of the Rings I, II, III
of Fire (novel)
The DaVinci Code
I Am Legend
and Boy (novel)
of the Caribbean
over 15 years, Robert
McKee's Story Seminar has been the world's ultimate writing
class for over 50,000 screenwriters, filmmakers, TV writers,
novelists, industry executives, actors, producers, directors
Over four intense days (in Santiago), McKee's Story Seminar
effectively demonstrates the relationship between story design
and character. Quality story structure demands creativity;
It cannot be reduced to simple formulas that impose a rigid
number of mandatory story elements. Robert McKee's course
teaches you the principles involved in the art and craft of
screenwriting and story design, and proves the essence of
good story is unchanging and universal. Whether on the big
screen, on television, in novels, on stage and in ALL creative
work, everything works in the shadow of classic story design.
are what they do. Story events impact the characters, and
the characters impact events. Actions and reactions create
revelation and insight, opening the door to a meaningful
emotional experience for the audience.
Story is what elevates a movie, transforming a good film
into a great one. Movie-making is a collaborative endeavor
-- requiring great skill and talent by the entire cast,
crew, and creative team -- but the screenwriter is the only
original artist on a film.
else -- the actors, directors, cameramen, production designers,
editors, special effects wizards, and so on -- are interpretive
artists, trying to bring alive the world, the events, and
the characters that the screenwriter has invented and created.
McKee's Story Seminar is a comprehensive, superbly organized
exploration of all elements, from the basics to advanced
concepts. It is a practical course, presenting new perspectives
on the craft of storytelling, not just for the screenwriter
but for the novelist, playwright, journalist, and non-fiction
writers of all types.
invite you to join us for three stimulating and information-packed
days with Robert McKee as he reveals the essential elements
of story design that help separate great stories from the
rest of the pack. Using examples from over 100 films, in
addition to television shows and novels, Robert McKee demonstrates
why structure and story design are about form and principles,
not formulas and rules.
4-day Story event runs Saturday, Saunday, Monday and Tuesday,
beginning at 9:00am and closing at 8:00 pm each day.
Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman wrote,
in his most recent book, "It's three full days over
a single weekend, and no one feels cheated when he's done.
I wish he had been around when I started writing CUT TO
for a living."
novelist Steve Pressfield simply said, "McKee is not
only the best teacher of writing I've ever had, but the
best teacher of anything."