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Thursday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The HartChart

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The famous "HartChart" is back! James V. Hart, known for his work on Hook, Contact, and Bram Stoker's Dracula, will explore how to develop characters and stories by getting to the "heart" of the script. Hart will be introducing the new expanded chart for streaming series and charting an entire season of episodes using Scott Frank's The Queen's Gambit as a case study, join this breakdown of establishing main character desires, charting the progress toward their goals, and creating a successful resolution while keeping the eyes of the audience glued to the screen. Using the HartChart's guidelines for implementing craft, learn how to embrace structure as a friend, rather than an enemy, and how to flesh out ideas for the screen.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge for entry.

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James V. Hart

creator/executive producer The Hot Zone; writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones; Creator, HartChart
JAMES V. HART (J.V.) was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth Texas on Drive-In Movies and Saturday Matinees.His writing/producing credits include; Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old son, Jake, Bram Stoker’s Dracula... Read More →

Thursday October 21, 2021 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Victorian Balcony