Since its launch, the course has been completed by over 100,000 people, with over 70 subsequent Academy Award, 250 Emmy and 100 WGA Award winners. Robert McKee's best-known students include Peter Jackson, screenwriter and director of The Lord of the Rings; Akiva Goldsman, screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind; Andrew Stanton, director of Wall-E; Paul Haggis, screenwriter of Million Dollar Baby and Casino Royale. In addition, several actors, such as Kirk Douglas, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Jimmy Fallon, Russell Brandt and the Monty Python mainstay John Cleese have also attended the course. He has also worked with professionals who have been actively involved in the making of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, The Wolf of Wall Street and Frozen.

The three-day exclusive and intensive masterclass at MCC will give students a first-hand experience of the craft of filmmaking with an artistic finesse, a skill that cannot be acquired anywhere else. Robert McKee aims to help students understand the complexity of the given genre and embrace a degree of artistic freedom where there are no more rules. He believes that screenwriting is an organic process that cannot be confined within a rigid framework. "McKee rarely gives lectures nowadays, so this is a unique opportunity not only for film professionals in Hungary but also in the region," said Norbert Köbli, screenwriter and head of the MCC Story Lab, whose film Blokád (Blockade) has been nominated by Hungary for the 95th Academy Awards this year.

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Please note that you can only buy tickets in advance. Tickets CANNOT be purchased at the venue.

Registration begins at 8:00 am. Kindly arrive with ample time to sign in, receive your workbook, and find your seat of choice. The class will begin at 9:00 am.

Please be punctual and have your identification ready.

Unfortunately, we cannot let in those who are late, only during breaks. You must be seated by 8:45.

Course Outline

Day I – The Writer and the Art of Story

Day II – The Principles of Story Design

Day III – The Principles of Story Design & the Writer's Craft Applied

Daily Schedule

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Session 1

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.: Coffee / Tea Break

10:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Session 2

12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.: Lunch Break

1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.: Session 3

2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.: Coffee / Tea Break

3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.: Session 4

4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Coffee / Tea Break

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Final Session

Please note that during the course, you cannot leave the venue.