Story Design for the Current Marketplace

Sunday, April 23
10:45AM – 12:45PM
John Bassett Theatre

One script can change your life. It absolutely can.  But it’s got to be the right script. Move beyond the cookie-cutter formulas and generic paradigms that will probably only serve to get your script ignored. Learn the techniques the most successful writers employ to create non-formulaic professionally-crafted, personalized stories capable of having maximum emotional impact. Both story design, execution and rewriting will be covered.


Corey Mandell

Corey Mandell

Award-Winning Playwright & Screenwriter

Corey Mandell is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, Kopelson Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures. Corey is also a distinguished instructor at UCLA, where he earned his MFA. He is also a teacher and mentor for Film Independent's Screenwriting Lab. His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, Showtime, FX, USA Network, AMC, MTV and HBO. Others have been staffed on such shows as COMMUNITY, JUSTIFIED, BONES,THE MENTALIST, THE FOSTERS, YOUNG AND HUNGRY, PLAYING HOUSE and TREME.

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