Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Screenplay Story Structure

Event Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 || Speaker: Jill Chamberlain  || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

According to author and script consultant Jill Chamberlain, 99% of first-time screenwriters fail to tell a story. What those writers do instead is present a situation. Do you know the difference? In this information-packed session, Jill will walk through the Nutshell Technique, the method she created to visually demonstrate to writers the difference and to show them how to transform mere situations into surprising and satisfying stories. Bring your 90-second story pitch if you like. Jill will walk through a few volunteers’ story pitches and help them use the Nutshell Technique to maximize their stories’ dramatic impact. See more details below:


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



More details:

Jill Chamberlain will be presenting her master class on the Nutshell Technique on July 13 and on September 14-15 in Burbank. Find out how to register and how to work with her as a script consultant at jillchamberlain.com. Her book, The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Successful Screenwriting  (University of Texas Press), is one of the highest rated screenwriting books on Amazon, out of over 3,000 books on the subject. It’s considered the go-to manual many professionals swear by and is on the syllabus for film schools all over the world including the acclaimed screenwriting program at Columbia University. Producer Callum Greene (Star Wars Episode IX) said “Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell Technique cracks the code behind why we love the movies that we love. It will guide you to organically write the story you want to tell.” Jill has fixed and fine tuned scripts for major studios, A-list writers, television showrunners, award-winning independent filmmakers and many spec script writers.


Join us on the Third Saturday every month at:

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604


Free Parking — Enter the CBS* lot at the main gate & inform security you are there for the Scriptwriters Network event.

*You must RSVP by the deadline mentioned above in order to be on our RSVP list for Security clearance onto CBS’ lot. If you do not RSVP by the date above, you will not be allowed onto CBS’ lot.

You’ll be asked for your government issued photo ID and then given directions to the meeting location. CBS’ Security will also direct you to a parking spot.

As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time for networking.


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

Please remember to bring a picture ID!

Any questions, email us at info@scriptwritersnetwork.org.


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