Professional Screenwriter Recommends This Screenplay Structure by Erik Bork

Film Courage: The last interview we did with you was about your book which was brand new at that time and the book is THE IDEA: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction by Erik Bork. I’m not sure if we asked you this before? How much of the book is dedicated to developing character and how much of it is dedicated to developing plot?

Erik Bork, Screenwriter/Author: It’s a good question. You know it’s really concept-driven almost more than character or plot. Character or plot is all part of the overall concept. The book os really about there are these seven different elements that you want to make sure your idea possesses…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).


About : Erik Bork is a screenwriter best known for his work on the HBO miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, for which he wrote multiple episodes, and won two Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards as part of the producing team. Erik has also sold series pitches (and written pilots) at NBC and FOX, worked on the writing staff for two primetime dramas, and written feature screenplays on assignment for companies like Universal, HBO, TNT, and Playtone. He teaches screenwriting for UCLA Extension, National University and The Writers Store, and offers one-on-one consulting to writers.

BUY THE BOOK – THE IDEA: The Seven Elements of a Viable Storyfor Screen, Stage or Fiction by Erik Bork





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