Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kevin DiNovis to Guest on USA Scriptchat October 21, 2012

Kevin DiNovis @Floating Asylum Film director, writer & actor. Works include: Surrender Dorothy, Death & Texas, Soul Surfer and feature scripts for U.S.A. Networks and Marvel Studios.

Sunday, October 21, 2012: 
TOPIC: Engineering the 'Emotional Bond' (Between Character & Audience)

When they work, movies can manipulate emotion more effectively than music or sports. But how does a screenwriter achieve on paper the identification necessary for a reader/audience to bond with a character?  Many will be familiar with the standard tool (now cliche) of a "Pet-the-Dog" scene. But how exactly does that work and what can a screenwriter extrapolate from it to apply to other characters and scenarios?

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