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 John Davis

The Michael Hauge Screenwriting Collection

The Michael Hauge Screenwriting Collection

…“Michael Hauge is one of the few authentically good screenwriting teachers out there.”   Jeff Arch, Screenwriter of Sleepless in Seattle   “Michael is the wizard of screenplay analysis. After working with Michael, I immediately had a offers from multiple production companies.”   Noah Morowitz, Director (The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe)   In this exceptional seven video box set, you will discover How to use action, description and dialogue to craft dynamite…

 Michael Hauge

12 Powerful Principles of Story Structure

12 Powerful Principles of Story Structure

Michael Hauge discusses superior position, foreshadowing, ticking clocks and other screenwriting techniques, as revealed in James Cameron’s Avatar.

…Featured image: Zoe Saldana as Neytiri in Avatar © 2007 Twentieth Century Fox – All Rights Reserved.       Before You Go Why not take a look at these great videos from Michael, available for streaming from this website? The Hero’s Two Journeys Includes Unique Bonus Content exclusive to Creative Screenwriting readers!       Creating Powerful Movie Scenes, Writing Romantic Comedies, and much more Five screenwriting lectures from Michael Hauge.    …

 Michael Hauge

What Are Friends For? The Reflection Character

What Are Friends For? The Reflection Character

Michael Hauge explores the Reflection Character, as revealed in The King’s Speech.

…George VI and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue in The King’s Speech © 2010 The Weinstein Company       Before You Go Why not take a look at these great videos from Michael, available for streaming from this website? The Hero’s Two Journeys Includes Unique Bonus Content exclusive to Creative Screenwriting readers!       Creating Powerful Movie Scenes, Writing Romantic Comedies, and much more Five screenwriting lectures from Michael Hauge.    …

 Michael Hauge

Revealing Your Hero’s Wound

Revealing Your Hero’s Wound

Michael Hauge explores the concept of the hero’s wound and transformation, as revealed in Good Will Hunting.

…Good Will Hunting © 1997 Miramax Pictures – all rights reserved. This article first appeared on StoryMastery.com       Before You Go Why not take a look at these great videos from Michael, available for streaming from this website? The Hero’s Two Journeys Includes Unique Bonus Content exclusive to Creative Screenwriting readers!       Creating Powerful Movie Scenes, Writing Romantic Comedies, and much more Five screenwriting lectures from Michael Hauge.    …

 Brianne Hogan

Michael Hauge on The Hero’s Two Journeys

Michael Hauge on The Hero’s Two Journeys

Michael Hauge discusses the hero’s internal and external journeys, the crucial elements of character, and the three things a protagonist must possess.

…In their new video series The Hero’s Two Journeys, screenwriting teachers Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler explore the external and internal journeys that a character goes through. Creative Screenwriting was fortunate enough to speak with Michael about the concept behind the series, the crucial elements of character, desire and conflict, and the three things a protagonist must possess. What prompted you to create the concept of The Hero’s Two Journeys? Chris Vogler is the…

 John Davis

Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler’s The Hero’s Two Journeys

Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler’s The Hero’s Two Journeys

…set. More than 4 1/2 hours of instruction on uniting the hero’s Outer Journey of accomplishment with the Inner Journey of transformation Principles and techniques for adding greater depth, meaning and commercial potential to your stories, screenplays and novels Examples from dozens of Hollywood blockbusters, plus an in depth discussion of the hero’s two journeys in Erin Brockovich   Includes Unique Bonus Content exclusive to Creative Screenwriting readers!   Michael Hauge has been one of…

 Sam Roads

(Virtually) Everything Story

(Virtually) Everything Story

A 10-day virtual screenwriting convention, with 30 sessions for $197!

…contributors James Napoli, Michael Hauge and Mindi White. The registration price is $197, which gets you access to all 10 days of live workshops and interactive presentations, totalling 30 sessions of high-quality writing tuition. Tickets are available up until the 14th June, but not after – so if you think this sounds interesting, you need to get a move on! Buy your ticket here.   Creative Screenwriting Picks All 30 of the sessions look excellent,…

 Christopher McKittrick

A Year in Quotes Part II

A Year in Quotes Part II

East Coast Editor Christopher McKittrick takes a look back over our articles from 2014.

