Hollywood Story Structure

Event Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014 || Speaker: Robin Brown || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

Hollywood films that use the Protagonist/Antagonist form are those where a character leaves a flawed world and travels to a better one that is 180 degrees from the world he/she left. While all Hollywood cinema is ultimately about salvation or redemption, it is the creativity within these parameters that defines a great screenplay. The first step to success is to unlock the story structure that is the hallmark of our most timeless films.

**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.

Event starts at 1:00 pm.

No Refunds. No Credits.

This lecture will outline the fundamentals of the Protagonist/Antagonist story form that defines a Hollywood screenplay, exemplified through the Academy Award-winning films, Shawshank Redemption, Schindler’s List, Awakenings and Dead Poets Society.

Participants are encouraged to watch these films beforehand so they can engage in discussion.

Robin BrownROBIN BROWN has a master’s degree in acting from the University of Southern California where he studied under W. Duncan Ross. He is a graduate of the Second City Training Center, and later the Improv Olympic in Chicago where he was directed by Del Close. After USC Robin work-shopped with Stella Adler in her master class and later taught Improvisation for the Theater at the Stella Adler Conservatory.


His long form improvisation company, Theatre Extempore, has had extended runs in Chicago and Los Angeles. An accomplished filmmaker/screenwriter, whose independent film Dominique’s Game, recently had its premier at the market at The Cannes Film festival. He has sold over ten screenplays and has optioned many more. He is an instructor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he teaches senior and graduate students.

Join us on the Fourth Saturday at:

520 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

**There is plenty of street parking.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm.

Members, please remember to bring your SWN membership card!

Any questions, email us at info@scriptwritersnetwork.org

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