by John Truby 

From September 25th to the 27th the TV DRAMA  SEMINAR. For 3 full days, Mr. Truby will give his comprehensive insight into the world of STORY. serial narratives, and his teachings on all the conventions of popular genres: Action, Horror, Comedy, Love Story, Thriller & Crime, story structure, character development, genres and much more.


John Truby, is one of most sought after screenwriting lecturer around the globe. Over the last 25 years, more than 50.000 people have attended his sold-out seminars around the world, with the American Film Institute declaring that his “course allows a writer to succeed in the fiercely competitive climate of Hollywood.” Called “the best script doctor in the movie industry,” Truby serves as a story consultant for major studios and production companies worldwide, and has been a script doctor on more than 1.800 movies, sitcoms and television dramas for the likes of Disney, Universal, Sony Pictures, FOX, HBO, Alliance Atlantis, Paramount, BBC, MTV and more.


His former students include the writers, directors and producers of such film blockbusters as Ratatouille, Breaking Bad, House, Lost , In Treatment, Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men I/II/III, Shrek,  Planet of the Apes, Scream, The Fantastic Four, The Negotiator, Star Wars, Sleepless in Seattle, Outbreak, African Cats (which Truby co-wrote for Disney) and more.


Truby´s class is also regularly attended by top fiction writers and novelists who have topped the New York Times’ Bestseller List, won numerous prestigious literary awards,  and regularly attract everyone from first time writers to A-list writers, producers, directors, filmmakers, story executives, novelists, and fiction writers.




Register for the full 3 day Masterclass program with John Truby . 

Price 680.00 € VAT. Included.

(Travel and lodging is not included. We have partner hotels with good rates we can offer to our participants and festival visitors, close to seminar location. Please  see below). 



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 anatomy of story


08:40  09:20
Registration/Check In

09:30 18.00
Writing Seminar


DAY 2 



Registration/Check In

09:30 18.00
Writing Seminar

The High Concept TV Premise



 13 top genres


09:00 09:20
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09:30 18.30
Writing Seminar



All writers

are genre writers...

Every story, no matter who creates it, flows from a tradition of core events, core characters, and core values with roots running through human time.

The writer's first task is to identify the genre, or combination of genres that will inspire his or her creativity.

The second task is to master its possibilities.

The third task is to satisfy its audience’s expectations while you take them into unanticipated pleasures.


“John Truby is the Writing Guru…” 


“One of the most highly respected and sought-out screenwriting instructors.”

“Truby’s screenwriting class is a totally new system…. a course that allows a writer to succeed in the fiercely competitive climate of Hollywood.”

“Truby provides [principles] both to elicit and keep track of the multitude of ideas and details that emerge in transforming the first vague musings into the finished project.”

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