Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
58 Waipuna Road
Auckland, New Zealand
Friday, August 12, 2016 9:00am – 5:00pm
During this special, all-day seminar, Michael will present his unique approach to creating compelling stories for film and fiction.
Drawing on his decades as a Hollywood script consultant, author and lecturer, he will show the most powerful methods for eliciting emotion in your readers and audiences through story concept, plot structure, character development and theme.
Michael will then reveal his proven method for getting the people in power to read your manuscript or screenplay.
You will learn:
- The primary goal of all story
- Turning plot structure from a complicated concept into a simple, powerful tool you can easily apply to every story
- The power of desire, need, longing and destiny
- The essential conflict all characters must face
- Novel structure vs. movie structure
- The single key to creating character arc and theme
- The secret to creating unique, believable and fulfilling love stories
- The most effective process for adapting novels into film
- The single biggest mistake writers while pitching their work
- The key components of a powerful pitch
If you want to elevate your screenplays and novels to the highest possible level, this event is a must.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Anatomy Of A Love Story
Michael will use the blockbuster film HITCH to illustrate the principles of successful story concepts, plot structure, identity, essence, character arc, love stories, romantic comedies and theme. By showing selected clips from the film, Michael will reveal his unique approach to uniting a hero’s inner and outer journeys in order to create powerful, three-dimensional characters and stories that will maximise readers’ emotional involvement in your novels.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Be The Hero Of Your Own Story
Stories that touch us deeply aren’t just entertainment – they reveal the ways we can face our own fears, accomplish our goals and find our destinies.
By revealing the ways movie heroes consistently find the courage to pursue whatever they long for, Michael will give you a new way to approach your personal and professional goals.
Not just for writers and filmmakers, this fun and enlightening seminar will use examples from Hollywood’s most popular films to help you, or your clients, achieve success and fulfilment in any area of life.