Scott MyersScreenwriter, Producer, Educator
Since selling his spec script K-9 in 1987, Scott has written 30 projects for every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His film writing credits include K-9 starring Jim Belushi, Alaska starring Vincent Kartheisher, and Trojan War starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. From 2002 to 2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, a television production company. In 2002, he began teaching screenwriting in his spare time.
He won the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005 and for eight years taught in the Writing for Screen and Stage program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Currently Scott is an Assistant Professor at the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts. He is also co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class (a unique online resource for writers), a member of the Writers’ Guild of America West, and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale University Divinity School.
Scott has hosted Go Into The Story since its launch on May 16, 2008, which is partnered with the Black List as its official screenwriting blog. He is currently writing a book ‘The Protagonist’s Journey: Character Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling’ for London-based publishers Palgrave Macmillan.
Scott Myers is appearing at the following sessions:
Master Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling with Scott Myers: Day 7 of Festival Week (April 20th 2020)
In a story, one character demands a writer’s overall attention: the Protagonist. Learn how to find your story by immersing yourself in all your characters, beginning and ending with the Protagonist.
Pixar Studios is THE most successful filmmaking group in history. The biggest key to their success? Their understanding of and commitment to STORY. Learn how the master storytellers at Pixar employ these narrative dynamics to imbue their movies with compelling themes and universal emotional appeal.
Enrich and focus your story by immersing yourself in the lives of your characters in this three-hour lab for TV and film screenwriters.
Scene description offers a writer the opportunity to express their unique voice. How? Through the marriage of genre and style. Scott Myers debunks the mythical screenwriting ‘rules’ and demonstrates the ways in which successful professional writers convey their voice through screenplay style.
A well-drawn Nemesis will enliven a screenplay by functioning as a worthy foe to the Protagonist and creating the story’s central conflict. Learn how to think of the Nemesis as a projection of your Protagonist’s shadow enabling you to create a psychological connection between these two pivotal characters.
The best way to prepare yourself for a career as a professional screenwriter is to approach the craft as if you already ARE a professional screenwriter. With over thirty commissioned film and TV writing projects to his credit, Scott Myers will clue you into twenty-plus tips and techniques he has picked up over the years.