Should You Write An Ensemble Piece?

Should You Write An Ensemble Piece? 

What do most of Robert Altman’s films, and screenplays like Crash and The Tree of Life have in common?

They’re all ensemble pieces. So why do so many screenwriting teachers warn against writing for ensembles? And should you dare to write an ensemble piece yourself?

Check out this new video for Scriptmag, in which I answer a student’s question about writing ensemble pieces, and give you some guidance about approaching ensembles in your own work.

If you’d like to learn more about The Tree of Life, don’t miss my Seven Act Structure seminar The Tree of Life & Hegelian Dialectical Structure.


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