Storyline! It’s a ROPE around the audience’s neck PULLING them into the screen! Bored with a cinematic story? Chances are the rope around your neck is pretty SLACK. This Storyline lecture is one of a trio of new lectures on TV — a trio that also includes BEATS and STRUCTURE. You can take these three classes in any order. Together they will give you a fuller grasp of how to craft your TV story for today’s amazingly innovative, always changing cine platforms. Storyline in TV is even more important than it is in movies — because there are usually many more storylines in TV! (And there are more and more every year. The standard number of TV storylines used to be three. Now, in great shows like SNEAKY PETE or SNOWFALL? There can be eight or nine — even more! TV has become as elaborate and lengthy as the Russian novel in its prime — and like the Russian novel it features many many characters — that means many many storylines. (The ropes that pull the characters through the entire episodes.) But how to invent, forge, burnish and make more original these storylines? Well, first you gotta understand what they are and how they work. Storylines are the ‘strings of pearls’ that form the white hot burning core of TV narrative — the big ropes and organizers of the narrative. And there are more storylines in TV stories than ever! Up to ten in a single episode of a show like SNEAKY PETE, or THE DEUCE. How do you create, manage, and power up storylines? Let Peter show you how to do just that, using the tools of storyline that great TV storytellers like Vince Gilligan, David Chase, and David Simon use. It is the storyline’s power that drive modern, original TV storytelling. Here is how they work. This course consists of 5 video lectures. Course Material Availability: 12 months access from your date of purchase.