This Top HBO Producer Will Help You Write
Amazing Characters For Your Screenplay
Struggling to write good TV and film
characters? You're about to
discover the practical resources you
need to create memorable
characters that will drive your story
and make it incredibly compelling!
Marc Henry Johnson, best
known for producing the popular
HBO series The Deuce,
launched an updated series on
writing realistic characters for
TV and film.
The newly updated guides aim
to provide practical character
writing tips that can you can
easily apply to any type of
Marc's first resource in his Writing
Character series focuses on
creating a character profile. An
essential tool for any writer, the
profile should be as detailed and
specific as possible.
Though you probably won't use
all the info in your work, covering
as much ground as possible is
essential to create a rounded,
complex and realistic character.
The update also includes the
second part of the Writing
Character series - developing
a compelling character arc.
Marc makes an important distinction
between character arcs in novels and in
screen productions: while the generous
space available to novelists means that
multiple characters can have a detailed
arc, in film the arcs apply almost
exclusively to the main characters.
Marc's guide to character arcs
include a discussion on creating
conflict and using it as the
leverage point for a compelling
arc, as well as various other
essential tips for screenwriters.
On his YouTube channel Marc
offers a variety of general
information on other
screenwriting and producing
topics, including how to change a
story and how to sell it to a
Best known as a writer and
producer for The Deuce, Marc
has won numerous awards
including the Dramatic Jury
Prize at Sundance and a
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