7:00 Breaking Your Story for Maximum Impact

Room: Online
Time: 7:00pm

with Sean Robert Daniels

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Have you ever been in a story meeting that seems to have been going nowhere forever? 

Stuck in an argument about your protagonist’s backstory? 

Staring at the wreckage of your film or tv series after crashing into a wall of plotting problems?

Taking part in, or running, story breaking sessions that are working… but they just feel like work. The fun’s all gone and it’s a weary, tiring drudge?

Maybe you’re putting together and running a writers room for the first time, or simply gathering together fellow writers to break some stories… and you’re not sure how to effectively run your sessions?

Perhaps you’re unsure how to to create an environment where everyone feels like they’re able to contribute, and an be active part of the process?

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. And our speaker Sean Robert Daniels has been there many times. But in this session he’ll share simple strategies and effective techniques to make breaking stories exciting, entertaining, and most importantly – effective.

You will learn:

  • Strategies to make your story development sessions more efficient, inclusive, and fun.
  • Techniques for creating story safety nets in developing television series.
  • How to embrace terrible ideas as the key to unlocking problems in your story.

Appearing in this session

Sean Robert Daniels

Sean Robert Daniels – Nicholl Fellow-winning Screenwriter

Killers, The Docket, The Last Victims, For The Birds

Screenwriter, head writer, script editor, story consultant, and 1st South African to win the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting
Sean Robert Daniels

Tuesday 26th May

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