Story Structure by Jen Grisanti

In this column, Jen will write articles on story structure in film and television from the studio executive perspective. She will give story tips and tools. She will also offer insight from current TV shows and films to help illustrate some of what she will be covering. The intention of this column is to help the reader see and understand structure in a new way by teaching new tools and drawing examples from some of the best work being done.

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Story Structure: The Evolution Of An Idea Into A Script

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! How do you develop an idea into a script? What is the evolution process of an idea? After 20 years of working with writers at every level in the story development capacity, I’ve come up with what I’ve surmised is how the creative process...

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Story Structure: Evolving to a Deeper Place

Story structure constantly evolves and grows as the stories being told do the same. The traditional approach, “who wants what and what is getting in the way?” is still there; however, it has evolved and expanded to include so much more. I am going to describe two tools that are examples of how it...