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Scriptwriting First Drafts Course – Thursday April 25th

Scriptwriting First Drafts Course – Thursday April 25th

Have you got an idea for a script but are struggling to begin or finish that first draft? Our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course is here for you!

Join us on Thursday April 25th for our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course.

In this online workshop from WriteMovies Academy, you’ll learn about perhaps the most exciting part of screenwriting – going from “zero draft” to the first draft, and how to avoid Writer’s Block as you do it!

Click here to purchase tickets for our Scriptwriting First Drafts Course

Event Details:

  • Date: April 25th 2024Scriptwriting First Drafts Thursday April 25th First Drafts Perhaps the most exciting part of screenwriting and how to avoid Writers' Block as you complete it! A WriteMovies Academy Phase 3 course by Ian Kennedy
  • Time: 11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm BST
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course

During this interactive session, our experienced screenwriting expert, WriteMovies Director Ian Kennedy, will guide you through the Writing Process, Writing Lifestyles, and give Tips on how to make time to write.

The full ‘Mastering Professional Screenwriting and Pitching’ course covers:

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Scriptwriting First Drafts Course – Thursday April 25th

Script Development and Outlining Online Course

Our Script Development and Outlining Online Course is now available on demand from as low as $15!

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This session is Phase 2 of WriteMovies Academy’s Mastering Professional Screenwriting and Pitching course. Throughout the session, our 4 Mini-Masterclasses covered:

  1. Turning a Concept into something that’s fully ready to write – What is at the heart of your story?
  2. Story Types – Tapping into our universal expectations of stories.
  3. Story Structures and Beat Sheets – A guide

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  4. Adding Depth to Your Story – Making your story lifelike enough to convince audiences to trust your telling.

Phase 1: Concept and Theme is also available on demand. Click here for more information.

 

See below to access this unique on-demand course in your preferred currency ($USD, $CAD, $AUD and £GBP).

Select from the dropdown ‘ Development & Outlining with mentoring’ if you’d like to complete the activities suggested in the course, and submit them to WriteMovies for professional feedback and mentoring!

When you click on these buttons you can pay with either a PayPal account, or with the ‘Pay by Debit or Credit Card’ option underneath that.

 

We hope you enjoy our Script Development and Outlining Online Course! To view and book future events please click here.

Scriptwriting First Drafts Course – Thursday April 25th

Mastering Professional Screenwriting and Pitching Course – Phase 2: Development & Outlining

Kick-start your next screenwriting journey with Part 2 of a 6-phase online course from WriteMovies Academy.

Join us for the next phase in this online course from WriteMovies Academy where you’ll learn to master professional screenwriting and pitching! In this online workshop, you’ll learn how to fill the gaps and spot the missing pieces that stand between your idea and a fully-rounded outline that’s ready to write. If you’re looking to master your screenwriting ability, this event is perfect for you. Click here to purchase tickets.

Phase 2 – Development & Outlining Event Details:

  • Date: March 28th 2024
  • Time: 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, 7pm GMT
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course.

Phase 1: Concept & Theme is also now available on demand.

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Scriptwriting First Drafts Course – Thursday April 25th

Script Concept and Theme Online Course

Our Script Concept and Theme Online Course is now available on demand from as low as $15!

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This session is Phase 1 of WriteMovies Academy’s Mastering Professional Screenwriting and Pitching course. Throughout the session, our 6 Mini-Masterclasses covered:

  1. Knowing Yourself and Your Goals – Why clarity gets results.
  2. Personal Identities – Why they’re vital in writing and storytelling, and how to use them powerfully.
  3. Understanding Producers and Commissioners – What role do writers actually play, for the people

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    who actually pay?

  4. Key Aspects of Writing and Storytelling – A short introduction into why they matter and how to use them powerfully.
  5. Generating Ideas – Varied exercises to create ideas for projects to compare and develop in future.
  6. Choosing The Right Ideas – Good ways, bad ways, anyways?

See below to access this unique on-demand course in your preferred currency ($USD, $CAD, $AUD and £GBP).

Select from the dropdown ‘ Development & Outlining with mentoring’ if you’d like to complete the activities suggested in the course, and submit them to WriteMovies for professional feedback and mentoring!

When you click on these buttons you can pay with either a PayPal account, or with the ‘Pay by Debit or Credit Card’ option underneath that.

 

We hope you enjoy our Script Concept and Theme Online Course! To view and book future events please click here.

