summer film & tv script writing bootcamps (held weeknights during July and August from 7 to 9 pm) focuses exclusively on identifying and using the most essential feature film and televisions scriptwiting skills. We do not attempt to address subjects as varied and subjective as marketing, networking, or producing your scripts. In just one day, in four hours, you will learn how to:

1) Structure the key elements of your stories for sitcoms, drama series, and screenplays. Draw from popular methods such as "Save The Cat" and "Storyfix". Stop wasting time trying to invent and reinvent already age-old story paradigms.

2) Master simple storytelling patterns and manipulate viewers into experiencing a wide range of emotions by engineering an effective "flow" in your story structure. Every type of story has a basic pattern.

3) Develop a list of backup script projects for opportunities as they arise. Most scripts that are sold are not usually the scripts that a writer is trying to sell, they're the stories that the producers think they can sell.

4) Write simple one- or two-sentence loglines for pitches by applying the techniques that online directories use. Write pitches as you need them, specifically to be understood by your audience of potential buyers.

5) Learn how to write loose, authentic, naturally-flowing dialogue using simple improvisational methods, and in interactions with other writers.

6) Analyze existing pilot, episode, and feature scripts to discover and emulate methods used by the most successful (professional) writers.

7) Get a rudimentary understanding of how to quickly and effectively work with other writers to collaborate on script projects, regardless of the source or origination.

Please note: You will not instantly become employable as a professional scriptwriter at the end of this bootcamp. You will however be able to create, formalize, and develop your script ideas. And you will definitely be able to collaborate with others to develop commercial film and television scripts. If you need additional help with actual scriptwriting, we'll even be glad to provide you with collaborative ghostwriting, and get your projects completed even faster.

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