Film Courage: How does the lead character’s arc relate to structure?
LA4Hire’s Wendy Kram: Very good question. When people talk about structure a lot are referring to classic structure and Syd Field and Bob McKee and I think both of those writers, their books on screenwriting…I think every aspiring screenwriter should read those books.
Now the question about structure you’ll hear, okay there has to be Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, and an inciting incident. Sometimes writers get so bogged down with “Oh no, I’ve got to adhere to these.” They are really guidelines and it’s really beginning, middle and end.
When you think about Act 1, Act 2, Act 3…I know some other people are talking about 7 and 8…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
About Wendy Kram:
Seasoned Film and Television producer, Wendy Kram, created L.A. FOR HIRE, a consulting firm for production companies, writers, directors and anyone in media and PR seeking Hollywood connections and expertise on how to get their project to the next level.
With over fifteen years of experience in the entertainment industry, Wendy has supervised and produced a number of award-winning motion picture and television films for companies including: Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, Hearst Entertainment, Sandollar Productions, Granada Entertainment, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, HBO, Showtime and Lifetime Networks. Credits include “Mad Money” with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes, the award-winning miniseries, “Sally Hemings: An American Scandal” with Sam Neill, and the romantic comedy, “Making Mr. Right” with Dean Caine for Lifetime Network. Wendy has a track record working with A-level talent, agents, filmmakers and executives.
As a native New Yorker who loves the city she grew up in, Wendy recognized a gap between many New York-based production companies and the Hollywood community. L.A. FOR HIRE was created to help fill this gap by providing a bridge between Hollywood’s key decision makers and companies in New York and other metropolitan cities around the globe.
Our clients come to us in order to help them navigate through the Hollywood system, where we provide insider knowledge and know-how that comes from our years of experience.
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