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Online Introduction to Professional Screenwriting Course

About

WriteMovies is teaming up with Screenwriters Forum to deliver this professional 6-month screenwriting course. We will teach you how to write a professional script, how to nurture the concept, and how to take it out into the world and sell it for yourself.

The course is aimed at professional and aspiring writers for TV, film, and video games, and every class is delivered by experienced and expert screenwriters. Workshops will be delivered online via Zoom.

Learn the craft. Build an idea from nothing. Write your story your way. Take your finished project to the world.

If you’re unable to attend at the time of the course, a recording of the session will be available for a month afterwards.

 

Details

Price: $150 for whole course / $30 per workshop
Date: Last Thursday of each month
Time: 7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST *
Duration: Approximately 2 hours per workshop
Location: Online via Zoom

* If you’re unable to attend at the time of the course, a recording of the session will be available for a month afterwards.

Concept and Development

January 28th 2021 – 7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST

You will learn:

  • The process of coming up with great concepts
  • Developing your theme and ideas
  • Identifying your target demographic
  • Figuring out what producers really want from a script

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Development and Outlining

February 25th 2021 – 7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST

You will learn about:

  • Elements such as structure and characters
  • Story types and expectations
  • Vital tools for writers such as beat sheets, treatments, and outlines

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The First Draft

March 25th 2021

You will learn about:

  • The process of going from a “zero draft” to a first draft
  • How to bring the nuances of the writer’s ability are brought to the fore
  • Tips on writing processes and writing lifestyles
  • How to make time to write

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The Second Draft

April 29th 2021 – 7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST

You will learn about:

  • Making an even better iteration of your script
  • Editing methods, tools, and notations
  • Rewriting tips and processes
  • How writing is rewriting

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Pitching and Promoting

May 27th 2021 – 7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST

You will learn about:

  • Loglines, one-page pitches, and verbal pitches
  • Presenting the key selling points of your script
  • Making your script as compelling and convincing as it’s gonna get
  • Speed pitching

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That’s a Wrap

June 24th 2021 – 7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST

You will learn about:

  • Heading out into “The World” to fulfil the goal have for your project
  • Creating your identity as a successful writer
  • How to promote yourself
  • Playing the long game
  • Developing a slate of projects

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About the tutor

Andy ConwayAndy Conway is a screenwriter, filmmaker and novelist based in Birmingham, UK. He teaches undergraduate and Masters courses in Screenwriting at Birmingham City University, where he is course director for Film and Screenwriting and Film Studies on the Film Futures programme.

His feature film screenwriting work includes The Courier (2020), An American Exorcism (2019) and Arjun & Alison (2014). He has also written many other feature film screenplays, some commissioned, some on spec, and has had a few short films produced, including The Secret of Year Six starring Dexter Fletcher.

 

 

 

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