Jeff Kitchen is widely considered one of Hollywood’s top scriptwriting teachers and came up through New York theater, working as a dramaturg and teaching playwriting on Broadway.
His students have won Academy Awards. and while you may or may not be the next great screenwriter, building a great script is critical to your success.
Jeff teaches you advanced screenwriting principles that make your story work in these classes:
Class 1. Reverse Cause and Effect FREE
To be a great scriptwriter, you need storytelling skills as big as you can get them, and you need solid craft as a dramatist.
Central to dramatizing your story is creating a tight progression of the incidents in your story, such that the first one causes the second, which causes the third, and so on.
You create this tight chain of events by working backward from your story’s ending, linking each effect to its cause.
Jeff Kitchen gives you real know-how with this powerful tool by building a real script to demonstrate Reverse Cause and Effect in action.
Class 2. Sequence, Proposition, Plot
Sequence, Proposition, Plot is a three-step process that helps build your script’s underlying structure while you develop the story.
Sequence works with reverse cause and effect, featured in Jeff’s free class, turns your story into a tight progression of events, free of unnecessary detail. Proposition, Plot focuses on the central conflict in your script, setting up a potential fight around the end of Act I, and touching off the fight to the finish around the end of Act II, which gets the audience up on the edge of their seats wondering how it’s going to turn out.
Every part of your script is structurally unified and is imbued with consistent, coherent, compelling Dramatic Action.
Jeff has taught Sequence, Proposition, Plot to development executives at all the major Hollywood studios and they consistently say that it is the most advanced development tool in the industry.