Town Hall: Unraveling the World of Comics and Graphic Novels

If you've ever wondered about the comic industry, or considered how to adapt your screenplay into a graphic novel, we've brought together writing team Jimmy Palmiotti and Craig Weeden to answer your questions.

The Adaptation Process with Doug Richardson

Screenwriter and author Doug Richardson has both adapted books as a screenwriter and authored books that would be great fits for the big or small screen. He walks on both sides of the writer aisle, with vast experience in the Hollywood arena to help both screenwriters and novelists better understand the intricacies of the adaptation process.

One-on-One with Die Hard Doug Richardson

Doug Richardson has spent decades writing for the film industry. You might have heard of Die Hard 2, Hostage, and the OG Bad Boys. He's that Doug. But he's also a novelist, bourbon aficionado, and producer ... and a hell of a lot of fun. Pipeline exec Jeanne Veillette Bowerman sits down with Doug to chat about all things writing, and also asks Doug your questions, live, in our Q&A.

Storytelling Essentials: How to Write Compelling Backstory

In this workshop, Isabel Sterling (traditionally published author and master certified author coach), walks you through the fundamentals of compelling character backstory. You’ll learn where to look for relevant details, how and when to write backstory scenes, and how to get your character’s backstory on the page without info dumping or using excessive flashbacks.

Logline Workshop

You may have been banging your head against the wall trying to construct a great logline, but you’re frustrated you can’t quite hit the mark. Cool! Bring the loglines you love and the loglines you hate. You’ll leave with the tools you need to whip them into shape.

How to Write a Screenplay in 30 Days

Writer and filmmaker Joe Clarke offers a unique approach, empowering writers of all levels with a week-by-week breakdown and practical techniques to quickly and confidently craft compelling feature screenplays.

Start Your Screenwriting Year with a Bang 

Screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup will explore how to best strategize for the screenwriting year, with the aim of creating and building meaningful opportunities and forward motion that every writer wants to see for their career.

Empathetic Point of View

Kevin Morales dives into how Silence of the Lambs offers five empathetic points of view, but in very careful and deliberate ways. A symptom of bad movies and mediocre scripts is a lack of point of view or careless use of it.

Town Hall: Insights Into the Post-Strike Film & TV Industry

Join screenwriting career coach, Lee Jessup, and Bellevue's literary manager, Jeff Portnoy, for a discussion about the post-strike state of the screenwriting industry to better prepare yourself for breaking into the new landscape of Hollywood.

Revise Like a Boss: A Guide for Giving and Receiving Stellar Feedback and Notes

Whether you’re new to script writing or working on your hundredth script, you need great feedback and notes in order to make a solid plan for the revision process. As a workshop leader and script consultant who has worked with hundreds of writers over the last ten years, this is a topic that is very near and dear to Merridith Allen's heart.

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