Advance Sign Up: The Hart Chart with James V. Hart
Announcing the latest Advance Sign Up for the 2012 Austin Film Festival and Conference!
Come experience the famous “Hart Chart” first hand. James V. Hart (HOOK, CONTACT, AUGUST RUSH, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA) will explore how to better develop characters and stories by getting to the “heart” of the script. Using notable films as examples, join us in this breakdown of establishing main character desires, their progress toward their goal and how to create a successful resolution. Through the Hart Chart’s guidelines for implementing craft, learn to embrace structure as a friend, not enemy, and how to flesh out ideas for the screen.
JAMES V. HART’s 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, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, directed by Brian Henson, and CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Other writing/producing credits include: MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENTSEIN, TUCK EVERLASTING, SAHARA, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORY, LARA CROFT: TOMBRAIDER – THE CRADLE OF LIFE, and AUGUST RUSH
Hart is currently in production on the animated feature EPIC with children’s book illustrator and home town friend, SMU graduate, William Joyce, and director-animator Chris Wedge, who created ICE AGE and ROBOTS with Joyce for release in 2013.