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Friday, September 27, 2024 (5:30pm to 9:30pm)

Cocktail Reception (Masters of Story Foyer) - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

DAVID FREEMAN (Masters of Story Theatre) - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

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Saturday, September 28, 2024  (8:00am to 6:00pm)

Story Workshop  (Hollywood Room)

Career Workshop  (Melrose Room)

Pitching Room  (Sunset Room)

JOHN TRUBY  (Masters of Story Theatre)

DAVID FREEMAN  (Masters of Story Theatre)

CHRIS VOGLER  (Masters of Story Theatre)

HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE Q&A (Masters of Story Theatre)

Sunday, September 29, 2024 (8:00am to 4:00pm)

Story Workshop  (Hollywood Room)

Career Workshop  (Melrose Room)

Pitching Room  (Sunset Room)

JOHN TRUBY (Masters of Story Theatre)

CHRIS VOGLER  (Masters of Story Theatre)

HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE Q&A (Masters of Story Theatre)


Master Class Course Outlines

Christopher Vogler Master Class


  • The Hero’s Journey Deconstructed:  Know the Pattern but Break It in Every Work

  • Masks of Character:  8 Archetypal Roles that Characters Perform

  • How to Build Character in our Characters 

  • What Myths Tell Us About the Formation of Good Character

  • The Power of Focus and Intention

  • Movies and Metaphor:  Making the Invisible Visible to the Audience

  • The Long and Short of It:  New Roadmaps for New Forms of Entertainment

John Truby Master Class


  • Why Plot is the Overwhelming Key to Your Success and Why Only 2% of Writers Get It Right

  • Techniques of Narrative Drive

  • How Plot Comes from Character

  • Techniques for a Great Opponent

  • Scene List and Scene Weave: Where Plot Is Made or Broken

  • Genre Plot: It’s a Genre World

    • 1. What each genre is really about

    • 2. The hero’s Desire Line

    • 3. The form’s Key Question

    • 4. 1 or 2 key structural techniques

    • 5. A crucial technique for transcending the form

  • How to Mix Genres to Avoid Story Chaos

  • Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Myth, Action, Detective, Crime, Thriller, Memoir-True Story, Comedy, Love

  • Techniques of Rewriting

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Dara Marks Master Class Talk


  • Outline To Be Announced 

David Freeman Master Class Talk


  • Outline To Be Announced

  • From David Freeman: "I skip theory and teach only powerful techniques to help professionals and those on the way expand their abilities in writing compelling characters, relationships, and stories. The techniques I teach affect audiences on a subconscious level. This is why most writers (let alone development executives) are unaware of them."

  • Like the elite writing programs David has created for the likes of Fox and other studios around the world, David will be creating a new Master Class specially for Story Expo: Masters of Story in Los Angeles.

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Story Workshops, Career Workshops & Pitching Room 

  • Workshop details to be announced

  • Pitching Room will be open Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 4pm each day

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