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Why Most People Fail at Screenwriting & How to Give Yourself the Best Possible Chance at Success - Mar 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
Back by popular demand:
Why Most People Fail at Screenwriting
How to Give Yourself the Best Possible Chance At Success
Sunday, March 24th
Limited Seats Available
open to members & non-members
1001 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking: meters are free on Colorado Ave. after 6pm
We are not saying you're failures, and we know you are not most people, but we do want you to have the best possible chance to succeed. So, come to this free two-hour writer salon hosted by accomplished writer & UCLA professor Corey Mandell to learn the five main reasons people fail at screenwriting. You'll come away with specific insights and hands-on tools that can help give you the best possible shot at success. Perfect for experienced screenwriters as well as beginners.
What if most of what's being taught about screenwriting is wrong? What if the rules, paradigms and secrets widely touted in books, seminars and classes not only don't improve your chances of making it, but could actually sabotage you? And what if there were specific skill sets nobody talks about that could dramatically boost your chance for success?
Corey Mandell has developed a methodology to avoid those pitfalls and you have a chance to learn all about it for FREE!
About Corey Mandell:
Corey is also a distinguished instructor at UCLA, where he earned his MFA. His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, Showtime, USA Network and Lifetime. Others have gained admission to the USC Graduate Screenwriting Program, the AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Program and Sundance Screenwriter's Lab.
~Michael Helvin, writer of The Lesser Heart
"I'd written 11 screenplays without any success. During that time I read every screenwriting book and attended all the seminars. After four weeks with Corey I FINALLY knew why my scripts didn't work, and more importantly, what to do about it. I used everything he taught me to write a script that landed me a manager and then my first script option. THANK YOU."
"Every client I sent to work with Corey has taken great leaps and bounds. His techniques are ingenious, unique and valuable for both beginners and seasoned professionals. I can't recommend it enough."
~Jeff Graup, Literary Manager, Graup Entertainment
"Corey's instruction is ground-breakingly brilliant. I received my MFA in Filmmaking where I took dozens of screenwriting courses. My thesis film won the Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards. I have representation as a writer/director. I have written five screenplays in the last two years. I've read every book there is on the subject. I don't say this to brag. I say this to make a point. Corey's class is the biggest wake up call of my life. I have devoted tremendous time, effort, and money to the craft of screenwriting, yet Corey's class is the best investment of them all. I've never witnessed such drastic improvement in my writing in just a few short weeks."
~Patrick Alexander, writer and director of Rundown
"Over the years, I've developed an impressive distaste for screenwriting courses. Most offer little more than paint by numbers formulas and inapplicable industry advice. But Corey's class is the exception to the rule. It was a wake up call to me. Corey's teaching method is so unique, so singular, and effective it made me wonder how I ever wrote without it. It's hands down, the best class out there!"
~Gary Lundy, writer of A Happening of Monumental Proportions and Stache
"Taking Corey's class was the single best thing I've done. I learned more from working with Corey than from all the other books and classes I've encountered put together. I can't sing his praises enough."
~Lauren Ludwig, ABC's The Gates
"Corey is by far the best writing teacher I've ever had and taught me techniques I had never heard of before or since. After finishing his class I landed an agent and my first produced writing credit on the A&E show The Beast. I sill consult the notes from Corey's class in my writing as they've been indispensable."
"After taking Corey's seminar I had a whole new perspective on what makes a film great. The techniques and tools he gave us applied to every client's screenplay, regardless of genre, and I'm amazed that no one has taught this approach previously. I highly recommend people take the time to hear what he has to say and absorb it."
~Richard Demato, Literary Manager and Partner, Fuse Entertainment
"I feel as if I've been liberated from Story Structure Hell. I never could fit myself into those formulas and yet felt guilty and inadequate that I was unable to make it work according to their edicts. It always felt constricting and wrong. Thank you for showing me a sane way out."
When & Where
The Writers Junction
The Writers Junction is an affordable shared workspace for writers. It’s where writers write. It’s where you’ll find the quiet of a library, the society of a coffee shop, the focus of a daily office, and the camaraderie of a private club. It’s where you can work in splendid isolation, within a supportive community.