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2022 Schedules Coming Soon!

Sneak Peek of NY Story Expo Speakers:

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Robert  McKee

The Legendary Story Master

Keynote: "The Primacy of Story"

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Barri Evins

Screenwriting Master Classes TBA

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Leslie Gold

Persuasion Through Storytelling

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Carmine Appice

Using Story For A Successful Career

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Rob Kall

The Science of Story

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Loren-Paul Caplin

Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Hofstra & The New School

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Michael Tabb 

Pre-Writing Your Screenplay

Editing Your Screenplay

+ More

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Troy DeVolld

Inside Story: Hollywood Notes

Unscripted TV Master Class

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Marilyn Atlas

Finding An Agent or Manager

Pitching Workshop

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Eric Lau

 Documentary Filmmaking Master Class

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Mark Travis

The legendary directing teacher comes to NY!

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Matthew Stone

Credits inc. "Intolerable Cruelty" with George Clooney, "Life" with Eddie Murphy & More!  IMDb Page

Many More To Come!

Previous Course Titles  @ Story Expo!

Select Course Titles from Story Expo 2018-2022:

  • Writing the WGA Treatment

  • Writing The TV Pilot          

  • The Rewrite: Strengthening Your Structure, Character & Drama

  • WGA Screenwriters Resource Panel

  • The Art of Adaptations 

  • Romance Writers of America Panel

  • Creating Great Characters (plus Unlikable Ones!)

  • Directing Your First Film

  • Narrative Investing

  • Save The Cat! Presents: Building The Story Board

  • Writing Comedy: Techniques and Habits of Mind To Make Things Funny

  • Writing The Micro-Budget Screenplay                     

  • How To Pitch Your Script   

  • Thriller - Suspense - Mystery Master Class

  • How To Write A Page-Turner! 

  • Nailing your Concept Before Starting Your Script

  • Film Financing Crash Course

  • Getting An Agent or Manager

  • How To Stay Persistent On The Road To Publication

  • Master Class in Scene Study

  • The Power of Staging

  • Meet Your Characters

  • Give Me A Great Bad Guy, And I'll Give You A Great Movie

  • Love & Love To Hate: How To Write Compelling Characters 

  • 5 Essential Steps To Becoming A Successful Novelist & Memoirist                                

  • Story & Loglines: Getting Your Screenplay Sold 

  • Networking 101     

  • The 5 Elements Of The Perfect Hollywood Pitch 

  • Breaking Into Writing For Animation                        

  • Creating Strong 3-Dimensional Characters

  • The Secrets of Film Distribution

  • The Role of Dialogue & Dialogue Techniques

  • TV Pitch Template

  • Writers Law School Crash Course                            

  • Method Writing: The First Four Concepts 

  • Introducing Your Protagonist Panel                         

  • Using Story to Educate and Persuade                     

  • 5 Essential Moments in TV & Film Story Structure

  • Advanced Method Writing: The Art of Tonal Dynamics

  • Hollywood Notes Process for Film & TV

  • TV Comedy Pilot Writing                                        

  • Creating Characters                                               

  • The Art & Craft of Professional Rewriting

  • Inside Story: ROSEANNE & THE CONNORS w/Darlene Hunt (Writer/Producer/Creator)

  • Rapid Story Development w/Mike Barker, Head Writer (Family Guy) & Co-Creator (American Dad)

  • Story Structure & The Biology of Narrative 

  • Sequence, Proposition, Plot

  • Unscripted TV: Writing & Selling Your Show           

  • Memoir 101: Writing The Memoir       

  • Representation 101                                                      How Not To Get An Agent                    

  • Dilemma, Crisis, Decision & Action, and Resolution

  • Using AI To Analyze and Determine The Success Of Scripts       

  • Script Supervising A to Z Intensive    

  • Engage On The Page: Subtext To Create A Great Read

  • Radical Approaches to Screenwriting             

  • Film School: Write & Sell                   

  • Film School: Direct & Shoot                                      

  • Novel Writing 1  

  • Writing the TV Spec Script

  • Film School: Distribute & Profit

  • Novel Writing 2

  • Film School: Produce & Finance

  • The Greatest Opportunity For Storytellers is Today

  • Sequencing: The Hidden Art of Great Film Structure

                        

  • How To Write Characters That Audiences Will Never Forget

  • Screenwriting Elevated: Create Outstanding Scripts

  • Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors

  • Writing The Episodic Show Bible

  • Dr. Walter: Overcoming Writers Block, Fear of Rejection & Fear of Failure

  • Based On: A Non-Lawyers Course on Acquiring Rights For Your TV & Film Project

  • Developing Your First Feature Film Idea

  • Hollywood Pitching      

  • Writing Deep Scenes: Types of Scenes, Plot, Story Layers and More

  • Stealing Hollywood: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors         

  • The Interrogation Process

  • Writing Episodic Content for Streaming & TV  

  • Legion M: The First Fan-Owned Movie Theatre    

  • Do You Write Women?     

  • The Secret of Complex Plots                             

  • Loglines & Pitches That Sell                              

  • Writing The TV Drama / Pilot                           

  • Creating Strong, Multi-Dimensional Characters

  • The Tools To Succeed (In The Industry)          

  • Developing Your Idea (To Pitch & Produce)   

  • The 20 Beats Of All Hit Movies                         

  • Navigating Emotional Corridors                      

  • Writing Efficient, Moving Dialogue                 

  • The Power of Storytelling: Story, Disruption and Impact           

  • Non-Profit Storytelling                          

  • Story Development                                                

  • The Story Of Self: How Do I Tell My Own Story    

  • Telling Story Through Tarot                              

  • The Art of Distraction: Red Herrings to Create Suspense

  • How To Get Your First Paid TV Gig                  

  • Creating TV Storylines That Supercharge Your Pilot

  • Warner Bros: Digital Series Content & Development / Selling To Streaming 

  • Documentary Storytelling 

  • Bulletproofing Your First Act                            

  • Developing, Creating & Selling Your Unscripted/Reality Show

  • Creating The TV Beat Sheet: The Heart Of All Great TV Stories

  • Networking & Representation 101                 

  • Mastering Plot Twists

  • Independent Documentary Filmmaking

  • Don't Make A Feature! (Make A Short!)     

  • Creating A Pitch Deck For Your Film or TV Project

  • Read-Watch-Learn! Master Screenwriting From The Masters of the Art

  • Scene Stealer: Scenes As The Building Blocks For Great Fiction & Memoirs

  • How To Hook an Agent (Or Editor) and Get Published; Query Letters

  • 10 Essential Principles of Plot

  • Storytelling for Anime and Animation                 

  • Star Speakers: Michael Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Transparent)      

  • 8 Mistakes Screenwriters Make & How To Fix Them

  • 36 Dramatic Situations     

  • Novels: Writing Riveting Scenes in Fiction

  • Creating A Fantastic Story Bible That Sells Your TV Show                          

  • Creating Memorable Characters That Sell     

  • The Nutshell Technique   

  • Hollywood Notes: Understanding The Executive-Writer Hollywood Notes Process               

  • The TV Notes Process: Writers vs. Exec         

  • The Secrets of Mystery Thrillers                          

  • Advanced Script Editing: Script Editing Tricks       

  • Independent Filmmaking & Film Economics

  • From Zero to Story: Prewriting Your Screenplay

  • Three Kinds of Action Movies and How To Write Them

  • Many More!