The Script Coach Series

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Learn how to write a screenplay with ease rather than struggling, using right-brain methods taught by veteran screenwriter Jurgen Wolff. In five individual sessions you will learn (Week 1) how to have an endless flow of ideas (Week 2) create vivid characters (Week 3) go beyond templates and formulas to create powerful plots (Week 4) […]

Course:
The Script Coach Series
Starts:
March 3, 2014
From:
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Price:
£198
Tutor:
Jurgen Wolff
Duration:
5 Monday Evenings
Venue:
Raindance Film Centre
Address:
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10 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE, United Kingdom

There will be a break on the 17th March. The class will resume the following week.


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Write Your Screenplay

This is a unique opportunity to spend 5 Monday evenings with one of the most seasoned and experienced screenwriters living in Europe, the American Jurgen Wolff.

You can choose to attend any one or more of these sessions, but if you attend all of them you will have an incredibly powerful and cohesive combination of practical strategies for coming up with great ideas, transforming them into stand-out screenplays, and getting the attention of agents and producers.

Week 1: Generate An Endless Flow of Ideas

Stephen King says, ““I never think of stories as made things; I think of them as found things.” If you struggle sometimes to make stories and characters, in this session you’ll discover how to find them instead. You’ll discover innovative right-brain methods to:

  • Overcome blocks
  • Generate concepts
  • Solve story problems

This course on its own: £40 + VAT = £48.00
All 5 weeks save £35.00
Raindance Premium Members save an additional 15%

Week 2: Create Screenplay Characters that Come Alive

Characters are at the heart of every story and remembered long after people have forgotten the details of the plot. In this session you will discover how to apply the methods of the great writers like Dickens, Twin, and Chekhov to screenplay writing in order to:

  • Create vivid characters
  • Develop dynamic character relationships,
  • Go beyond stereotypes,
  • Find the comedy, drama and trauma in your characters.

Everyone who signs up for this session will receive a copy of Jurgen’s latest book, “Your Creative Writing Masterclass.”

This course on its own: £40 + VAT = £48.00
All 5 weeks save £35.00
Raindance Premium Members save an additional 15%

Week 3: Go Beyond the Templates to Write a Breakthrough Screenplay

Don’t cram your story into a pre-determined shape. Make the story the hero and let it take you on its journey. This session shows you practical ways to

  • Let a story shape evolve
  • Craft powerful openings
  • Overcome the second-act slump
  • Write a selling script (not a shooting script)

This course on its own: £40 + VAT = £48.00
All 5 weeks save £35.00
Raindance Premium Members save an additional 15%

Week 4: Find the Time and the Confidence to Write a Great Screenplay

Do you struggle sometimes to find the time to write and even when you do you worry it’s not good enough or nobody will want it?  Success in this field requires the right mindset, the ability to generate outstanding characters and plots, the time to write, and the confidence to see it through. In this session Jurgen will reveal how to:

  • Tame your inner critic
  • Use advanced productivity techniques for creative people.
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Finish what you start

This session includes a copy of Jurgen’s book, “Focus: how to use targeted thinking to get more done.”

This course on its own: £40 + VAT = £48.00
All 5 weeks save £35.00
Raindance Premium Members save an additional 15%

Week 5: Guerrilla Warfare For The Writer

It’s a crowded and competitive marketplace for scriptwriters. Do what everybody else is doing and you’ll get what everybody else is getting: ignored, mostly. Tonight we look at how you can stand out (without getting arrested). You will find out how to :

  • Write a powerful query letter to agents and producers
  • Use new media to get attention
  • Find an agent (when and where to look)
  • Network effectively (you’re probably going to the wrong events)
  • Stand out even if you’re an introvert

This course on its own: £40 + VAT = £48.00
All 5 weeks save £35.00
Raindance Premium Members save an additional 15%

BONUS: If you sign up for all five sessions, you can also take part in Jurgen’s online Massive Action Day on Saturday, April 20, free! It’s a day to turbo-charge your progress on your screenplay or other project, and normally costs £10. Jurgen has also kindly offered a free webinar in May to anyone who books all 5 classes, to answer any questions you have left over from the course!

BONUS: The Log Line Lab

It’s essential that you have a log line or elevator pitch for your project—a very brief description that entices agents, producers, actors and others to say, “Interesting! Tell me more!”

This is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever write because it gives you so little time to try to convey the greatness of your script—every word counts!

What would it be worth to you to get help crafting the most powerful log line/ elevator pitch for your screenplay, from an experienced writer who has pitched successfully to Hollywood studios, all three major US networks, and independent producers in the US, UK and Germany?

For the first time, we are adding this BONUS for those who sign up for Jurgen Wolff’s Script Coach workshop series.

The Script Coach workshops start at 6.30pm, but on weeks 3, 4 and 5 the Log Line Lab will be in session from 6 -6.30pm, meaning there’s a full extra 90 minutes in which you can present your log line pitch and get help in crafting it to be as powerful and persuasive as possible, if you sign up now for the entire course.

(Jurgen Wolff’s screenwriting blog is at www.ScreenwritingSuccess.com, where you can sign up for his free monthly Brainstorm creativity e-bulletin. His most recent books are Your Creative Writing Masterclass and Your Writing Coach, both published by Nicholas Brealey and available from Amazon and other booksellers.)

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About Jurgen Wolff

Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher, and creativity consultant. In the United States, he wrote for sitcoms including “Benson” and “Family Ties.” He wrote the feature film, “The Real Howard Spitz,” starring Kelsey Grammer and directed by Vadim Jean. He was a script doctor on the hit film, “Mannequin” and others starring Michael Caine, Walter Matthau, and Eddie Murphy. For Germany, he co-created the comedy series, “Lukas,” which ran for 65 episodes, and an original comedy series called “Krista.” He also wrote nine episodes of the series,” Relic Hunter.” He wrote two TV movies for the Olsen Twins, and several the German TV movies including, “On Top of the Volcano,” starring Maria Schrader and Sebastian Koch (2007). His play, “Killing Mother,” was produced at the Gorky Theatre in Berlin, and he’s also had plays produced in New York, Los Angeles, and London.

As a writing and creativity teacher, his courses include “Beyond Brainstorming,” “Create Your Future,” and “The Creative Breakthrough Workshop.” He has presented his courses at the University of Southern California, the University of Barcelona, the Skyros Institute, many films schools, and groups and organisations including The Academy for Chief Executives, Egmont, Grundy-UFA, and Columbia-Tri-Star. For eight years he was a visiting lecturer for the Pilots Program in Sitges.

His books include “Your Writing Coach” and “Your Creative Writing Masterclass” (Nicholas Brealey Publishing), “Creativity Now” (Pearson),“Do Something Different” (Virgin Business Books), “Successful Scriptwriting” (Writers Digest Press), “Top Secrets: Screenwriting” (Lone Eagle Press), and “Successful Sitcom Writing” (St. Martin’s Press). He has written for many publications including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Broadcast Magazine, and he is the editor of “Brainstorm,” the creativity ebulletin.

His writing blogs are at www.TimeToWrite.blogs.com and www.SuccessfulScreenwriting.com. He runs the Writing Breakthrough Strategy Program, an online group coaching program. He is based in London but spends part of each year in Los Angeles. He can be contacted at jurgenwolff@gmail.com.