THE CHAMPION CORNER
THE CHAMPION LAB
If you are reading this, I will let you in on a little secret. The announcement that I made in my video blog is that I am working on a multi-DVD set that will be an exhaustive presentation of my teaching about screenwriting. I expect there to be at least six DVDs and 10 hours of material but it might be twice that. Like in a first draft... I am going to stumble upon and discover stuff along the way.
As we have been shooting, I find myself periodically frustrated by the fact that there's no interaction and "dialogue" between me and a student about their specific work. I am going to figure out some way to emulate that in the DVD set. If you are a fan of my articles or DVDS, you may be surprised by my opinion that they are like, way (lived in the Valley for ten plus years) not as good, as the insight I can provide working one-on-one with a person and his or her material.
You've probably read some of my 2000-word articles about one-minute scenes in back issues. Well, wouldn't 2000-words focused on your own writing be even more productive for you? If my 40-minute lecture on character orchestration doesn't help, maybe three surgically-placed words to tweak the meet-cute set up or to clarify your protagonist's dilemma will. There are a bunch of top 20 writers from previous contests who thought the insight improved their writing.
I know we can create some amazing synergy together in the Champion Lab with 10 - 20 of the contest's top writers. I am going to be promoting the other sponsors here in the Champion Corner this summer, but I just wanted to remind you that the 150 hours I give to the semifinalists in the winter ain't too shabby either. Hope to see you in Hollywood at the end of the year.
The 2011 Champion Screenwriting Competition would like to thanks its sponsors InkTip, iScript, It's on the Grid, Rhona Berens, PhD, Truby Writer's Studio and Virtual Pitchfest.
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