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    Jeff Lyons at OC Screenwriters

    AOPL 3D WebsiteJeff Lyons doesn't like the appellation of "GURU" - he considers his insights as basic understanding of story and how drama unfolds. 

    And he should know.  He's studied his craft for years, applied it to many seminars, including a yearly event at the Producers Guild (PGA) and many, many events like the one we had on Saturday in Fountain Valley.

    40+ rapt attendees absorbed Jeff's wisdom and knowledge on how to break a premise line (more than a log line, less than a synopsis) into components and tease out the story under the story.

    In a word, he was fantastic.

    Rather than cover the event in detail I will point you at the videos embeded in this article and Jeff's book "Anatomy of a Premise Line" available on Amazon (LINK TO BOOK ON AMAZON).

    Our sincere thanks to a terrific student and teacher of story.

    Video (also available after the jump) courtesy of one of our wonderful board members, the incomparable Rudy Garcia.

    There's also gallery of photos up by another great board member, Robert Rollins:  (LINK TO PHOTOS)

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