FRANK BALDWIN

YOUR MENTOR

Frank grew up in New York City and Tokyo. His screen credits include Cold Pursuit, starring Liam Neeson and Laura Dern, and Big George Foreman, starring Khris Davis and Forest Whitaker. His television credits include the Showtime series Your Honor, starring Bryan Cranston, and AMC’s 61 st Street, starring Courtney B. Vance. Frank has written scripts for Paramount, Sony, DreamWorks, Lionsgate, New Regency, TriStar, Screen Gems, and StudioCanal. His first novel, Balling the Jack, was published by Simon & Schuster and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His second, Jake & Mimi, was published by Little, Brown. He’s a graduate of Hamilton College in upstate New York, and credits his nomadic years of bartending, construction, copy editing, and pizza delivery as formative influences on his storytelling.

Create Page-Turning Scripts With the Screenwriter of Cold Pursuit, Big George Foreman and One of the Writers Behind Your Honor.


THE ART OF THE SCENE | ONE-ON-ONE SESSION

The scene is the building block of all screen and television writing. What if you could learn two ancient principles that would add power and emotion to every scene you will ever write?

In this fun and lively 60-minute session, Frank will teach you these principles, and help you apply them to two scenes from your own work. Give a person a fish and they’ll eat today; teach them to fish and they’ll eat forever. When you start applying these deep and simple principles to your work, you’ll write more dynamic scenes from here on out.

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FIRST-ACT MAGIC | ONE-ON-ONE SESSION

An old truth of screenwriting holds that a problem in the third act is usually a problem in the first. Frank will read the first act of your screenplay (30 pages), and then go through it with you, scene by scene, in a 60-minute session. How well are you hooking the audience? How compelling is the world of the story? Are we living and dying with the moves of your hero? Frank will tell you what’s working and suggest fixes for what isn’t.

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SCREENPLAY OUTLINE CONSULTATION | ONE-ON-ONE SESSION

Frank’s a deep believer in the classic three-act structure: 30 pages for Act One, 60 pages for Act Two, 30 pages for Act Three. With this guiding light in mind, Frank will assess your screenplay outline for story, hero and world in this 60-minute session.

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