Sunday, June 21, 2009

Free Ticket: William Akers Talk

You may have seen that William Akers is coming to London to give a talk about the "Fatal Errors Beginning (and experienced) Writers Make". William's a produced screenwriter and author of "Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make it Great" and, by all accounts, seems like one of the good guys. More details on William and his book can be found here.

Fancy going along to his talk FOR FREE? Yes, a blog exclusive for you (and because you've been so kind with the short film fund), I asked William if he'd give a freebie to attend his two hour intensive discussion where he will cover such topics as:

- How to tell if your idea is good enough to be a “movie.”
- The crucial importance of the Opponent.
- Making the Opponent the Hero’s agent of change.
- Why a One Line outline is crucial.
- Using a “Random Thoughts” outline to give your story depth.
- Conflict. It’s a good thing.
- An easy way to separate character's voices.
- Characters want to speak subtext, not text!
- Words on a page: how not to confuse your reader.
- Image Order... why doesn’t anybody teach this?!
- Words that weaken your writing.
- Cutting stuff to improve it.
- Rewriting, rewriting, rewriting. How to approach it without going nuts.
- 7 Deadly Sins Of Screenwriting.
- A few thoughts on paranoia.
- Writing your way out of a hole.

The talk will take place at the Met Film School, Ealing Studios on Thursday 2nd July, 6.30pm-8.30pm. For your chance to attend for free, simply answer the following question:

"What famous movie about Arthur, King of the Britons was produced by the producer of Akers’s first film?"

Email me with your answer (dstack30 at by Tuesday 23rd June, 12pm UK time. Then, all the names of those with the correct answer will be put in a hat and the winner chosen from there.

Good luck!


Sofluid said...

Think you mean 23rd June Danny ;)

Thank you so much for the opportunity, but I am unfortunately preoccupied that evening.

Best of luck to everyone else who enters though and I'll be sure to spread the word about the competition!


Danny Stack said...

Amended! And I called him William Makers on Twitter. Sheesh. Hey, it was late. I was tired.

Unknown said...

It's a great opportunity, but I wouldn't be able to make it, sadly. Good luck to the winner.