Film screenwriter and teacher Scott Myers will give a talk on character types in Hollywood films at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in Hodges Library Auditorium.
The talk, titled “Archetypes: Character Structure, Film Analysis, and Screenwriting Theory,” is sponsored by the English Department and the Cinema Studies Program.
Myers will discuss the use of archetypes, or universal character types found in cultures throughout the world, in classic Hollywood films such as Casablanca, The Apartment, Star Wars, and The Silence of the Lambs.
The presentation is free and open to the public, and should be of special interest to aspiring screenwriters, analysts of film narrative, and anyone interested in American movies. A reception will follow in the Mary Greer Room in Hodges Library.
Myers also will lead an informal discussion on screenwriting and Hollywood from noon to 1:00 p.m. on March 1 in McClung Tower 1210-11.
Since selling his script for the film K-9 in 1987, Myers has written nearly thirty projects for every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. Besides K-9 (with Jim Belushi), his movie credits include Alaska and Trojan War (with Jennifer Love Hewitt).
Also a screenwriting teacher, Myers won an Outstanding Instructor Award from the University of California, Los Angeles, he currently teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and he hosts a screenwriting blog at www.gointothestory.com. To read more about Myers’s discussions with Hollywood script readers and what they look for in a script, visit his blog,
Chuck Maland (firstname.lastname@example.org)