Finding Story Gold Under Your Nose: How to Mine Newspaper Articles for Killer Stories that SELL

with Dominic Morgan

Finding Story Gold Under Your Nose: How to Mine Newspaper Articles for Killer Stories that SELL image

As a Hollywood screenwriter, Dominic has sold over a dozen feature film and TV scripts inspired by newspaper articles and true stories.

In this masterclass, Dominic will share his top tips and tricks for finding, developing and selling true-story material. You will learn how to rip stories from the headlines and use this material to convince producers to buy your projects and hire you on writing assignments.

As part of this workshop, Dominic will mentor you in a ‘live-fire’ story creation exercise, which will arm you with the skills to create a WHOLE SLATE of movie and TV concepts inspired by newspaper articles.

Appearing in this session

Dominic Morgan

Dominic Morgan – Screenwriter

Credits include Hard Target 2, An Act of Defiance

Dominic has written for 30-plus studios and production companies, including Universal Studios, Working Title, Scott Free and the BBC.
Dominic Morgan

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