Wednesday, September 4, 2013
7:30pm to 9:30pm
5300 Melrose Avenue
This presentation has three parts and summary review which not only enhance and actually transform the ability of writers and actors to create, deliver, and successfully sell great work, but offers important leads to allied professionals and the industry itself in consistently creating better and more successful product.
Part One looks at how to best divine, define, and deliver powerfully resonant material as a writer that has an audience AND not only attracts actors as attachments but gives them what they need for great performances - whether based on self-generated material or writing for hire.
Part Two looks at how actors (along with everyone else) need to be able to break down material for their own purposes with good to great material and skillfully communicate with writers to get what can be made clearer, more effective, or is just outright missing.
Part Three looks at what working with actors generating their own material is like on both the upsides and special challenges - whether they are going to do the writing themselves, hire someone to help realize their vision, or actively work collaboratively as a writing team.
Part Four takes a look at the implications of these enhanced perspectives and skills for collaboration and performance for all allied media professionals the industry at large along with all those who seek to manage or influence it - whether as individuals, organizations, studios or guilds. Taken all together, this presentation is the first part of a three part series that addresses the real story of individually and collaboratively creating, developing, and successfully selling truly complete stories.
About Patrick Horton
Patrick A. Horton, PhD (thestorycoach.com
) has been best known in the media industry and beyond for years as The Story Coach, bringing a most eclectic and increasingly timely set of skills and experience to the creation, development, and delivery of story in all its forms in and across multiple arenas. As a writer, screenwriter, and member of SAG-AFTRA , he understands the value, specific needs, and respective contributions of writers and actors and how to enhance-to-transform their combined power.
As founder and principal for Wind & Thunder Productions and newly re-launched Telling Stories Social & Media Advocacy Project, he understands and innovatively assists with the practical and organizational issues in developing material, projects, and final product. As an experiences applied cultural anthropologist, trainer, clinician, and consultant long involved in personal, organizational, and social development in and across cultures and professional communities, he is adept at envisioning and promoting effective and entrepreneurial story, media, and project development in and for academia, the media industry, commerce, and rapidly changing world at large.