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The Power of Subplots: Enhancing Cinematic Narratives

October 28, 2023 PDT @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Join ProPath Screenwriting Saturday, October 28 at 10 am PST for “The Power of Subplots: Enhancing Cinematic Narratives,” a free 90-minute live and interactive webinar that takes you on an immersive journey into the world of subplots in movies and TV.  Join Tim and Linda as they explore the art of crafting compelling secondary storylines that elevate the narrative and engage audiences on a deeper emotional level.  Subplots are an essential storytelling tool in TV and film writing. They create complexity, intrigue, and enhance our understanding of all the characters in your scripts. Dive into the fascinating realm of subplots, dissecting their impact on narrative structure, character dynamics, and thematic resonance in movies.   Here’s what you can expect us to cover in this 90 minute packed writing extravaganza:  1. The Role of Subplots in Film and TV

  • Understanding the purpose and significance of subplots in film and TV writing. 

2. Types of Subplots

  • Exploring various types of subplots commonly found in movies, such as romantic subplots, comedic relief, parallel storylines, and others.

3. Crafting Effective Subplots

  • Discussing techniques to develop subplots that complement, complicate and enhance the main storyline.
  • Exploring methods to ensure subplots are integrated into the film’s structure.

4. Character Development through Subplots

  • Analyzing how subplots provide opportunities for character growth and transformation.
  • Discussing ways to use subplots to deepen the audience’s understanding of the main characters’ motivations, conflicts, and relationships.

5. Examples and Analysis

  • Deconstructing notable movies with well-executed subplots to understand their narrative structure and the impact they have on the overall cinematic experience.

“The Power of Subplots: Enhancing Cinematic Narratives” is an invaluable seminar for filmmakers, tv writers, screenwriters, film enthusiasts, and anyone passionate about the art of storytelling. Join us as we unlock the secrets of crafting captivating subplots that enrich and elevate the movies and tv we write. And bring your questions, we’re ready to dig in!   For this free seminar, we’ll focus on using examples from the following films/tv shows:

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse (currently in theaters, coming to streaming soon)
  • The Lost City (Sandra Bullock): Currently streaming on various platforms
  • Succession: Streaming on Max

Join us Saturday, October 28 at 10-11:30 am PST for a fun, in-depth, and FREE chat with Tim and Linda. This is a live event – it is not pre-recorded.  We will send out a Zoom link a few days before the event.  If you’d like to subscribe to our newsletter to keep on top of all of our great events and opportunities, sign up here! We’ll also never sell or rent out your email address – your privacy is important to us.  When: Saturday October 28 at 10am-11:30am PST Where: Online/Zoom


October 28, 2023 PDT
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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