How-To-Make-A-Good-Script-Great

How to Make a Good Script Great

$297.00

In this five-part program, veteran screenwriter and WGAW Board member Aaron Mendelsohn teaches the tried-and-true rewriting methods utilized by successful screenwriters working in film and TV today.

From fixing that meandering second act to writing dialogue that sizzles to honing your characters until they pop from the page, Aaron’s system will help you make your good scripts great while giving you the tools to write better first drafts.

Aaron will also discuss post-completion strategies, fashioning an effective logline and pitch, soliciting agents, and attracting producers and talent.

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CHAPTER 1

ASKING YOURSELF THE TOUGH QUESTIONS

Lesson 1-1: How to improve your first draft effectively (60:00)

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Home Study 1


 

CHAPTER 2

IMPROVING CONTEXT & CHARACTER

Lesson 2-1: How to improve your context and characters (60:00)

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Home Study 2: Context
Home Study 2: Characters


 

CHAPTER 3

OPTIMIZING STRUCTURE & CONFLICT

Lesson 3-1: How to improve the beats, scenes, sequences and acts that make up your screenplay (60:00)


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Home Study 3: Optimizing Structure


 

CHAPTER 4

BETTER SCENES & DIALOGUE

Lesson 4-1: How to improve individual scenes and dialogue(60:00)



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Home Study 4: Better Scenes & Dialogue


 

CHAPTER 5

YOUR SCRIPT IS GREAT! NOW WHAT?

Lesson 5-1: How to enhance your script’s chances and get exposure
(60:00)


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Pitching Tips

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Teacher Bio
Aaron Mendelsohn
Aaron has been a working screenwriter and producer for nearly twenty years. He is best known for co-creating and co-writing the successful AIR BUD family film franchise, which has sired eleven sequels to date.

Aaron recently wrote the feature PRINCES for Warner Bros and producer Akiva Goldsman and the drama pilot THE ASSOCIATE for Sony and executive producer David Shore. He currently has the animated series HOODS in development at Cartoon Network. Other produced projects include the perennial ABC Family holiday movie THE 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS, the Lifetime TV movie CHANGE OF HEART, the Fox TV series KINDRED: THE EMBRACED, the kids' TV pilot THE ADVENTURES OF TAXI DOG, the family film THREE INVESTIGATORS AND THE SECRET OF TERROR CASTLE, and the independent feature CHAPTER ZERO, which he also directed. Aaron has also written film and TV projects for Fox, New Line, Showtime, Paramount, New Regency, Hasbro Studios, Bob Yari, Lightstorm, Arnold Kopelson and others.

For the past several years Aaron has also been working in new media, writing and producing web series and branded entertainment for clients such as AOL, NBCU Digital, Intel, Group M, Paramount Digital, Party City, Mark Burnett, Ace Hardware, Mindshare, Audi, Unilever, Ford and many other top media companies, agencies and brands.

Aaron was recently re-elected to his fifth term on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America West.

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