Adding Depth to Your Script with B&C Storylines

John Hilary Shepherd
New Republic Pictures
Sunday 2/16 @ 4:00pm PT - 5:30pm PT

"John was very generous with his time, and his knowledge of structure and subplots was awesome!" -John K.

Worried that your script is only scratching the surface? Sure, you’ve got the main plot all figured out and outlined to perfection, but you can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing. You need subplots and depth, but you’re not sure how best to go about doing that so these B&C storylines feed into your narrative, themes, etc.

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover: 

  • What makes a good subplot 
  • How to weave subplots into your narrative 
  • How B&C storylines strengthen your script
About Your Host

John Hilary Shepherd is Vice President of Development for Brian Oliver's New Republic Pictures, after running development at Cross Creek Pictures and overseeing a slate of films that grossed $1.2 billion worldwide and received 3 Academy Award wins and 2 Best Picture Oscar nominations. Recent releases from New Republic include ROCKETMAN and 1917. He has an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute and a WGA Award nomination for his work on the Showtime television show NURSE JACKIE.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find the "JOIN LINK" to join the Live Webinar. Webinars are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the Webinar via email within 24 hrs. following the live session.

Can't Attend Live? 

Can't make the live session but still have a question you want answered during the Q&A portion? Email it to and submitted questions will be provided to the moderator to address during the Q&A. 


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