Craft Series Webinar w/ Andrew Zinnes: The Hero's Journey

"When tackling a long project like a screenplay, it's easy to get paralyzed by nightmares of ending up with something 50 pages too long full of really fun scenes desperately in search of a point. Andrew Zinnes' webinar on The Hero's Journey was just the roadmap I needed to write the story I wanted to tell without getting lost along the way. I have watched and rewatched it a dozen times. Thank you!!" 

- Andrea Lawson

There are many bare bones outlines out there for writers to follow, and whether you subscribe to the 'save the cat' method or are a fan of the 'hero's journey', it's important to understand how nearly all stories boil down to a pretty loose but specific pattern. Andrew Zinnes is here to guide you through the 'hero's journey' and explain each step of the way! Andrew will pick a well-known film and break it down to help highlight how each step of the hero's journey actually plays out on screen.

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:
  -The importance of understanding this key writer's tool
  -How to apply it to your own story
  -How different structures follow a pattern
  -How character motivations have their own arc that run parallel to the plot arc

About Your Host:

Andrew Zinnes started his career working for top Hollywood producer Norman Lear and ACT III Productions (THE PRINCESS BRIDE, STAND BY ME). Following this, Andrew moved on to work for producer Donald De Line at Paramount Pictures and was involved in the development of DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE and THE ITALIAN JOB. After several years, Andrew switched to TV at USA Networks in their Original Movies Division and worked on highly rated shows such as HELEN OF TROY, THE DEAD ZONE and MONK.

Andrew is also the US Editor of THE GUERILLA FILMMAKERS HANDBOOK Series, which has become one of the most-respected print resources in filmmaking and is used in universities around the world. Recently, Andrew came on board as a Lecturer in Screenwriting at The Bournemouth Film School at Arts University Bournemouth - one of the UK's leading film schools. To his students he always stresses his mantra - STORY FIRST!

Andrew has also worked as a freelance script analyst for Lionsgate, Morgan Creek Productions, Scriptshark, and So You Wanna Sell A Script and has served as a judge for the prestigious screenplay competition Scriptapalooza. Andrew received his Masters in Film at American University in Washington, DC.

"The Hero's Journey Webinar with Andrew Zinnes was astoundingly instructive and helpful. I adapted the hero's journey structure to one of my drama script characters...and I'm amazed by the results!. Thanks so much Andrew Zinnes!"

-Adriana Rubio



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