Understanding the Mind of the Villain – Workshop at CBS Studios for Writers, Filmmakers, Actors, Producers, Readers, Story Analysts & Development Execs

Event Date May 19, 2018 @ 9am - 12 noon
Location CBS Radford Studios
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Hi everyone,


Here’s info on a great seminar on UNDERSTANDING THE MIND OF THE VILLAIN – with writing instructor and university professor Brian Chan.


A not-to-be-missed event for writers, directors, producers, content creators, actors, story analysts, readers, or ANYONE who tells stories!


As always, there’s a great discount for INFOLIST.com (only $30!) – details are below!


Good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!




Jeffrey R. Gund


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To CREATE a compelling villain, you have to understand what MOTIVATES a villain…


SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 2018

9am – 12 noon


CBS Radford Studios

4024 Radford Avenue

Studio City, CA 91604


A well-crafted villain (the shadow) increases the depth of a good story.  Composing not only the actions of the villain – but crafting the mind of one – is key.  A complex, believable villain represents a darkness in us that’s both captivating and important to your audiences own identities and progress in life.  Learn the intricacies of the villain, why this archetype is important to a story and human progress, and about creating the mind of a villain that is psychologically and philosophically compelling.


Novelist Brian S. Chan will teach about the many versions and layers of a villain and the use of the universal monomythic plot structure, presenting substantive content and facilitating helpful exercises. This is the second Spotlight Workshop in a series of three that covers the hero archetype, the shadow archetype, and the companion, sage & shapeshifter archetypes.


Who should attend:

Writers, directors, producers, content creators, actors, story analysts, readers, or ANYONE who tells stories!


By the end of this class you’ll:

*  Understand the importance of the shadow character and how to make it matter to audiences

*  Understand the mind and motivations of the shadow character

*  Know the principles and techniques for crafting a well-developed villain’s mind.


PLUS – this will be a great networking event to meet other industry professionals!



PREMIUM and PRO InfoList Members – use discount code INFOLIST and get $10 OFF!!  That’s just $30 (normally $40!) for an informative afternoon at CBS Studios with instructor Brian Chan!

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Requirements:  Bring something to take notes.




Brian Chan is a conference speaker and has done a number of other Spotlight workshops for The Greenhouse, including Cultivating Your Creativity and Beauty in Story.  He has been a professor at Biola University for 12 years, teaching philosophy of beauty and philosophy of heroes and villains, has a doctorate in philosophy & culture, was a judge for the 168 Film Festival for three years, and is the founder and director of Creativity Catalyst.  He is the author of The Purple Curtain and Not Easily Broken, published in 2015 by Curious Books, and is the contributing author of the chapter “Shadow” in It Was Good, soon-to-be released by Square Halo Books.  He is also a visual artist, is a member of the Burbank Art Association, and has exhibited his works in the San Francisco Bay Area, Manhattan (NY), Beverly Hills, Sacramento, Chicago, Dallas, and Pasadena.



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