Scriptwriting First Drafts Course – Thursday April 25th

Mastering Professional Screenwriting and Pitching Course – Part 1: Concept & Theme

Kick-start your next screenwriting journey with Part 1 of a 6-phase online course from WriteMovies Academy.

Join us for the first of many online courses from WriteMovies Academy where you’ll learn to master professional screenwriting and pitching! In this online workshop, we’ll dive into the art of crafting compelling concepts for film and television. If you’re looking to master your screenwriting ability, this event is perfect for you. Click here to purchase tickets.

Event Details:

  • Date: February 29th 2024
  • Time: 11am PST, 2pm EST, 7pm GMT
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 per session or $150 for the full course.

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How should writers respond to shocking events?

How should writers respond to shocking events?

It’s hard for anyone to process the scale and horror of events like the atrocities in Israel by Hamas, or genocide and ethnic cleansing, or the devastation caused by the invasion of Ukraine. But writers can play a vital role in helping us all process, and respond to, these unthinkable events when they happen.

Firstly, I’d like to state – on behalf of everyone at WriteMovies – our shock and revulsion at the attacks in Israel last week, and our heartfelt sympathy for everyone who has been affected by them or their consequences. My fear is that things are going to get a lot worse even than they are right now, for a much bigger number of people, over the weeks, months and years ahead, because of some of the factors I’ll talk about in this article. And I think writers do have the power to make some important differences in these situations, and I’d like to talk a little about that here.

Here are some principles for writers to consider about their role in the world and the influence that their work can have over world events. You’re welcome to respond to these and suggest others on our social media!

  1. Show us how we got here. Historical, biographical, or contemporary retellings of things that happened in the past are a vital insight into who and what we are today, and how we need to change for the future.
  2. Don’t let us forget the lessons of history. Find ways to reinvent and retell the stories that teach us the most from the past, for today’s and tomorrow’s audiences and obsessions.
  3. Don’t fall into lazy, familiar, safe views of the past that indulge and reassure us. Why create a faithful new adaptation of a familiar classic work, when you could be focusing on different angles within that world that speak to our modern views of that world? Or find other stories from that era which people then weren’t ready to tell about themselves?
  4. Don’t fall into the trap of treating anyone’s personal identities as more important than our shared humanity. That way lies tribalism, prejudice, war, and ultimately genocide.
  5. Avoid writing predictable ‘issue dramas’ that basically agree with everything we would already think about an issue, without teaching us why this thing happens or why we should look differently at it.
  6. Help us understand why people do ‘unthinkable’ things. Famous examples include: How can a responsible, ordinary person turn into a hardened, dangerous criminal (BREAKING BAD)? And, how can someone commit terrible criminal acts for their ‘job’ yet still try to be a good person for their family (THE SOPRANOS)? In the current crises, you could try to explain why Hamas doesn’t value life – their own, Israelis’, nor even their own people’s. Or how Russian rhetoric was describing Ukrainians as their ‘brothers’ in the run-up to the invasion – while their armed forces prepared to kill any of them who tried to stand up to oppression.
  7. See the bigger picture, and look further than people caught up in the crisis now will be able to. For example, here is an immediate reaction, one week after Hamas’ incursions into Israel in October 2023: the Hamas atrocities in Israel seem designed to show all Israelis and Jews that they will never be safe, and to provoke an extreme reaction in response. The reaction of Israeli forces to that has so far followed the pattern of previous attacks and hostage scenarios in that conflict very closely, but on a predictably bigger scale. Surely this is exactly what Hamas and their backers would have expected, and would have planned and prepared for? So if what Israel is currently doing, is also the goal of the attackers – who is actually winning? What will the longer-term consequences be as the rest of the world – Arab or not – reacts to what is happening in Gaza and beyond? Could this situation escalate far beyond its current focus – what if that’s exactly what Israel’s enemies are trying to bring about? And if so, how bad could things get for Israel and its allies, how quickly?

These are just a few of the ways that writers can add value to the world which can both recognize and help the situation, within and beyond any current crisis or recent shock. I hope they help you frame your own reaction to the many crises in the world, and to understand the part that you can play in helping us to address or prevent them in future. As ever, we would be very happy to mentor you further if this is something of interest to you – https://writemovies.com/script-mentoring/. But above all good luck, and if you or people you care about are caught up in these or any other crises, our sympathies are always with you.

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