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Story Concept: How to Generate, Assess, and Develop Story Ideas

Saturday, August 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Helen’s A/B

After discussing the critical improtance of story concept, we will delve into The Lowdown on High Concept; Genre, Cross Genres, adn Sub-Genres; Hollywood’s Obsession with ‘Similar but Different’; Brainstorming and Recycling’ Gener Bending; Genre Bending and Geo-Bending’ and How to Test Your Story Concept.


Scott Myers

Scott has written over thirty movie and TV projects at every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His screenwriting credits include K-9, Alaska, and Trojan War. From 2002-2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, overseeing the company’s original content development for TV. Scott has taught in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, receiving its Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in 2016 joined the faculty at the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts as an assistant professor. Since 2008, Scott has hosted GoIntoTheStory.com, the official screenwriting blog of the Black List.