Structuring the Screenplay or Series Pilot
Back in January, we offered a two-day class on Structuring the Screenplay or Series Pilot.
In teaching this class, we found it ended up being an intensive tutorial on everything from coming up with the idea to structuring and selling the script to building an ongoing writing career.
We used every lesson we’d learned from our own careers and those of the students we’ve helped, who’ve gone on to write scripts for such stars as Brad Pitt, top directors, producerd and studios, and many hit
So many people have been pleading with us to teach it again prior to launching into producing SPACE COMMAND, we’re offering once more. It’s not one of our regular classes, so there’s no telling when we’ll be holding it after this.
JUST ADDED! We’ll be having LIVE STREAMING — so you can take the class from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
Info’s below, including a special discount price. Feel free to call me at (323) 363-1259 or email with any questions.
All good thoughts your way,
STRUCTURING THE SCREENPLAY OR SERIES PILOT
A SUPERMENTORS 2-DAY COURSE
FOR WRITERS, PRODUCERS, AND DIRECTORS
SATURDAY and SUNDAY
September 29th-30th, 2012
in Encino, CA
A thought experiment:
You have a basket of your favorite, freshly-washed garments and you go
out to your clothesline to pin them up to dry — except (you suddenly
remember) — you don’t have a clothesline.
Would you then scatter them on the ground and hope a good wind will
come along and turn the trick?
Many writers have amazing experiences and ideas to share, but lack the
knowledge of basic storytelling structure to communicate these ideas
and experiences in a clear and powerful way.
Structure is like a clothesline that you hang the elements of your
story from. Without it, all that you seek to share may be scattered
to the wind.
In our previous TWO-DAY WEEKEND STRUCTURE CLASS, stories of great
potential that had been floundering – often for long periods – finally
Starting with BASIC PRINCIPLES and then addressing EACH PARTICIPANT’S
WORK INDIVIDUALLY, our students learned:
• The step-by-step mechanisms used in compelling storytelling, both in
SCREENPLAYS and in SERIES, the DRIVING ENGINE that will grab your
audience – and hold it!
• How to clarify the HEART OF YOUR STORY, the deeper truths beneath
the plot points, which allows your writing to soar.
• How to create unforgettable CHARACTERS and sparkling DIALOGUE.
• How, once your SCREENPLAY or SERIES PILOT IS COMPLETE, to SELL IT –
including the COLD CALL and the PITCH.
And much, much more!
Supermentors Marc and Elaine Zicree have written hundreds of hours of
produced movie and TV scripts for all the major networks and studios
and drawn praise for their work from such luminaries as Steven
Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Guillermo del Toro, Damon Lindelof, Joss
Whedon, Ray Bradbury, and many more.
And, as this two-day course is being presented by working
professionals, it will NOT be available again anytime soon!
Hurry – seats are STRICTLY limited!
You can pay via check, or by credit card or debit card on PayPal.
Just go to www.paypal.com and indicate you want to pay $399 to
firstname.lastname@example.org — OR mail a check payable to Marc Zicree, 7521 W.
Norton Ave. #8, West Hollywood CA 90046. Be sure to include your
phone number and email address.
WRITER-ACTOR MARCO “DAWG” BERRIOS: “I took the Supermentors course
earlier this year – WOW. The knowledge, guidance, attention to detail
and individual TLC has been downright priceless. I STRONGLY urge you
sign up immediately. It WILL change your life.”
COVERT AFFAIRS WRITER STEVE HARPER: “Marc and Elaine have big hearts
and excellent ideas about navigating the business. I felt affirmed,
guided and challenged (in a good way). They really know their stuff.”
EMMY-WINNER JOHN LINDAUER: “Since finishing their class, I’ve sold
screenplays to Brad Pitt and the producer of MILK and AMERICAN BEAUTY
– with the director of MONEYBALL attached!”
ACTRESS BARBARA BRAGG: “Working with Marc and Elaine has changed my
life — I just booked a terrific feature, became a produced playwright
– AND tripled my income!”
PRODUCER ARIELLA KAPELNER: “Since taking their class I received a
first look deal with Dreamworks. Marc and Elaine are worth every
penny and more!”
COWBOYS AND ALIENS AND IRON MAN WRITER MARK FERGUS: “Marc and Elaine
Zicree’s Supermentors class is a great way to start a career, build a
career or reinvent one. I can’t recommend it too highly.”
TRANSFORMERS 3 & WATCHMEN ACTOR BRETT STIMELY: “This turnaround in my
career is 99.9 percent Marc and Elaine!”
CSI & BATTLESTAR GALACTICA DIRECTOR MICHAEL NANKIN: “I’ve seen
Supermentors work again and again!”