Wendall Thomas Talks Scripts: STRUCTURE: Mastering the Dreaded Second Act

Wendall Thomas Talks Scripts: STRUCTURE: Mastering the Dreaded Second Act

420 mins
Thu
9
Thu 9 Aug 9:30 AM
Roadshow Theatrette
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access

General Admission

The second act of a screenplay is a challenge in any genre. So, how to navigate this "desert" of the middle – particularly in the current market, which favours genre-benders like Get Out, Thor, The Big Sick or Deadpool, and complex, unconventional structures like Lion, Boyhood, Spotlight, Gone Girl, Dunkirk or I, Tonya?

This lecture examines the specific pitfalls and possibilities of the second act, through in-depth, scene-by-scene look at this "desert" in three recent and successful, soundly structured screenplays.

Please note: Tickets for this event are non-refundable and unable to be exchanged. MIFF passes are not valid for this event.

Roadshow Theatrette

State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston Street (Entry via La Trobe Street)
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

The Village Roadshow Theatrette is a state-of-the-art, fully appointed fixed-seat theatrette.

Box Office

There is no Box Office at this venue, please pre-book your tickets.

Public Transport

Melbourne Central Train Station is located within Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, directly opposite the State Library on Swanston Street.
Tram stops are located outside the Library on both Swanston and La Trobe Streets.

Go to ptv.vic.gov.au for public transport information.

Physical Access

The Village Roadshow Theatrette is accessible to wheelchair users from entry 3 on La Trobe Street, past Mr Tulk.

To arrange a courtesy wheelchair to use within the Library, ask one of the security staff in the Library foyer. (Staff aren't available to push wheelchairs.)

Map of The State Library

 

Wheelchair Accessible Seating

There are four wheelchair spaces.

 

Accessible Toilet

There are separate male and female toilets for people with a disability:

  • behind the Keith Murdoch Gallery
  • in the locker area
  • beside the lifts at the rear of the Information Centre
  • next to the Journals & Magazines room on level 2a.

 Parking

There are designated on-street Disabled Parking Bays available at the following locations:

Latrobe Street

Between Queen and Elizabeth

1 space, 2 hours

 

Between Swanston and Russell

3 spaces, 2 hours

Little Lonsdale Street   

Between Spencer and King

1 space, 4 hours

 

Between Queen and Elizabeth

1 space, 2 hours

 

Between Swanston and Russell    

2 spaces, 2 hours                

Swanston Street

Between Latrobe and Franklin

2 spaces, 2 hours

 There are three car parks for drivers with disability parking permits outside Mr Tulk. These parks have a two-hour limit.