Whether you’re new to writing or have been slaving away on screenplays and pilots for years, you probably have a genre or two in which you prefer to write. Maybe your favorite film as a child was a comedy, or maybe Alfred Hitchcock was your inspiration to pursue entertainment. Or maybe you saw CASABLANCA in college and can still remember how it made you feel. Whatever genre in which you feel compelled to storytell, there’s something about that specific method that draws you to it. But do you really know what makes the genre work? Do you know the history, the trends, the conventions that go into building a Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, or Thriller? And do you know when and how to break from convention?
If the answer was no to any of those questions, then the Genre 101 Series is for you! By better understanding the differences, tools, and methods of storytelling each genre provides, you can become a significantly more effective screenwriter. Join us with Arman Cole where we’ll focus on the western genre.
This 90-Minute Webinar Will Cover:
- The fundamentals of westerns
- Characters, archetypes, and cowboys
- Story and structure
- Subverting expectations
Arman Cole is a freelance director, writer, and producer. His USC MFA thesis film SMALL ARMS starring Tyler Young of USA Network's Eyewitness, premiered at the Creative Artists Agency Moebius showcase, played at LA International Shorts Fest, and was recently released online on Short of the Week as well as at Omeleto, where it has over 50,000 views. He co-produced the Warner Bros. financed proof-of-concept short film RISE which is now being developed there as a feature by Roy Lee. In addition to producing and directing web content, shorts, and music videos, he is currently developing an independent feature drama about undocumented Pakistani immigrants set in his home state of Michigan.
If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at email@example.com!