Everyone Loves A Villain: Creating Compelling Antagonists

Webinars ~ Craft Series
Hosted By:
Dan Ingram - Creative Executive

Ever go to see a movie—action, drama, sci-fi, it matters not—and left the theater thinking “Wow, the villain just made that movie”? The best villains leave a lasting impression like Darth Vader, Voldemort, the Joker, Hannibal Lecter, Cersei Lannister, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Everyone loves to watch our heroes square off against these villains because they make our heroes' lives so very difficult. 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 challenge to make such memorable and compelling antagonists come alive in your own script. Don’t worry, because we have Creative Executive Dan Ingram down their motivations so you can face your next villain with confidence! 

This 90-Minute Webinar Covers:

  • 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
More about
Dan Ingram
Creative Executive


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.

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