13 Mar '21 - 28 Mar '21 (3 Weekend) | Webinar


Learn in-depth the moment-to-moment carpentry of building stories from ground up. A great opportunity to complete the Step-Outline of your screenplay in three weeks time!

Time & Location

13 Mar '21 - 28 Mar '21 (3 Weekend)

About the Event

STORY TO SCREENPLAY SOL: Curriculum & Details

A bundle of 18 hours of LIVE INTERACTIVE ONLINE Training Sessions through 3-Weekends PLUS Hands-On Exercises, Review & Feedback

Fee (With 25% Early-Bird Discount): Rs.4,875/-

Note: After the discount period, general fee will be Rs.6,500/-

Dates: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 Mar (Week-ends)

Time slots: (Choose any one of the below):

3.00 pm to 6.00 pm IST


7.30 pm to 10.30 pm IST

 Week 1: Day 1 (3 Hrs)

• The Writer’s Rulebook 

• Know Your Story, Know Your Plot, Know the Difference

• Character-Driven Plot or Plot-Driven Character

• Character and Conscience

• The Four Character Levels

• Elements of Story

 Week 1: Day 2 (3 Hrs) 

• The Material and Dynamism of Story

• Artistic Sensation

• Notion Vs Theme Vs Premise Vs Didacticism

• Perfectionist, Nihilist and Paradoxical themes

• Key Elements of Writing Treatments

• What Makes A Great Treatment? (Hands On)

 Week 2: Day 3 (3 Hrs) 

• Crafting the Audience Connection 

• Imminence & the Sense of the Moment

• Exposition & Rising-Action 

• Point of No Return

• Arranged Delay of the Belief

• Demo Vs Information

• Step Outlines (SOL) (Hands-on)

 Week 2: Day 4 (3 Hrs) 

• A Three Act Structure Overview

• The Case for Shortness

• Beginning at the End

• Choosing an Emotional Opening

• Connecting the Beginning to the End

• The First Ten Minutes

 Week 3: Day 5 (3 Hrs) 

• Building the Story’s Emotional Environment

• Fences, Roadblocks, Broken Bricks, and Mature Lovers

• Connecting the Internal and External Themes

• Card Moves

• The One-Liner Becomes the Two-Liner

• Creating an Emotional Outline

 Week 3: Day 6 (3 Hrs) 

• Writing the SOL—Act One

• Writing the SOL—Act Two, Part One

• Writing the SOL—Act Two, Part Two

• Writing the SOL—Act Three

• The Lessons of Wandering

• Screenplays to Study

Medium of instruction:

Instructions will be in English. Participants can apply the learnings across any language.

Training platform:

Google Meet. Participants can attend from their mobile/computer and are expected to have enough hardware, software and internet requirements to attend live online sessions.

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The facilitator, Mr Sab John Edathattil is an Indian Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Story Coach. He has more than 30 years of screenwriting experience and 30 plus filmed screenplays to his credit.

He had penned characters for veteran actors like Kamal Haasan, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, Nassar, Girish Karnad, Raghuvaran, Charuhasan, Jagathy, Suriya, Urvashi, Gauthami, Jyothika, Urmila Matondkar etc.

He's currently into Screenplay And Web-Series assignments, and works as Script Consultant to many popular Directors.


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