[Video]: Screenwriting Guru Syd Field on Hanging the Midpoint


The grandfather of screenwriting tutors and author Syd Field died earlier this week. We remember him with this short video in which he tells us what he learned from Sam Peckinpah: a strikingly simple strategy for tackling act two.

Update 21 October 2015: Sadly the Video was removed, so the link no longer works. I have tried locating an other source, but couldn’t find one. If you know of a place where this video is posted, please let us know, so we can restore the link. Thanks!

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Karel Segers

Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in international movie rights acquisition, script development and production. He has trained and consulted to filmmakers all over the world, including award-winning screenwriters, and Academy Award nominees. Karel founded this website, as well as Logline.it, ranks among the most influential people for screenwriting on social media. He speaks more than a handful of European languages, which he is still trying to find a use for in his present hometown of Sydney, Australia.

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