Wendall Thomas Talks Scripts: DIALOGUE: CREATING UNFORGETTABLE FILM & TV VOICES

(MIFF 2017, Industry)

'I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!'

'I'm ready for my close-up.'

'Show me the money!'

How did these seasoned writers create such 'quotable' lines and how did they create characters – like Travis in Taxi Driver, Holly in Breakfast at Tiffanys, Jules in Pulp Fiction, or Phoebe in Friends – whose voices are so distinctive they've become part of the lexicon?

This workshop discusses the particular combination of vocabulary, rhythm and content that makes for an unforgettable voice. From Sunset Boulevard, Fargo and Dallas Buyers Club to Frasier, Breaking Bad and The Big Bang Theory, specific, unique voices help films and TV shows succeed and endure. This workshop offers practical tips to uncover your characters' voices and, once you find those voices, how to approach writing subtext, fights, speeches and rapid-fire banter.

Please note: Tickets for this event are non-refundable and unable to be exchanged. MIFF passes are not valid for this event.


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