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Theme: What it is, How to Find it, and How to Use it to Enrich Your Story

Date:
Friday, August 3
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Helen’s A/B

After considering the principle Theme = Meaning, we will explore how we can use themes to both expand and focus our understanding of the stories we write through the use of Central Themes, Seconday Themes, and Adjunct Themes, as well as Talismands, Motifs, and Moments.



Instructor

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.