The Million-Dollar Screenwriting Syllabus
SEQUENCE ONE: “Backstory”
Using the history of story, Chris plants the seeds for you to create your award-winning screenplay. He breaks down traditional three-act structure and lays the groundwork for The Mini-Movie Method.
SEQUENCE TWO: Enter “The Tension Dimension!”
Two vital ingredients create tension — the key to an extraordinary screenplay. Learn what they are, how they interact. Master the Tension Dimension!
SEQUENCE THREE: “The Birth Of Mini-Movies!”
This is it! How story changed forever with the advent of film. Mini-Movies, what they are, what they do, how they function. Learn the 8 turning points and how they “raise the stakes” and amp the tension.
SEQUENCE FOUR: “The Pattern of the Story”
Mini-Movies always do the same things – all eight sequences follow a pattern – after this you’ll know what it is!!! Learn what must happen in Act One – your first two Mini-Movies!
SEQUENCE FIVE: “A Mountain into a Molehill”
In Hollywood, Act Two is the home of writer’s block and suicide. Chris Soth shows you how to transform this challenge to an adventure in writing. Break it into 4 Mini-Movies!
SEQUENCE SIX – “The Homestretch”
CLIMAX! TURNING POINT! And into Act Three – How your last two Mini-Movies wrap it up and send them home satisfied!
SEQUENCE SEVEN: “Write it Right, Every Time!”
The keys to the perfect genre film: The Detective Story, The Love Story, The Caper, The Escape and MORE, 10 Story Genres in all…how they work, the Mini-Movies that make them up!
SEQUENCE EIGHT: “The Perfect Ending”
What are Mini-Movies? They’re MOVIES unto themselves! Break them down to micromovies, nanomovies and beyond!
Roll Credits: Go home and write your easiest and best script ever!