2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

The Art of Storytelling for the Big Screen
Anna K. Jahn
Prof. John Bohac , Faculty Mentor

I will discuss my experience from my internship at Lions Gate Entertainment in Los Angeles last summer. The process of making a feature film is a complicated process that involves many different areas of study. Creative Development is at the very beginning of that process - reading scripts, writing script coverage, and corresponding with the producers and executives to generate ideas for the next hit film. I will explain the pre-production part of the moviemaking process and the role of Creative Development within it. Analyzing a script or partially-completed project must take many factors into consideration, such as story content, plot line, premise, characterization, dialogue, and action, as well as corporate considerations like estimated budget, special effects, similarity to previous films, appeal to certain demographics, and whether it fits the goals of the company. Also included will be samples of the coverage I wrote which explain the previously mentioned considerations.

Keywords: Filmmaking, Film, Screenwriting, Movie industry, Creative Development, Lions Gate, script coverage, film production

Topic(s):Interdisciplinary
Art

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 12-1
Location: MG 2050
Time: 8:00

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