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Screenwriting I: Intro to Screenwriting

at Writing Pad -

You dream of writing a killer script that launches you to the top of “The Black List” and gets you a seven figure deal. Veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (12 scripts sold) can help. He’s written for all the big boys, Disney, Fox, Sony, and Nickelodeon and even created the a screenplay “Jaguar” that would eventually become “The Lion King”...

Monday Dec 12th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

Screenwriting III: A Master Screenwriting Workshop

at Writing Pad -

You have a movie script in progress, but as you move through the acts, plot twists, and scenes, you get stuck. Have no fear. Veteran scribe Chris Reed (12 scripts sold) will help take your script to the next level in this five-week online master screenwriting workshop. Before the first session, you will fill out a brief survey detailing your script...

Wednesday Dec 7th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

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TV II: TV Draft Writing

at Writing Pad -

You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when you sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. In this ten-week Online TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll get the instructor's help crafting an amazing outline and writing scenes that have a complete beginning,...

Sunday Dec 11th, 4pm - 7pm Pacific Time

  (15 sessions)
$1,140

15 sessions

Story Development (Private)

at Script School -

Bring your Movie or TV idea to a single 2-hour session and one of our screenwriters will help you develop it into a structured story.  Your mentor will assist you in picking a theme, drawing up character ideas and designing a basic storyline, to leave you with the tools and advice you need to write it into a treatment, which can be developed...

Thursday Dec 8th, 8am - 4pm Pacific Time

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TV Dramedy 101

at Writing Pad -

Have you always dreamed of writing the next “Ted Lasso” or “Succession”? If so, then this one-day Online Dramedy workshop is the class for you! We will explains the parameters of the Dramedy format and shares her secret recipe for creating shows that both audiences and execs will adore.  We’ll teach you how to balance humor with heart...

Saturday Jan 14th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

Playwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

The lights in the theater dim, and a play begins. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. The laughs and gasps and tears happen live, on the spot. And a play can be staged anywhere, from an empty space surrounded by folding chairs to a plush Broadway house. A play will not soar in performance unless it’s great...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$444

2 sessions

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

at Writing Pad -

Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. Writing a TV pilot is a tall order for anyone and without firm footing, your feet are as good as clay. Fortunately, whether you’re writing a thriller set in outer space or an angsty teen romance...

Saturday Jan 7th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad -

Do you have a great idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop is for you. The instructor will (Community, Superstore) share secrets for developing a hit comedy show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and Jack’s...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

at Writing Pad -

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let us help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Online TV Drama Pilot Class, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the...

Monday Jan 16th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

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Screenwriting Level I: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types...drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told...

Sunday Jan 8th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$444

10 sessions

TV Writing Level I: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of TV writing craft and gets you writing a TV script for an existing show. Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) TV Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$444

2 sessions

Writing Scripts 101 Level I: 6 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

Do you dream of seeing your work performed, up there, somewhere? A spellbinding movie. An addictive TV show. A gripping play. The thrill of dramatic writing is that, if you’re lucky, you get to see your work soar to life once all the elements—the work of directors, designers, cast, crew—are added to the vision of your script. Here you will gain...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$344

2 sessions

The 90-Day Screenplay

at L.A. Writers' Lab -

THERE IS NO FORMULA As screenwriters we each have a unique point of view and a desire to tell our story in an original way. And so, it's understandable that when we open virtually every screenwriting book or attend a weekend seminar, we sense that we're being asked to conform to a prescribed formula. Except for the word "God" there are few terms in...

Monday Feb 13th, 12pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time

  (14 sessions)
$1,000

14 sessions

How to Write for Musical Theater

at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles -

Musical Theater is no longer simply the province of the traditional stage. Popular music of all genres has expanded the conversation, from the hip-hop of Hamilton to the Irish pop-folk of Once.  This 10-meeting class on-campus or online will guide you through the key elements of the development process to write your ...

Thursday Jan 12th, 7pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (10 sessions)
$599

10 sessions

Scripts in Focus Level I: 6 Weeks

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

To excel at writing screenplays or TV scripts, you must write regularly and read scripts from a writer’s perspective. Painters typically learn their craft by studying the work of masters, and most accomplished scriptwriters do the same. Who better to show you the ropes of great screenwriting and TV writing than the best in the business? Each week,...

Wednesday May 17th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$344

2 sessions

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