John Collee: Writing for Hollywood
In this one-day Masterclass, feature film writer John Collee will share what working in Hollywood has taught him about:
• Subject and theme – what should I write about?
• Three act structure – is there really a formula?
• What studios want – is drama dead? Do comics rule?
• Original stories versus adaptations, live action vs animation.
• Working methods for writers – how to get words on paper.
• Pitching and selling – turning thoughts into money.
If you dream of writing and selling a successful feature, don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from an expert.
John Collee has written or co-written a number of successful, award-winning features including the Oscar winning Happy Feet, Oscar nominated Master and Commander, Creation, Happy Feet Two and the $80 million, 3D animated feature Walking With Dinosaurs scheduled for release in 2013.
"John Collee makes the impossible task of writing a good screenplay sound simple. He taught me to sort out the core idea behind the story and how to build the structure. I’ve learnt that simple isn’t easy, but with the clarity John brings to the process I no longer have any excuse for not getting on with it” - Martin Brown, Producer (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge)
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