1 hr 21 min

49 | Michael Arndt's Act 1 Masterclass The Screenwriting Life with Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna

    • Film History

Little Miss Sunshine's script, penned by our guest Michael Arndt, won almost every major industry award, and for good reason. Its warmth, humor, and surefooted commitment to its themes makes it one of the finest scripts written this century. And SO many of those themes show up in Act 1. Michael has become a bit "obsessed" with act 1's lately, because it's our chance to maximize the "rooting interest" around our hero so that our audience has no choice but to keep watching. 
FOR MICHAEL'S (AMAZING) WEBSITE: https://www.pandemoniuminc.com/

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Little Miss Sunshine's script, penned by our guest Michael Arndt, won almost every major industry award, and for good reason. Its warmth, humor, and surefooted commitment to its themes makes it one of the finest scripts written this century. And SO many of those themes show up in Act 1. Michael has become a bit "obsessed" with act 1's lately, because it's our chance to maximize the "rooting interest" around our hero so that our audience has no choice but to keep watching. 
FOR MICHAEL'S (AMAZING) WEBSITE: https://www.pandemoniuminc.com/

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This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thescreenwritinglife/support

1 hr 21 min