with David Baboulene Ph.D
Without character, you have no story. In this session, David Baboulene discusses the primary colours of character…
- The critical role of subtext
- Character arcs and growth
…and getting in touch with the all-important darker shades through conflict and antagonism.
Feedback from David’s previous seminars
“David Baboulene is truly a master when it comes to the science behind storytelling.”
Craig Hinde, Producer/Director
“David’s approach to story really gets under the bonnet of your specific narrative, rather than relying on tired old structural dictates. Highly recommended!”
Alex Marx, Scriptwriter
“We cannot recommend David Baboulene highly enough. His insights and expertise on story creation have been invaluable, helping us get the script of ‘Hallo Joe’ to the point where we’ve sold the option and look forward to full production”
Mark Halliley & Perry Schaffer, Scriptwriters
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Story Theory
Screenwriting for Film and Television
In this session, writers will hear directly from professional actors what they look for in a script, what turns their “Maybes” into “Yes’s.” and what are the convincers that will make them happily work for on-a-budget (and sometimes even for free!).
An in-depth analysis of the Protagonists in three movies – The Social Network, Bridesmaids, and Up – to demonstrate a comprehensive Inside Out approach to character development which you can use to craft your own Protagonist. Revelatory.
They met at LondonSWF events, made a Create50 film and committed to making a world class feature together… Their movie, 2:Hrs, is released on July 29th. How did they do it? How can you too?
Join Mash Report lead writer Tim Telling and executive producer Christopher Stott as they discuss the challenges of running a news-reactive television comedy show, making the transition from internet to TV and the inevitable Daily Show comparisons.
Get into the mindset of studio executives, film producers, agents, managers and TV execs to get the lowdown on High Concept, the commercial obsession with ‘Similar but Different’, Genre Bending, Gender Bending, Geo-Bending, and more.
In this session, David Baboulene demonstrates the link between the way the mind works and the way stories grip and engage us; and how you can use this knowledge to create power in your stories.
How does theme function in relation to your story? Scott Myers will present a clear articulation of theme — what it is, how it functions, and how to use themes to both expand and focus your understanding of the stories you write.
Writing horror or paranormal? Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife) explores what dark delights the modern genre screenwriter can learn from the demented practitioners of the past.
How true is James Bond to real life MI6 operatives? How do the police and MI5 work together on terrorism cases? Where do Special Forces fit in? This session will provide a fascinating look into the spying game, and answer your research questions.