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"Peter Fox is an inspirational and embracing screenwriting instructor. His classes are riveting and teach you everything about the craft."
Alison Cain, N.Y.C.

"Peter Fox has mastered the art of communicating the nuts and bolts of the screenwriting craft to all audiences. His seminars provide both the emerging writers and the veteran talents a purposeful forum wherein they can alloy their inherent talents with practicums that will jet propel their work into the offices of agents and the hands of talented actors, producers, and directors. Don't miss his valuable seminars. They will launch you into another level of professionalism."
-Alex Rose, Producer
NORMA RAE, NOTHING IN COMMON

“Well respected and with an outstanding reputation in the film community, Peter Fox is a consummate professional in his field. Peter’s knowledge about, and instinct for, story, structure, and character development are impressive. He is a wonderful teacher with a deep understandingof the creative process. His passion for film is reflected in the excellent quality of his work.”
Karen Baldwin, Producer, RAY

"The Inside Track Screenwriting Workshops with Peter Fox are uniquely powerful because they provide a road map to the full Writer’s Journey. They provide a rich body of information to help writers see their stories more clearly and understand the stages of moving from a vision to a manuscript. They also provide a workshop format which is highly responsive to the needs of the individuals and their manuscripts, thus creating value that no book or lecture can duplicate. But even these very valuable assets take place in the Ordinary World of what Christopher Voegler termed The Writer’s Journey. In twenty-five years of writing education, I have never found another course that guides writers across the threshold into the special world of the feature film industry, mentoring participants like myself to engage with leaders in the profession and helping them to gain the attention from decision makers which is the key to turning an amateur writer into a professional writer. Finally, when participants in the Inside Track Screenwriting Workshops return from the special world of L.A., Peter is there to guide them through the final stage -- The Road Back – the most difficult part of the journey. How does a writer turn the potential generated in the special world of L.A. into a career that will transform their life forever? It would be a hoax if the Inside Track Workshops offered a guaranteed result, but offering support in this final, crucial stage makes Peter Fox’s workshops stand alone in their power and their support for participants, and worth their weight in gold to writers who want their writing to become their everyday work."
Jill Harris, CT, Inside Track Workshop graduate.

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There are many instructors of Screenwriting on tour throughout the world. When you attend The Inside Track Screenwriting Workshop, your commitment to excellence is respected, and taken seriously by Peter Fox. What is The Inside Track Difference? When you attend, you will instantly know that your progress is in the hands of a seasoned professional.

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Peter Fox and Literary Agent Mitch Douglas come to The Greene Space, NYC on April 14th and 15th

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Peter Fox has quietly become the most sought after instructor of screenwriting and story structure in the Northeast. Now, for the first time, The Inside Track Workshop for Story and Cinematic Structure with Peter Fox comes to New York City on April 14'th and 15'th at The Jerome Greene Performance Space.

For ten years, Peter Fox has not only provided writers with necessary tools to find their story, but with tried and true methods that help writers reach their ultimate goal: to get their work before Hollywood decision makers.

Mitch Douglas is a veteran literary agent, who during over thirty-three years at ICM, represented books, plays and musicals by Tennessee Williams, Graham Greene, and Arthur Miller. He represented memoirs by Shelley Winters, Lana Turner, Maurice Evans, Eva Le Gallienne, Eartha Kitt, Lillian Gish, the 21 original cast members of A Chorus Line (On the Line: The Making of A Chorus Line) Mamie van Doren, and biographies by J. Randy Taraborrelli (including the recent best sellers MICHAEL JACKSON; THE MUSIC AND THE MADNESS and THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE) He is widely recognized as one of the top literary agents of all time.

Says Alex Rose, Producer of Nothing in Common, Norma Rae:
"Peter Fox has mastered the art of communicating the nuts and bolts of the screenwriting craft to all audiences. His seminars provide both the emerging writers and the veteran talents a purposeful forum wherein they can alloy their inherent talents with practicums that will jet propel their work into the offices of agents and the hands of talented actors, producers, and directors. Don't miss his valuable seminars. They will launch you into another level of professionalism."

The Inside Track Workshops are not a canned, pre-packaged monologue on writing for the screen. The workshop is about story and cinematic structure, not Hollywood war stories. The workshop atmosphere is progressive, but nurturing.

"Well respected and with an outstanding reputation in the film community, Peter Fox is a consummate professional in his field. Peter's knowledge about, and instinct for, story, structure, and character development are impressive. He is a wonderful teacher with a deep understandingof the creative process. His passion for film is reflected in the excellent quality of his work."
- Karen Baldwin, Producer, RAY

DAY ONE:

  • "Wow, your life is a movie!" Really? Many writers have heard this phrase, but it is not necessarily true.
  • The Context and Content of the screenplay, how to write cinematic literature.
  • Characters: who they are, how they evolve, or devolve. How they function in the context of cinematic structure.
  • Character Archetypes and their functions inthe live and universe of the screenplay.
  • The Who, What, When, Where and Why Now of Cinematic Structure.
  • Obstacles, and the characters' internal and external need.
  • Conflict; the single most necessary element of structure and character. How to illuminate:1.Internal conflict; how the character's perception of self effects his or her actions. 2. External conflict;how the character reacts to opposing forces and is changed by the surrounding characters.
  • Writing scene descriptions: What is and is not acceptable on the page. How to avoid traps which will get your screenplay instantly thrown into the trash by a development exec. "Paper Babies" that will sink your screenplay.
  • Getting in and out of a scene. How to ident ify the dramatic core of a scene
  • Uninflected images, and how to render them in cinematic context.

DAY TWO

  • Writing effective transitions that do not take the reader out of the story. How to juxtapose images in a manner to tell your story in cinematic terms.
  • Classic Screenplay Structure: The Hero's Journey and it's place in cinematic structure. Plot points, the introduction of characters.
  • Set Up, Confrontation and Resolution of your character's internal and external conflicts.
  • Navigating your character thorough conflicts, (plot points)
  • Preparing to write your screenplay. The process of constructing your screenplay.
  • Execution: the process writing your screenplay.
  • Meeting the Gatekeepers:The Business of Getting Your Work Read by a Decision Maker. How to do this by yourself and for yourself. Avoiding fee based "pitch" or "letter writing" services.
  • The Screening: A film will be screened and broken down, beat by beat, illustrating examples of classic cinematic structure.

"Peter Fox delivers. He finds the story in your story and helps you to shape it into a strong, cohesive screenplay, where not a word is wasted or an action misplaced. He has a command of screenplay theory and structure; he knows what works and when a writer is straying off course. It also helps that he is a joy to work with - energetic, friendly and devoted to making your screenplay a success."
- Jeff Allan, Melbourne, Australia.

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