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McKee STORY SEMINAR - New York City

Seminar - New York City
Registration ended: 10/22/2014
Class Begins: 10/23/2014   Ends: 10/26/2014
Class Time: 9:00 am - (EST)
FEE: $865/$860 Registration Expired
Writing can be taught. In an intensive four-day seminar, Robert McKee teaches the substance, structure, style, and principles of the grand art of story. McKee teaches the form of story, giving his students an insight into the nature and purpose of their art; what the writer does to thrill, touch and delight their audience, using cinema’s international presence and great works for clear examples. All these principles apply to the many different story media: novels, plays, journalism, and more.

 

The core of McKee’s teaching places the art of story as a metaphor that makes sense out of life; our equipment for living. An art as old as humanity, it takes hard work, deep insight, and a breadth of knowledge to craft a work of quality. This is not a “how to” seminar pretending to guarantee a best-seller by this time next weekend, nor does it offer a “formula”, or the “secrets of Hollywood”. McKee teaches “what is” Story with open clarity and from a position of respect for your audience — respect for all genres and media, respect for both the mainstream and the independent — and empowers the writer to express the purpose of their passions. McKee hands the tools of storytelling to you and reminds you that writers do not sprint: they run a marathon requiring diligence, dedication, effort, passion, and time.

 

Over four 10-hour days, Robert McKee teaches the substance, structure, style, and principles of story.

 

This seminar has become a rite of passage and past students include:

  • Peter Jackson, THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy
  • Paul Haggis, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, CRASH, CASINO ROYALE
  • Akiva Goldsman, A BEAUTIFUL MIND
  • William Goldman, PRINCESS BRIDE, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
  • Ed Saxon, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
  • Andrew Stanton, FINDING NEMO
  • ohn Lasseter, TOY STORY 1, 2 & 3
  • Pete Docter, UP
  • Zak Penn, THE AVENGERS, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, THE INCREDIBLE HULK
  • Hank Otsby, IRON MAN
  • Michel Hazanavicius and Antoine De Cazotte, THE ARTIST
  • Sarah Treem, IN TREATMENT
  • Brian Kelly, DOWNTON ABBEY
  • Terrence Winter and Margaret Nagle, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
  • George Mastras, BREAKING BAD

 ...and comedians like Joan Rivers, Russell Brand, Drew Carey, Jimmy Fallon; award winning authors Susan Sondheim, Tom Hellman, Steve Pressfield; award winning actors Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Kirk Douglas, David Bowie, Meg Ryan, John Cleese, Brian Cox, Drew Barrymore, Diane Keaton, Faye Dunaway, and many, many more.

 

Register now through the ISA website and receive a free STORY book!

 

 

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