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The Secrets of Action Screenwriting with William Martell

Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PDT)

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  Hollywood Screenwriter
William C. Martell
Teaches You the Secrets
of Action and Thriller Screenplays
A Webinar Brought
to You by Final Draft, Inc.


Want to write the next Haywire or Safehouse? Technique-based webinar based on the best selling book. How to design an exciting action sequence, create a high concept villain's plan, use diversion & anticipation to make your script unpredictable, and create great heroes and villains. Dozens of techniques that can be used in any genre.

"... the best book on the practical nuts-and-bolts mechanics of writing a screenplay I've ever read." -- Ted Elliott, co-writer of The Mask of Zorro, Shrek, the Pirates of The Caribbean series, and The Lone Ranger with Terry Rossio.

"William C. Martell knows the action genre inside out. Read and learn from an expert!" -- Mark Verheiden, writer of Time Cop and The Mask and TV's Heroes.

During this informative webinar, he will cover topics screenwriters need to know like:

  • The most important element of your action or thriller script: The Villain’s Plan
  • Why you need an active villain ... or your story is dead
  • Making your villains’s plan unpredictable and exciting
  • The mistake of multiple villains ... and the ladder of henchmen
  • Heroes: supermen vs every man -- which choice is right for your story?
  • How to create bad-ass lead characters -- from Chuck Norris to Haywire.
  • Mirror images and flip sides -- the hero/villain relationship
  • Bad guy leads -- can my hero be a villain?
  • Creating high-concept action scenes
  • How to make your action scenes also character scenes
  • Found weapons and the Naked Kill System
  • Reversals and suspense and gags
  • .... and so much more!

As an aspiring screenwriter, you've asked these questions on message boards, at conferences, and to consultants. But now is your chance to ask a working Hollywood screenwriter what you need to know about writing your action script in today's industry.

Don't miss this opportunity to find out how William C. Martell writes scripts that sell and how you can use his knowledge to get the most out of your career.

Register now to ensure your spot at the live webinar event for only $29. You will receive an email with instructions on attending this event.

There will also be a live question-and-answer session during the last 20 minutes of the webinar where all attendees can chat questions to William live. These questions will be chosen at random.

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.

Register now and spend some quality time with a working screenwriter, courtesy of the leading software for scriptwriters in the business, Final Draft.

About William C. Martell:

William C. Martell just handed in the first draft for the studio remake of a 1980s horror film, and has written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: 3 for HBO, 2 for Showtime, 2 for USA Net, and a whole bunch of CineMax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). He has been on some film festival juries, including Raindance in London (twice - once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright - back to "jury duty" in October of 2009). Roger Ebert discussed his work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 "If We Picked The Winners" Oscar(r) show. He's been quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book The Way Hollywood Tells It. His USA Net flick Hard Evidence was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film Something to Talk About and out-rented it in the USA. In 2007 he had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top-10 rentals.

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This webinar will take place on WebEx. WebEx is a simple, online, user-friendly interface that allows you to participate in this event by listening to the speaker and moderator through your computer speaker or headphones, submitting questions during the Q&A period at the end of the event, and watching the video of the event at any time after the webinar is complete.

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