Free Screenwriting Character Mapping workshop, January 11th 2014

The details:

January 11th 2014
Arnolfini, Bristol


10am – 6pm [with a chance for networking at the end with us and each other]

This workshop with screenwriting luminary Laurie Hutzler will enable you to create a visual map for your fictional character’s emotional journey and your script’s dramatic structure. You’ll probably also generate further plot as a result. You’ll learn how to chart your character’s internal conflicts and emotional transformation – this process takes you deep inside your character.

Devised by Laurie, the ‘Character Map’ pulls stories from characters rather than forcing them to conform to arbitrary plot points or story structure beats. This unique, interactive workshop will comprise talks, discussion, presentation, and a constructive analysis by Laurie of selected characters created by participants beforehand.

This is a great workshop for visual thinkers who want to quickly “see” a character’s story arc. The session is practical and helpful and the technique can be applied immediately to any character. You’ll take away a tool, in six easy-to-use steps, that just might change how you think about story.

Why are Wildseed running it?

We are investors in content, and our mission is to enable new creators (and established creators interested in working in a new way) to do great work, take risks and be creatively brave. We aim to level the playing field for creators seeking investment, through our entirely open submission process, which actively encourages ideas from previously untapped sources.

Our submission process calls for writers of all genres to develop their characters as fully as possible. We see proposals for many projects with detailed descriptions of a ‘world’ or of the plot, but with less attention paid to character, with the result that stories or project proposals often feel a bit out of focus.

We believe that great characters are what enable IP to be platform neutral and agile across media. An audience will follow a great character onto any platform that it appears on.


There are no qualifying criteria for submitting ideas to Wildseed or getting a project commissioned, other than the quality of the project itself, and signing-up to our newsletter, which gives you automatic membership to our creative community.

This workshop has an equally open selection criteria – operating on a first come first served basis.

You can sign up here, or click the pic above on this post.

For more details email Wildseed: helloATwildseedstudiosDOTcom

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