Screenwriting Lessons: What Makes an Ideal Protagonist

Screenwriting Lessons: What Makes an Ideal Protagonist

This lesson in the BTFC Screenwriters: Lessons for Screenwriting series focuses on Making an ideal protagonist.

Led by BTFC member Rodra Burruss.


Our online screenwriting lessons are led by BTFC members who have shown extreme talent in the field of screenwriting. During these lessons we explore a variety of topics from the basics like building blocks of a screenplay to the more advanced like structure and breaking story.

Here’s a clip from one of our favorite screenwriters: Jordan Peele. In the clip below he shares his process for writing:

Wherever you are on your screenwriting journey, check out this series.

Also if you have pages you’d like table read, send us a note to [email protected] and we will help put together a reading!

About Rodra Burruss

Rodra Burruss received her BA in English Writing and loves the written word in all its forms. She’s a red pen slinging editor and a backpack wearing bookworm. Ms. Rona’s current halt on the world, gave Rodra a “come to Jesus” moment, and she is currently transitioning to pursue her true calling in writing and dance. She enjoys writing quirky yet eerie screenplays and musicals.

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Coming Up:

Then catch the next session on crafting the perfect antagonist. Be sure to register for each screenwriting lesson session.

Wednesday, 8/5 @ 7pm: Crafting the Perfect Antagonist

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Jul 29 2020


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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