Breaking Your Story From Moment to Moment
A video presentation by one of the industry's top consultants, and the ISA's Director of Education & Outreach. A lecture that you can utilize at your own pace, whenever you like.
(Please note that the video presented here is a recording of a previously live event.)
This is one part of the three-day weekend the ISA hosted in Chicago during the May 2017 TV Weekend event. You can purchase all three video presentations and lectures with the TV Writing Video Package here.
Audiences will tune in to watch a pilot episode due to the basic conceptual make-up of a particular show, its tone, and possibly a leading actor, but they continue watching the series if and when the well-crafted characters are entertaining, emotionally developed, and intertwined with a unique sequence of recurring and repeated action. What does all of that really mean? What kind of ride will you put your audience on, and more importantly, how do you develop a show that will continually entertain the audience week in and week out? Using examples from the hit NBC drama Timeless, and Netflix’s cult-favorite, Stranger Things, Max will break down the storylines for each show in order to prove how important it is to develop your own show’s recurring moment before ever writing a page of the script.
Learn From an Expert
Max Timm is the Director of Education & Outreach with the ISA, with over a decade of experience in developing written material and writers’ careers. His focus with the ISA is to build a creative community and bring ISA writers closer to managers, agents, and producers. Recently he has helped build the ISA Development Program, submitting writers’ projects on their behalf and helping them launch their careers – ten writers have received options and representation since 2015 because of Max’s direct assistance and support.His personal coaching, consulting, and development service, The Story Farm, develops writers and their material much like a studio executive or literary manager would, walking a writer through the rewrite process one draft at a time.
The skills you'll learn in this online video presentation will help you turn your good TV script into a great script, and get you ready to pitch and sell at the highest level. This is a highly competitive industry, so let us help you elevate your craft and your career.
Open to all storytellers – Screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, filmmakers, producers, agents, actors, development executives and more can benefit from this course.
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Breaking Your Story Through the Recurring Moment - Video