Robert McKee: Master Class on the Craft of Story
If you haven’t heard of Robert McKee then you’re in for treat. Robert McKee is what is considered a “guru of gurus” in the screenwriting and storytelling world.
He has lectured on storytelling for three decades, and his book Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (FREE AUDIO BOOK VERSIONS HERE) is a “screenwriters’ bible“.
It’s also become the bible for TV writers, and entertainment executives, and their assistants.
McKee’s former students include 67 Academy Award winners, 200+ Emmy Award winners, 100+ Writers Guild of America Award winners, and 52 Directors Guild of America Award winners.
Some of his “Story Seminar” alumnae including Oscar® Winners Peter Jackson, Julia Roberts, John Cleese, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, Akiva Goldsman, William Goldman, and Jane Capon, among many others.
I read his book years ago and refer to it often. I discovered McKee after watching the brilliant film Adaptation by the remarkable Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman literally wrote him into the script as a character. McKee’s character was portrayed by the Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox.
The film is amazing and highly recommend it to anyone trying to write a screenplay. Below are interviews, lectures and master classes given by Robert McKee.
Absorb as much knowledge as you can because it come fast and hard.
Robert Mckee: Master the Art of Storytelling
Take a Listen to the #1 Screenwriting Podcast on iTunes! Guests include Jim Uhls (Fight Club), Doug Richardson (Bad Boys), Michael Hauge, Chris Vogler & much more.
Robert McKee’s Film Analysis: The Lego Movie
Robert McKee and Bass El-Wakil engage in an animated discussion about The Lego Movie. Their review ranges over a variety of subjects, including Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, the nature of Satire, how to create successful Set Ups and Pay Offs, and why it may no longer be possible to do a “Nolan-style” Batman.
STORY Seminar with Robert McKee
I found this amazing series of well taken notes from THE INFAMOUS ROBERT MCKEE: STORY SEMINAR drawn by sunnibrown.com
For the rest of the 14 pages of notes from the STORY Seminar w/ Robert McKee click here: Story Notes
Read Screenplays From Some of Our Other Highlighted Screenwriters
- Christopher Nolan
- Quentin Tarantino
- The Coen Brothers
- Aaron Sorkin
- Stanley Kubrick
- Charlie Kaufman
- Wes Anderson
- Shane Black
- William Goldman
- Guillermo del Toro
- Darren Aronofsky
- Michael Mann
- Paul Thomas Anderson
- James Cameron
Some of the BEST Online Screenwriting Courses & Books available:
- How to Pitch Your Screenplay in 60 Seconds
- Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting MasterClass
- Michael Hauge’s & Chris Vogler’s Screenwriting & Story Blueprint: The Hero’s Two Journeys
- Shonda Rhimes Television Writing MasterClass
- David Mamet Dramatic Writing MasterClass
- Jim Uhls’ (Writer of Fight Club) The Screenwriters Toolkit
- Paul Castro’s The MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS OF SCREENWRITING
- Paul Castro’s The Million Dollar Screenplay
- Stephanie Palmer’s Good in a Room – FREE AUDIO BOOK VERSION
- Karl Igelsias’s Writing for Emotional Impact – FREE AUDIO BOOK VERSIONS HERE
- Save the Cat!® The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need – FREE AUDIO BOOK VERSION
- Linda Seger’s Making A Good Script Great – FREE AUDIO BOOK VERSION
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