Treatments. Agents. ‘The Industry’. These can be daunting words for a budding screenwriter, but things you need to get to grips with to progress. John Yorke Story tutors chat with 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.
In his bestselling book on screenwriting Into The Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them, John Yorke argues 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, history/science/the arts, and documentaries – anything, in fact, that’s non-fiction? A new course explores what you can take from dramatic structure to create factual stories that resonate deeply with an audience.