This workshop was so good that I took it twice.
Lance Thompson’s Screenplay Story Structure Workshop
May 14 and 15 (Saturday & Sunday) 2011.
9:00 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Boise, Idaho
Nothing is more fundamental to a successful screenplay than sound story structure, yet nothing is more misunderstood. The three-act structure is
as old as Aristotle, but the simple rules have been needlessly twisted, misused and confused over the years by those who make their living as
Lance Thompson demystifies and explains story structure in this enjoyable, instructive, interactive two-day workshop that is guaranteed to improve your ability to write and tell a good story. Students will learn the importance of story, basics of story structure, and how the principles contribute to a memorable screenplay.
Students will also participate in class exercises to create stories using what they’ve learned.
Lance Thompson has been a script doctor for movies (The Two Jakes, The Honeymooners), written for television (Mr. Belvedere), and conducted screen writing classes for the Scriptwriters Network in Los Angeles and for the Idaho Film Office. His writing and photography have appeared in two dozen magazines and newspapers, including Air & Space Smithsonian and Cowboys & Indians, as well as the recent book X Plane Crashes.
“It was interesting to me to spend the weekend with so many people so fluent in using words and language.” Ben Shedd, Academy Award-winning
“Thanks again for another great workshop! I came out of there with lots of ways to improve the scripts I have written and lots of ideas for new scripts.”
–Patricia Santos, 1st place 2008 Reel Women of the West script contest, Twin Falls
“I knew I would enjoy your class, but it’s even better than I thought it would be–most excellent, stirring up my creative juices and inspiring me
with new ideas…Just what I needed–thank you!”
-Sherry Cann, President Idaho Screenwriters Association, Boise
“Thanks to Lance for an amazing workshop. You led me to a huge arsenal of tools I have never known before.” –Kevin Stokes, Partner, Minuteman
“It gave me a wonderful insight into writing, writers, and clearer understanding of dialogue on the page. It was truly a very well structured workshop, with a beginning, middle and end. The information was invaluable.” –Sam Munoz, actor, Los Angeles
Cost of workshop is $95 per person ($85 for veterans). Limited to a maximum of 16 students. Workshop will be held May 14th and 15th, from 9:00 am
to 4:30 pm. Lunch is not included, but we will break for lunch.
Workshop to be held at:
Her Spirit in Pioneer Square
5181 Overland Road
Boise ID 83705
For more information, or to reserve a seat, contact:
Lance Thompson 208-898-1451 firstname.lastname@example.org
To reserve a seat, send a check payable to Bagpipe Luau
to 1752 West Cedar Grove Street, Meridian, ID 83646