The Antagonist’s Journey – webinar with Danny Manus

InstruktorDanny Manus
TypOnline Course
Data27 Lip 2017
Cena100 zł zakończone

The Antagonist’s Journey

June 27th,
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Warsaw time (CET, GMT + 1)

A hero can’t rise without an equally strong, complex antagonist to rise against. And to craft a strong “bad guy”, you have to know the key elements of memorable antagonists. Using examples of Hollywood’s greatest villains, we will go over the pathology of antagonists, how to take popular villain archetypes to the next level, how to create relatable motivations, powerful backstories, and follow the Antagonist’s Journey beat sheet to make your bad guys oh so good!


  • During this webinar, you’ll learn the key traits of compelling, three-dimensional Antagonist characters
  • Gain greater understanding of the pathology and POV of strong antagonists.
  • A new structural beat sheet based around your Antagonist’s Journey to deepen your stories and aid in plotting
  • How to look at your story from your Antagonist’s POV and how to track their journey
  • The most common pathologies and psychological issues of great Antagonists
  • Great archetypes of villains and how to elevate and re-invent them
  • What to do when your antagonist isn’t a human or tangible creature
  • How to distinguish between anti-heroes and antagonists
  • Numerous exercises that will help you develop your characters (good and bad)
  • What made some of Hollywood’s greatest villains so great




  • Writers in all mediums who are looking to create stronger Antagonist characters
  • Writers who want to look at their scripts and structure from a new perspective
  • Writers looking for a deeper understanding of the pathology and psychology of strong Antagonists.
  • Writers looking for new exercises to help deepen and improve their characters
  • Writers, Producers, Directors, or executives specializing in genre films
  • Writers who need help making their characters more three-dimensional and compelling


Danny Manus

Danny Manus parlayed his career as a development executive in Hollywood to becoming an in-demand script consultant and founder of No BullScript Consulting.

The author of “No BS for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective,” which is now in its 2nd Edition, Danny was ranked in the Top 15 “Cream of the Crop” Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine and was named one of Screencraft’s “25 People Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter”.

Danny brings a new voice to the classroom and has taught seminars and workshops across the country at prestigious events and venues including Austin Film Festival, Great American Pitchfest, Kansas City Film Festival, Screenwriting Expo, ShowBiz Expo, Santa Fe Screenwriting Conference, Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Las Vegas Writers Conference, The Writers Store, Vancouver Pitchmart, Scriptwriters Network, Sherwood Oaks College, LA Valley College, The Great Canadian Pitchfest, etc., and to groups in LA, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Idaho, Iowa, Florida, etc. He’s also appeared on BBC Radio, the Film Courage radio show, Triggerstreet’s Script Reporter podcast and the On the Page podcast.

Previously, Danny was the Director of Development for Clifford Werber Productions (A Cinderella Story) where he sold the family adventure project “To Oz” to United Artists, and was instrumental in developing numerous projects including Sydney White starring Amanda Bynes, and the dark comedy Just Add Water, starring Dylan Walsh, Jonah Hill, Justin Long, Melissa McCarthy and Danny DeVito. He continues to work with the company as a producer on several projects. Before launching No BullScript, Danny also worked as a script analyst for companies such as ScriptShark and Script Coach.

Daniel was also a Development Consultant for Eclectic Pictures (Lovelace), which has a deal with Millennium Films, and the Director of Development for Sandstorm Films (The Forsaken), formerly run by writer/director J.S. Cardone, which had a first look deal at Sony Screen Gems and a development deal with Top Cow Comics. He was instrumental in developing a number of films for the company including The Covenant, 8MM2, and Sniper 3. Danny also interned at Columbia Tri-Star in the Television Development department and at 20th Century Fox in Feature Casting.

Danny has taken over 3000 pitches, written almost 250 articles on screenwriting for numerous websites and publications including ScriptMag, for which he is a columnist, and has been a judge for the PAGE Awards four years running. Raised on Long Island, NY, in an amusingly dysfunctional household, Danny holds a B.S. degree in Television with a concentration in Screenwriting from Ithaca College.  You can follow him on Twitter @Dannymanus. His hobbies include an unnatural amount of TV watching, chasing his cat, and being a professional smart ass.


How does it work?

Not later than 24 hours after you have made payment you will receive an email with invitation to the webinar and individual token that lets you (and no-one else) access the webinar.

Reminders about coming webinar will be sent to the same e-mail address to make sure you remember about joining Ian in time for the session.

You can also join this meeting from your iPhone®, iPad® , Android® or Black Berry® device via the ClickMeeting app.

Recording of this session will be available to you for 48 hours after the webinar.