How to master five-act structure: one-to-one session

How to master five-act structure: one-to-one session

Perfecting the structure of a story is what makes the difference between a good idea and a successful piece of screenwriting. In this one-to-one session, David Roden explains to a John Yorke Storytelling for Screen student core elements of five-act structure: inciting incidents, moments of hope and despair, and the point of no return.

Screenwriting Q&A: becoming a professional

Screenwriting Q&A: becoming a professional

Treatments. Agents. ‘The Industry’. These are all daunting prospects for a budding screenwriter, but things that need to be tackled in order to find success. In the second part of our Q&A, award-winning scriptwriter, editor, and Professional Writing Academy tutor David Roden chats with our Storytelling for Screen students about getting their treatments just right, how to introduce themselves to agents, and the benefits of knowing a friend of a friend of a friend.

Screenwriting Q&A: getting your script noticed

Feel like you’ve written the next Citizen Kane, but no one seems to care? In the second of our Q&A sessions, students on John Yorke’s Storytelling for Screen course chat with tutor, director and editor David Roden, learning inside information on how to get their work noticed, the pitfalls of writing something that seems that little bit too familiar, and why you should stay on your script editor’s good side.

Screenwriting Q&A: perfect the structure of your script

How many times have you begun a script with dreams of grandeur, only for it to peter out, and end up half written with no direction? In the first of two Q&A sessions, students taking John Yorke’s Storytelling for Screen online course talk to tutor, director and editor David Roden about the importance of script structure, the necessity of passion, and Jackie Collins’ secret to success.