Sunday, March 14, 2010

INTERROGATING YOUR SCREENPLAY

WHERE'S THE DRAMA? & WHY DO I CARE?


The DRAMA REPORT is a diagnostic tool for examining and identifying the dramatic strengths and weaknesses of every draft of your screenplay. The events and character actions (including dialogue) that are present in your screenplay are the basis of the grammar by which a story becomes emotionally compelling, or meaningful. Examine your screenplay to see how clearly it provides answers to the following questions.

Producers, directors and others will find a useful tool in this report, however, the first two questions are for the SCREENWRITER ALONE to answer. Vivid and accurate answers to these questions are an essential prerequistie for any writer who intends to work as a medium for character and story.


ACCESS THE QUESTIONS at THE DRAMA REPORT

4 comments:

Anna Thomas said...

Hi Billy -- I just discovered this blog of yours, and it's ruining my health. I'm staying up way too late. Must get some sleep! But I'll be back for more. Very interesting stuff.

Your old friend,

Anna Thomas

Billy Marshall Stoneking said...

Anna - What a happy surprise! Welcome. Glad you're enjoying reading what's here. I am hoping to get over to LA to run some workshops later in the year, film productions allowing. Where are you based now? Would be lovely to catch up at some point. Speak soon!

Billy

Anna Thomas said...

I'm still in Ojai, paradise, and driving into LA a lot for work. When do you think you'll be over? It would be amazingly fun to actually get together. So much to talk about!

Anna

Billy Marshall Stoneking said...

Not sure when I will be in LA. Have a person over there working on setting something up. Looking for a venue. Would like to do my one-day seminar - Secrets, Lies & Screenwriting - and then a more intensive 4-day character workshop, The Drama of Screenwriting. But yes, it would be fun to catch up. The last time I remember being with you, you were sports editor on the Campus Crier and we were at a football game at Folsom. Could it really be the same lifetime??? Noooo! What are you doing these days, film wise - have caught three of your features.

Billy