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Writing impactful dialogue helps to reveal more about characters, imparts information and moves the story forward. How you create the dialogues in your screenplay will determine how original it is at conveying meaning, developing the story, and drawing the audience into the emotions of your characters.
You have developed your story and your characters. Now you want to give them a voice. How can you translate your imagination to paper? What are the most effective tools to write lines the actors will love you for? How can you test whether the conversations ring true? How can you improve what you have already written?
This session will cover
- the purpose of dialogue
- the rules of dialogue writing
- fundamental questions you should ask yourself about the dialogue in a scene
- analysis of example dialogue
- exercises that will help you to improve your dialogue writing skills
Who is this session for
Writers, directors, producers, actors and anyone who intends to break into the film industry.
About the speaker
Romana Carén Lakinger-Njari is a filmmaker, actress and vocal coach from Vienna, Austria. She graduated from the Raindance Postgraduate Degree in 2016.
Romana has been working in theatre, film and TV since the age of eight. Romana was trained as an actress at Actors Studio Pallas in Vienna and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. In 2003 Romana was Austria´s first certified Speech-Level-Singing instructor and has been teaching singers and actors of all levels at Acting Academy Elfriede Ott as well as her own studio.
As a filmmaker her main focus is on writing and directing short and feature films, TV and web series. Romana has developed two feature film screenplays for Berlin based production company Bad Motel Movies. Further, she has collaborated with them as a creative consultant for their feature film Big City Lights.
Currently Romana is working on her first feature film There Are No Kangaroos In Austria collaborating with production companies in Scotland and Austria and has been producing and hosting her own cooking show Peace, Joy & Eggcake for Austrian broadcaster OKTO since 2015.
Further, Romana is currently developing a TV series about Austrian journalist and politician Adelheid Popp, Die Frau (The Woman).