WRITING SUBTEXT: WHAT LIES BENEATH!
DR. LINDA SEGER Master Class Presenter
Sunday Noon-2:PM Driftwood Room
In any creative endeavor, a knowledge of craft by itself, no matter how sound or thorough, is simply not sufficient to allow for the creation and growth of truly original work. While craft may provide structural tools, it does not address the most basic and universal element of all artistic work – the creative process. Writing Subtext explores all the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film, which are also applicable to any kind of fiction writing. Replete with examples from films, as well as examples from real life, this master class on writing subtext helps the writer figure out how to discover & write the vital element in any successful story: subtext. Writing Subtext explores all the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film, which are also applicable to any kind of fiction writing. Linda Seger explores the landscape of subtext in screenwriting in a masterful, intriguing, and insightful way, giving writers both the tools and the inspiration to transform their work into something truly wonderful. (Workshop seating is limited to 25)
Dr. Linda Seger is a successful screenwriting coach and script consultant best known for her unique & powerful method of analyzing & improving movie scripts. She has consulted on over 2000 screenplays & over 100 produced films & television shows. She has presented her seminars in 33 countries on six different continents, including seminars for ABC, CBS, NBC, major film studios & Hollywood production companies. She is the author of twelve books, including the bestselling Making A Good Script Great, Creating Unforgettable Characters, and Writing Subtext. Director Ron Howard has endorsed Making a Good Script Great, saying he has used this book to inform all of his movies, beginning with Apollo 13. Linda Seger is also the recipient of the Moondance International Film Festival’s prestigious Living Legacy Award, for her ongoing support of women in the film industry.