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The Filmmakers Guide To Archetypes

The Filmmakers Guide To Archetypes is a 2-day interactive seminar designed for those working in the entertainment industry, on either the creative or the business side. Using film clips and other real-world examples, instructor JIM CURTAN will show you how to interpret your characters, your clients, and yourself using basic archetypes – and how applying these techniques can help you improve your business and your career, while communicating more successfully with others in the industry.

Dates: November 15th & 16th, 2008
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: The Underground Theater, 1314 N. Wilton Pl., Hollywood, CA 90028
Parking: Easy parking on both sides of Wilton Pl. and in the surrounding neighborhood.
Lunch: Many restaurants are within walking distance or a short drive. (You may want to bring snacks for breaks.)
Information: For more information, go to www.studiocartists.com.
Questions: Contact Jane at (310) 415-6833 or Michael at (323) 988-1175, or info@studiocartists.com.

“Jim’s class on archetypes takes you on an unforgettable journey that feeds your soul and ignites your imagination. I’ll never look at movies the same way.”
Ellen Gunter, Co-author, Reunion: Healing Our Break with the Earth

This list of films and reference books will be helpful before and after the seminar. Jim Curtan will refer to and show clips from many of these films. You may want to review some of them prior to the seminar.


Beyond The Hero’s Journey
Titanic (1997)
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Shrek (2001)

The Death Of The Old Myths And The Emerging Archetype Of Chaos
The Dark Knight (2008)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Michael Clayton (2007)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
In The Valley Of Elah (2007)

The Orphan, The Victim, The Prostitute And The Saboteur
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Cast Away (2000)
Ratatouille (2007)

Core American Archetypal Myths And Characters
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Stagecoach (1939)
Holiday (1938)

Archetypal Patterns And Casting
Auntie Mame (1958)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962, 2004)
Being Julia (2004)

Sacred Contracts By Caroline Myss
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover By Douglas Gillette And Robert Moore
A Little Book On The Human Shadow By Robert Bly
The Star Machine By Jeanine Basinger

We look forward to learning and laughing with you and igniting your creativity on November 15th and 16th at The Underground Theater in Hollywood.