LONDON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenplay Unlimited has published Screenwriting Unchained, Emmanuel Oberg's disruptive book on screenplay development and story structure.
This practical, no-nonsense guide leaves behind one-size-fits-all story theories and adapts the development process to each individual project, making it a precious resource for anyone involved creatively in the Film and TV industry: writers, directors, producers, development execs, showrunners and, more generally, storytellers keen to reach a wide audience without compromising their creative integrity. Having identified three main story-types - plot-led, character-led, theme-led - Oberg reveals in Screenwriting Unchained how each of these impacts on the structure of any screenplay, and how we can use a single set of tools to develop any movie, from an independent crossover to a studio blockbuster. This unique approach leads to a powerful yet flexible way to handle the script development process: the Story-Type Method®. A new framework that doesn't tell filmmakers what to write and when, but focuses instead on why some storytelling tools and principles have stood the test of time, and how to use them in the 21 st century. Emmanuel Oberg says: "I'm passionate about story structure and have spent much of the last twenty years exploring it as a script consultant, development exec and screenwriter, working for European producers as well as Hollywood studios. Prescriptive, dogmatic theories often limit creative freedom and lead to predictable stories. Why not offer more flexible and empowering tools for all involved? Screenwriting Unchained is an attempt to start again and go back to the roots of story structure, in a resolutely modern way." According to early reviewers, Oberg's new approach is a game changer: