(PRWEB) February 24, 2014
20 former students of Robert McKee participated in making 12 of the films nominated for Academy Awards in 2014. Among McKee’s writers nominated this year are:
McKee, age 73, has been teaching sold-out writing seminars for decades, following his own successful acting, directing, and writing career. He believes writing can be taught, and teaches the substance, structure, style, and principles of story over four 10-hour days during which he takes only a lunch break as he answers questions on the mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and mid-evening audience breaks.
To explain his commitment, McKee says “A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling. When society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out, pseudo‐stories, it degenerates. We need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society. If not, as Yeats warned, ‘… the centre can not hold.’”
Over 100,000 writers and Hollywood A-listers have attended McKee’s seminars worldwide, including Hollywood’s A-list (Peter Jackson, William Goldman, John Cleese, Drew Carey, Russell Brand…). Unlike other authors and seminars, McKee tells his students that screenwriting is incredibly difficult and takes a ton of talent, insight, and hard work, then provides a deep study of the principles of great stories.
Writers and others who want to master STORY can join Robert McKee in Los Angeles March 6-9, 2014; New York April 3-6, 2014; London April 24-27, 2014, or attend his GENRE Seminar in New York April 9-13 for deep dives into writing particular genres (GENRE Seminars feature Thriller Day, Comedy Day, Love Story Day, Action Day, TV Day).