Screenwriting Labs are Back!
Online Saturday screenwriting labs are back!
Oyez. Online Zoom screenwriting labs with yours truly, author and award winning screenwriter Max Adams, are back in September. Yay!
These are Saturday Zoom labs.
The first is The Logline Lab. Yeah yeah, I know, you could tool around plugging exciting metaphors into a sentence all day to create a spiff logline on your own. Or all weekend. Or all week. Or all year. But, that logline probably won’t contain the five pieces of information someone industry actually needs to know in order to sell the concept upstairs or really determine what the story is about and whether they went to read it in the first place.
How do I know this? I’ve seen what people are tossing about as “logllines” on the internet. And it ain’t pretty.
See, it’s one thing to have a great idea. It’s another to build it into a great big script for a movie. And still another to compress that great idea into one straight forward concise statement that quickly and coherently conveys that idea AKA concept to others.
Come take the logline lab and instead of spending days, nights, weekends and even weeks crafting one logline, spend two hours in the lab with me and learn how to do it right every time on every logline. Yay!
What: The Logline Lab
When: Saturday Sept 30
What Time: 8 PM ET
The next is The Lookbook Lab. This is about putting together a solid presentation of imagery in and online magazine layout presentation that gives someone industry an immediate visual impression of story, tone, content and genre for your script AKA movie or pilot. We writers didn’t used to have to do these. Production designers used to use these a lot. Then directors started using them. Now more and more, the lookbook is a more than helpful selling and pitching tool that will benefit you and raise you head and shoulders above others sending out queries and pitches. And, if you’re planning to produce or direct too? You really really need to know how to do this.
Come find out more in this hands on lab doing a walk through of what a lookbook needs to do, what it shouldn’t do, and crafting a lookbook in real time in the lab to see how all the pieces come into play. We are also going to be playing a lot with Canva in this lab, because Canva is a great tool to use crafting lookbooks.
What: The Lookbook Lab
When: Saturday Oct 7
What Time: 8 PM ET
See you at the labs!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Max Adams is an author and award winning screenwriter. She has written for Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures – and a couple others to remain unnamed because no one around here wants to get black listed. Max is a former volunteer AFI Alumni reader and WGAw online mentor, has appeared as a speaker at AMPAS, USC, and Film Arts Foundation, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Utah, is the author of The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide AND The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, and has the dubious distinction of having been dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety for selling three pitches over a holiday weekend – which made her agents cry. [In a good way.] She answers now to both “Max” and “Red Hot” in crowds and dog parks.