Thane Economou is a screenwriting nerd, who could discuss theories on opening pages and midpoints for hours.
After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Thane moved out to Los Angeles and worked in development at a 20th Century Fox-based production company. There, he read hundreds and hundreds of scripts. Some were great. Some were awful. But most were mediocre, and Thane wanted to figure out why. He analyzed structures, character arcs, thematics, and the industry itself. And he applied it to the screenplays he was writing at night.
One of these screenplays became THE WEDDING PARTY, a feature film he directed in 2017. The Wedding Party is a romantic comedy filmed in one-continuous 119-minute take.
More recently, Thane sold his spec musical feature script MEET ME IN NEW DELHI to Lionsgate. In 2019, he was featured on both the Hit List and the Young and Hungry List.
He’s repped at 3 Arts Entertainment and can be found on Instagram @thaneeconomou.
Thane is a fantastic instructor who has a deep passion for cinema, great sense of storytelling and respect for his students. He made the lecture part his own, continuously using every single script in class as an example to introduce Script Anatomy terms. During the feedback portion of the class, Thane helped solve vairous story problems by pitching specific solutions, grounded in his stunning knowledge of almost every movie that’s ever been made. Plainly put, Thane’s brain is full of knowledge and he’s eager to share it with his students. I’ve been recommending his class to everyone and will continue doing so.