…of the flashbacks in unsold scripts don’t work. In first-time scripts, usually a flashback is used as a crutch; a cheap way to introduce exposition. Generally, we should not tell the reader about the past until that reader cares about the present. Am I just force-feeding the audience to get across some exposition? To Flashback or Not to Flashback, That is the Question   October 15 – Michael Hauge Michael Hauge Writers resist the idea…

 Dennis MaGee Fallon

Building A Better Script: Michael Hauge’s Blueprint

Building A Better Script: Michael Hauge’s Blueprint

Screenwriting guru Michael Hauge breaks down his thoughts and theories on structuring the perfect screenplay.

…By Dennis MaGee Fallon. Michael Hauge Screenwriting guru and story consultant Michael Hauge sat down with Creative Screenwriting to talk about his “blueprint” for building excellent scripts. After all, we can talk great ideas, heartwarming characters and shocking story twists all day, but if you don’t know how to put your script together, it’s into the trashcan for your beloved story. In this interview, Hauge breaks down his thoughts and theories on structuring the…

 Dennis MaGee Fallon

Formulaic is Good!

Formulaic is Good!

Screenwriting guru Michael Hauge on the balancing act all commercial screenwriters must perform.

…By Dennis MaGee Fallon Michael Hauge Films follow patterns. TV shows have arcs. Narratives have structure. No matter the medium, stories seem to repeat the same beats, framework and through lines. Anyone who’s read a screenwriting book or taken a class or even seen a few movies can say, whether from study or intuition, that “I’ve seen this before. I know how this story is going to go. I am familiar with this.” That’s…

 John Davis

Michael Hauge’s Grabbing the Reader in the First 10 Pages

Michael Hauge’s Grabbing the Reader in the First 10 Pages

  “The most comprehensive and thoughtful analysis yet for professional screenwriting.”   Diane Cairns, VP Production: Universal Pictures; Senior VP, ICM   The opening of your screenplay is your most powerful weapon for acquiring an agent or securing a deal. Hollywood executives seldom read past page 10 if they’re not immediately involved in your story. Using examples from award winning, blockbuster screenplays, as well as from writers wanting to launch their careers, this…

 John Davis

Michael Hauge’s Mastering the Two-Minute Pitch

Michael Hauge’s Mastering the Two-Minute Pitch

    “Thanks to your methods, I have 5 production companies and 3 agencies reviewing my script.”   Ed Abramson, Screenwriter   “I made five separate pitches following your suggestions and every company I met with asked to see my screenplay. Now comes the hard part, polishing this script ’till it shines. Thanks again.”   Anne Winn, Screenwriter   “After our pitch session I pitched 12 producers. Eight took my one sheet and…

 John Davis

Michael Hauge’s Creating Powerful Movie Scenes

Michael Hauge’s Creating Powerful Movie Scenes

…  “Michael Hauge is one of the few authentically good screenwriting teachers out there.”   Jeff Arch, Screenwriter of Sleepless in Seattle   Good scenes are like great movies in miniature: they draw the reader into a unique reality; create empathy and identification with the characters; reveal compelling desires and insurmountable conflicts; contribute to character growth and theme; provide a blueprint for direction and performance; and elicit bigger-than-life emotions. Using examples from such award…

 John Davis

Michael Hauge’s Writing Romantic Comedies and Love Stories

Michael Hauge’s Writing Romantic Comedies and Love Stories

…  “Michael is the wizard of screenplay analysis. After working with Michael, I immediately had a offers from multiple production companies.”   Noah Morowitz, Director (The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe)   Love stories heighten the emotional appeal and commercial potential of your screenplay, and provide a powerful tool for revealing inner conflict and character growth. Using the most successful romantic comedies and love stories of the last decade, this title reveals the essential…

 Dennis MaGee Fallon

Craft Guru: Michael Hauge

Craft Guru: Michael Hauge

Michael Hauge on finding the theme.

…consultant Michael Hauge on an especially hot afternoon in Los Angeles to discuss theme, that most mysterious element of screenwriting. Hauge’s book Writing Screenplays That Sell breaks down the idea of theme into a simple set of guidelines and that can be applied to any story, from the smallest indie cinema to the latest Hollywood blockbuster. For Hauge, the idea of theme is tied in closely to character arc and a hero’s inner journey. Below,…


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