Thursday, April 7, 2011

Santa may be coming to town in December, but Chicago Screenwriters anticipate JULIE GRAY here on April 10TH!


Straight from the eMedia Release of Linda Frothingham of Frothingham Communications, I quote:

“Work on the character, especially your Main Character, takes a lot of time. Julie Gray knows that most writers fall in love with their MC and don’t push the MC’s flaws or obstacles. Her advice is to not fall in love with your MC in the beginning, but “fall in love with who your MC will become, and make your MC earn it.” The beginning of the journey you take your audience on is your MC’s Flaw. This leads to her/his Want, leading to Need, leading to Stakes. The business end of the craft of screenwriting is worked on for the entire second day. Does your pitch grab a producer’s attention? Is your premise line universal and individual? Is your idea commercial? Yes, it’s horrible to take off your writer’s hat and put on your business hat, but it’s called the Movie Business for a reason. Julie says, “Movies are an emotional delivery system”, which means you have to have the content you want combined with the high-concept script the producer wants.”

My! Doesn’t that sound interesting! You being commercial? What’s better than that? Thrill your Significant Other. Make ‘The Parents’ proud. Get the rent paid on time for a change. And lucky for you screenwriters (reading this text) who want to improve their odds of making it into the Big Time, JULIE GRAY will be in Chicago teaching a Workshop entitled:

Character Writing Master Class


4043 N. Ravenswood, #222
(Irving Park Road = 4000 north & Ravenswood = 1800 West)
Chicago, IL

Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT)

Purchase your tickets online at:

If you are a WIF: WOMAN IN FILM, there is a sizable discount being offered. If you wish to interview, Julie and/or for any and all questions, kindly address them to: Linda Frothingham – Linda(at)chicagohollywood(dot)com

Please Note: A special thanks to contributing editor/writer Mary Harris at:

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