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.

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.

Hard Truths: Straight Talk About Handling Feedback

Whether a writer is up-and-coming or a pro, they need to know when to ask for feedback and how to handle receiving notes in order to elevate their stories and improve their craft. Join our panel discussion with Pipeline Execs Michael Owens and Matt Misetich, joined by Doug Richardson (Die Hard 2, Bad Boys, Hostage), and screenwriter Merridith Allen for a live Q&A.

How to Enrich and Speed Up Your Storytelling Process Through Research

Research might sound like something that’ll slow down your storytelling process. We’re here to tell you the opposite is true. If you go about research the right way, your stories will be more solid and you’ll get them down much faster. You’ll also find that doing research is a lot of fun!

How to Use Generative A.I. as a Powerful Writing Tool

Join Eric Day and delve into the world of generative A.I. and its application in content, story development, and brainstorming. He'll explore how A.I. can be used to inspire you, help you build compelling backstories, generate innovative ideas, and even create visual content to inspire your creative process.

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