Last Saturdays with ProPath

ProPath is pleased to announce Last Saturday AMAs. Join Linda and Tim the last Saturday of each month, as they take you through the major conceptual, thematic, and structural elements of what makes a classic script.

This series of AMAs will help you identify and master industry-level concepts and how to execute those concepts through the classic Hollywood three-act structure.  These AMAs will take place via Zoom at 10 am PST the last Saturday of each month. They will run for 90-120 minutes in length and they will be free. 

Structure.  It’s everywhere in everything.  Your day.  Your life.  Jokes.  Commercials.  Pitches. TV shows.  Films.  Let us help you master structure to create engaging narratives with rising stakes, cathartic emotional engagement, and engaging, satisfying resolutions.

Learn how to develop the structure of your screenplay or TV pilot like a professional.  Learn skills, structure points, and critical tools to write your script.

Whether you’re a writer of films and tv or just a fan who loves a great story, this PROPATH AMA series will prepare participants to master structure at a professional industry level. 

write without fear. edit without mercy
Linda Voorhees looks into the distance

ProPath AMAs Schedule

ELEMENTS OF A CLASSIC SCRIPT: DOES YOUR CONCEPT MEASURE UP? 

It all starts with the idea, but how do you know your concept is one that will attract the attention of agents, managers, directors, actors or producers? Join Linda and Tim as they walk you through the elements of a classic script and show you how to build a concept that will resonate within the industry. This PROPATH AMA will save you from the frustration of false starts.  January 29, 10am-11:30am PST.

GOOD VS EVIL: ELEMENTS OF CLASSIC FILM AND TV CHARACTERS

Once you’ve identified and developed your film or tv concept, it’s time to create characters that best serve to exploit your narrative.  In this AMA, Linda and Tim will share the secrets of what makes a classic character that audiences will love, or love to hate. February 26, 10am-11:30am PST. 

THE FIRST TEN PAGES:  CHARACTER, SITUATION, PROBLEM

The beginning of your narrative is the promise of the end.  In this PROPATH AMA, Linda and Tim will share what you need to establish in the first ten pages of your script so that readers and audiences will keep turning the page. March 26, 10am-11:30am PST. 

ACT ONE: GOALS AND STAKES IN THE ORDINARY WORLD

This PROPATH AMA answers your questions about how to establish the foundation of your script along with character goals and stakes that will keep your audience emotionally engaged. April 30, 10am-11:30am PST

ACT TWO: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OR WHERE ALL GOOD MOVIES GO TO DIE

In this ProPath AMA, join Linda and Tim as they guide you through the narrative patterns that make up the foundation of the largest part of your script.  Narrative escalations, mid points, false endings and low points are the foundation of your second act.

Writers will learn to define the elements of structure to escalate the action, tension and suspense and how those moments relate directly to character arcs. May 21, 10am-11:30am PST (please note this is not the last Saturday of the month due to Memorial Day). 

ACT THREE: DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF THE PREMISE

As Brian Cox as Syd Field says in the film ADAPTATION, what audiences remember most is your ending.  This PROPATH AMA will define the elements of Act Three and help you design an ending that delivers on the promise of the beginning.   Avoid weak endings that fizzle out. Learn professional tips and tricks to finish your screenplay or TV pilot with a punch. June 26, 10-11:30am. 

Email info@propathscreenwriting.com to sign up!  Please note you must sign up for EACH AMA individually unless you call out “all AMAs” in your email. 

Linda Voorhees looks into the distance

Last Saturdays with ProPath

ProPath is pleased to announce Last Saturday AMAs. Join Linda and Tim the last Saturday of each month, as they take you through the major conceptual, thematic, and structural elements of what makes a classic script.

This series of AMAs will help you identify and master industry-level concepts and how to execute those concepts through the classic Hollywood three-act structure.  These AMAs will take place via Zoom at 10 am PST the last Saturday of each month. They will run for 90-120 minutes in length and they will be free. 

Structure.  It’s everywhere in everything.  Your day.  Your life.  Jokes.  Commercials.  Pitches. TV shows.  Films.  Let us help you master structure to create engaging narratives with rising stakes, cathartic emotional engagement, and engaging, satisfying resolutions.

Learn how to develop the structure of your screenplay or TV pilot like a professional.  Learn skills, structure points, and critical tools to write your script.

Whether you’re a writer of films and tv or just a fan who loves a great story, this PROPATH AMA series will prepare participants to master structure at a professional industry level. 

 

write without fear. edit without mercy

ProPath AMAs Schedule

ELEMENTS OF A CLASSIC SCRIPT: DOES YOUR CONCEPT MEASURE UP? 

It all starts with the idea, but how do you know your concept is one that will attract the attention of agents, managers, directors, actors or producers? Join Linda and Tim as they walk you through the elements of a classic script and show you how to build a concept that will resonate within the industry. This PROPATH AMA will save you from the frustration of false starts.  January 29, 10am-11:30am PST.

GOOD VS EVIL: ELEMENTS OF CLASSIC FILM AND TV CHARACTERS

Once you’ve identified and developed your film or tv concept, it’s time to create characters that best serve to exploit your narrative.  In this AMA, Linda and Tim will share the secrets of what makes a classic character that audiences will love, or love to hate. February 26, 10am-11:30am PST. 

THE FIRST TEN PAGES:  CHARACTER, SITUATION, PROBLEM

The beginning of your narrative is the promise of the end.  In this PROPATH AMA, Linda and Tim will share what you need to establish in the first ten pages of your script so that readers and audiences will keep turning the page. March 26, 10am-11:30am PST. 

ACT ONE: GOALS AND STAKES IN THE ORDINARY WORLD

This PROPATH AMA answers your questions about how to establish the foundation of your script along with character goals and stakes that will keep your audience emotionally engaged. April 30, 10am-11:30am PST

ACT TWO: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OR WHERE ALL GOOD MOVIES GO TO DIE

In this ProPath AMA, join Linda and Tim as they guide you through the narrative patterns that make up the foundation of the largest part of your script.  Narrative escalations, mid points, false endings and low points are the foundation of your second act.

Writers will learn to define the elements of structure to escalate the action, tension and suspense and how those moments relate directly to character arcs. May 21, 10am-11:30am PST (please note this is not the last Saturday of the month due to Memorial Day). 

ACT THREE: DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF THE PREMISE

As Brian Cox as Syd Field says in the film ADAPTATION, what audiences remember most is your ending.  This PROPATH AMA will define the elements of Act Three and help you design an ending that delivers on the promise of the beginning.   Avoid weak endings that fizzle out. Learn professional tips and tricks to finish your screenplay or TV pilot with a punch. June 26, 10-11:30am. 

Email info@propathscreenwriting.com to sign up!  Please note you must sign up for EACH AMA individually unless you call out “all AMAs” in your email.