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Friday, June 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Search for Romanticism in Hollywood

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Ayn Rand wrote the obituary of literary romanticism in 1965. Nevertheless, romanticism has survived on screen, for Hollywood’s paradox is that romanticist plots perform better at the box-office. Screenwriting teachers and studio executives desperately want more romanticism. However, the desired end-values are not necessarily objectivist. Screenwriter turned novelist Vinay Kolhatkar will take you through the basics of contemporary screenwriting theory and draw parallels with romanticism. After this talk, you may be perpetually walking out of theaters re-plotting the story to make it more inspiring, more intriguing, and more conflict-driven. You could even be on your way to becoming a romanticist fiction writer.

Vinay Kolhatkar studied film and television scriptwriting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, then at ScreenwritingU (Los Angeles), and further at The Story Department, Sydney. His debut novel, The Frankenstein Candidate, was published by Leadstart Publishing.

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Vinay Kolhatkar

Chief Editor, Publisher, Columnist, The Savvy Street
Vinay Kolhatkar studied screenwriting at NIDA, ScreenwritingU (LA), and at The Story Department. He wrote Casting Impressions, a short film that was produced by King Creatives, and a TV pilot titled "And Justice for Some." His debut novel, The Frankenstein Candidate, was published by Leadstart Publishing. He is the founder, publisher, and Chief Editor of Savvy Street (www.thesavvystreet.com), an online site devoted to Individualism and the Art of... Read More →

Friday June 20, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Great Room Manchester Country Club

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