‘Writers often get so focused on the details they can’t see the forest for the trees’. John Yorke Story course tutor Chelsea Morgan Hoffman looks at the process of developing a screenplay, and the power of 5 Act structure.
John Yorke argues in his bestselling book, Into the Woods, that all compelling stories share an underlying structure, no matter their format or genre. So what do the great storytellers of film and TV drama have to teach those who work in factual entertainment, current affairs, and documentaries?
Why should businesses understand how stories work? ‘Into the Woods’ author and Story for Business course director John Yorke explains how great stories keep people engaged with your organisation. And why once you understand how stories affect the human brain, you can transform the way you do business.
What role do scenes play in the larger purpose of your story? Aspiring TV drama producer Radica Anikpe has a eureka moment on the Storytelling for Screen course: scenes are the key to propelling a story forward and cracking character, and it’s as easy as maths!