Commit to Your Craft

Save 10% when you enroll in two or more of the series from the Fall Webinar Program.

Story Craft Webinar Series

Watch Live and On-Demand
September 10 – 29, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)

As a writer, you alone have the tools to craft the vehicle that carries us on our search for reality, our best effort to make sense out of the anarchy of existence. And now, more than ever, the world needs your stories. Following the success of his Spring Webinar Program, Robert McKee returns this fall to deliver the crucial insight you need to understand your work in the context of the story universe, to hook and hold the interest of your audience and to lift your story from a good telling, to a work of art.

Webinars in the Series:

September 10
The Story Universe

September 15
Follow-Up Q&A Session 1

September 17
Story and the Reader/Audience

September 22
Follow-Up Q&A Session 2

September 24
Story as Art

September 29
Follow-Up Q&A Session 3

Love Story Webinar Series

Watch Live and On-Demand
October 8 – 27, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)

We create love stories in order to explore, express and experience love from the safe distance of art.
Following the success of his Comedy Webinar Series, Robert McKee returns online this fall with three webinars on the beautiful expression and delightful agony of the Love Story. Learn the history and nature of love, the storytelling principles involved in crafting a love story, and how you can mix and merge genres to create something truly unique.

Webinars in the Series:

October 8
The Nature of Love

October 13
Follow-Up Q&A Session 1

October 15
The Six Subgenres of Love

October 20
Follow-Up Q&A Session 2

October 22
The Ten Conventions of Love

October 27
Follow-Up Q&A Session 3

TV Webinar Series

Watch Live and On-Demand
November 5 – 24, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)

TV series have an enormous advantage over film. With the potential to tell a story over dozens of hours, writers have the power to reveal character complexity and depths of humanity no medium has ever delivered in history. This fall, Robert McKee teaches the evolution and strengths of long-form storytelling, how to design your series across multiple seasons, and the depths you can reach in character and story complexity.

Webinars in the Series:

November 5
The Age of Long-Form Television

November 10
Follow-Up Q&A Session 1

November 12
Designing Story for Television

November 17
Follow-Up Q&A Session 2

November 19
Maximizing Your TV Series

November 24
Follow-Up Q&A Session 3

Comedy Webinar Series

Watch Live and On-Demand
July 16 – Aug 4, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)

Comedy is the angry art. It attacks the institutions in the world, social behaviour and the conduct of society. But comedians know that if you harangue people with how awful the world is, no one will listen to you. As a comedy writer, if you can pull the mask away from hypocrisy and greed, expose pretentiousness, stupidity, cruelty for what it is and get people to laugh, then maybe things will balance. In this series of three webinars, Robert McKee dives deep into the nature, principles and structure of this pointed genre.

Recordings Now Available:

July 16 – The Genius of Comedy
July 21 – Follow-Up Q&A Session 1
July 23 – The Keys to Comedy
July 28 – Follow-Up Q&A Session 2
July 30 – The Structure of Comedy
August 4 – Follow-Up Q&A Session 3

2020 Full Spring Program

With the unprecedented events of recent months, and subsequent spread of the coronavirus, writers are increasingly stuck at home. So this spring, as we confront this global crisis together, Robert McKee is bringing his lifetime of narrative insight and legendary teaching to you…

Recordings Now Available:

April 15 – Building a Scene
April 22 – Bonus Q&A Session
April 29 – The Art of the Inciting Incident
May 6 – Bonus Q&A Session
May 13 – Character Dimensions
May 20 – Bonus Q&A Session
May 27 – Dialogue: The Hidden Story in Subtext
June 3 – Bonus Q&A Session
June 10 – The Principle of Antagonism
June 17 – Bonus Q&A Session
June 24 – The Core Elements of Genre
July 1 – Bonus Q&A Session

Building a Scene

Recording Now Available!

Every writer must strive towards this ideal: Include no scene that doesn’t turn. You must work to round every scene from beginning to end by turning a value at stake in a character’s life from positive to negative, or vice versa. Adherence to this principle may be difficult, but it’s by no means impossible.


The Art of the Inciting Incident

Recording Now Available!

The Inciting Incident is the first major incident in your story. At some point, as you write, you will need to answer these questions: How do I set my story in action? Where do I place this crucial event?


Character Dimensions

Recording Now Available!

Dimension is the least understood concept in character. The industry insists on “round, three dimensional characters,” but when pressed, few could actually tell you what that means, let alone create one.


Dialogue: The Hidden Story in Subtext

Recording Now Available!

Without expressive dialogue, story events lack depth, characters lose dimension, and story flattens. More than any other technique of characterization, dialogue has the power to lift a merely complicated telling into the full array of complexity.


The Principle of Antagonism

Recording Now Available!

A protagonist and their story can only be as intellectually fascinating and emotionally compelling as the forces of antagonism make them. The more powerful and complex the forces opposing the character, the more completely realized character and story must become.


The Core Elements of Genre

Recording Now Available!

All writers are genre writers. Whether it’s an action blockbuster such as AVENGERS: ENDGAME, or a crimedy like the excellent PARASITE, every story flows from a tradition of core events, characters, and values delineated by the genre in which it was written. The writer’s first task is to identify the genre, or combination of genres that will inspire his or her creativity. The second is to master its possibilities.


Los Angeles Seminars

Learn from Hollywood’s most sought-after writing instructor, Robert McKee, at the LA STORY and LOVE STORY DAY Seminars in October.

Oct. 15-17, 2020
Oct. 18, 2020
Oct. 15-18, 2020
SAVE 10% when you book both!

New York Seminars

Robert McKee returns to New York City this October to deliver his STORY Seminar and all-new TV DAY, focusing on long-form storytelling.

Oct. 29-31, 2020
Nov. 1, 2020
Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2020
SAVE 10% when you book both!

London Seminars

Regent’s University London hosts Robert McKee’s legendary STORY Seminar and COMEY DAY genre seminar this fall.

Nov. 19-21, 2020
Nov. 22, 2020
Nov. 19-22, 2020
SAVE 10% when you book both!