Creating Great Characters/Great Stories (Edson)

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    Creating Great Characters That Deliver Great Stories

    Presented by pro screenwriter and university professor Eric Edson, best-selling author of The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take.  Long on Amazon’s Best-Seller list, the book has also become a best-seller in China and recently been republished as a key screenwriting textbook approved for use in all colleges and film schools there.  Eric has written 17 feature screenplays on assignment for such companies as Sony, Warner Brothers, Disney, 20th Century-Fox, ABC Motion Pictures, Lifetime, Showtime, NBC and TNT.   He is a tenured full-professor at California State University, Northridge where he serves as Director of the MFA in Screenwriting Program.

    In this seminar you will learn:

    • Why All Characters Exist Only To Serve The Hero/Heroine
    • Why Every Character Must Provide Conflict… Or Get The Ax
    • Power Of “The List” – How Character Categories Simplify Plotting
    • The 6 Character Types That Will Make Your Story Glow
    • Breathing Life Into Your Characters
    • How To Keep Dialogue Clean, Sharp, And Character Driven