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Joss Whedon’s The Master at Play


An in-depth discussion with Joss Whedon.

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“This video is amazing…the best I’ve seen on the creative process. 60 minutes of observations on storytelling, TV, movies, and crafting tales that matter. Joss is funny and touching…he has incredible heart. A ‘must own’ for every writer and lover of great storytelling.”


Erik Bauer, founder of Creative Screenwriting Magazine


Feature and television writer Joss Whedon is the beloved creator of such television shows as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly.

He made his feature directorial debut with 2005’s acclaimed Serenity, and was kind enough to sit down at Screenwriting Expo 4 and talk about his career, history, and what inspires him to create.

An in-depth discussion with the master himself, this video reveals not only the secrets and stories behind Whedon’s classic series and films, but also touches on tools you’ll need to elevate your own writing. Includes:

  • Where his ideas come from.
  • Creating Buffy and Angel.
  • The genesis of Firefly and the real story behind its cancellation.
  • The pain of seeing your vision ruined.
  • How writing Alien Resurrection changed his life as a writer.
  • Writing on spec.
  • Crafting the physical screenplay — dos and don’ts.
  • Writing like an actor thinks.
  • Mixing genres.
  • How to ride the rythyms of genres.
  • How writing genre frees a writer’s personal expression.
  • Looking for the moments that matter.
  • How to find the underlying emotion.
  • How to get on staff at a TV show like Buffy.


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