Everyone Loves a Villain: Creating Compelling Antagonists

Dan Ingram
Creative Executive
De Laurentiis Company

Ever go to see a movie - action, drama, sci-fi, it doesn’t matter--and left the theater thinking “Wow, the villain just made that movie”? From Darth Vader to Voldemort, the Joker to Hannibal Lecter, Cersei Lannister to the Wicked Witch of the West, everyone loves to watch our heroes square off against these villains. And why not? They range from grand and bombastic to subtle and scheming, and they’re all so much fun to watch.

While it’s one thing to say all that, it’s an entirely different ball game to write such memorable and compelling antagonists into your own script. Don’t worry, because we have Creative Executive Dan Ingram here to break it down for you!

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • How the best villains are the heroes of their own stories 
  • What villains represent to the heroes
  • Challenging the hero 
  • Physical obstacles and emotional obstacles
About Your Host

After graduating from Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Media, Dan Ingram moved to Los Angeles where he received his MFA from New York Film Academy in Screenwriting. After briefly working in reality television, he was hired by the President of Production for De Laurentiis Company as Creative Executive during the run of the hit NBC series HANNIBAL.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!

**If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email dorian@roadmapwriters.com!


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