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Write Your Feature-Length Screenplay in 4 Months Program

$324.00 / month for 4 months

per month for 4 months

Got a fantastic story? Let us help you write it.

With our insightful lessons in screenwriting craft and personal mentorship guiding your learning and writing, in only 4 months, you will have a completed (and edited) feature-length screenplay!

This program is in development- please get in touch if you’re interested!

From Great Idea to Completed Screenplay: In Only 4 Months.

Our Write Your Feature-Length Screenplay in 4 Months Program is designed to take you from having a great idea to holding a completed screenplay in 4 months. Our comprehensive blend of instruction, accountability supports, and one-on-one mentorship ensure you have a clear direction, stay focused, and have a skilled writing mentor by your side to help you manage the process and your unique story needs.

If you’ve got a story to tell, we’ll help you do it. And in only 4 months.

What You Get:

Personal Guidance, Insights, & Support from a Screenwriting Mentor

From the beginning of the program, your mentor is by your side to clear a path, provide resources and insights, and support you along the way. When you have questions, the writing is challenging, or you need advice or to brainstorm direction, your mentor is there to help.

Lessons in Screenwriting Craft

Regular comprehensive lessons provide an in-depth look at the craft of writing a screenplay, and because they’re delivered by email, they’re yours to keep so you can reference them again and again.

Your Daily Writing Schedule & Accountability

Keep track of where you should be with your writing with your writing tracker and homework accountability sheet.

Time Commitment & Schedule

The program is designed to fit into a busy writer’s lifestyle and is both ambitious and manageable. You will have readings, assignments, and toward the end of the program, more intensive attention to the writing. Averaged out, it’s about 2 hours 30 minutes per week of time you’ll be investing in your personal growth as a screenwriter and to yield a feature length script.

  • Engage with your lesson videos and content
  • Connect with your mentor 2x/month
  • Do the weekly writing assignments
  • Draft and revise your screenplay until it’s good to go!

Overall Goal:

This program will change your life in measurable ways. You can look forward to learning a great deal about the form and your chosen genre of film, screenwriting craft, and yourself as a writer.

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The Feature-Length Screenwriting Program Comes With:

  • Bi-weekly 1-hour virtual meetings with your mentor + in-between live chat conversation for questions (8 meetings total)
  • 7 in-depth lessons, each with text lecture, video, and resources and readings
  • Custom designed script reading list by your mentor
  • Weekly exercises
  • Full access to our private Facebook group where writers gather and support one another

Your Mentor

By the end of your first week of enrollment, you will be matched with a screenwriting mentor from our Creative Team. They will take into account your writing background, project, and goals to make sure the program is tailored to your exact needs. This enables you to get the right support no matter where you are in your writing journey.


The Lessons:

  • Preparatory work- Grounding your story idea
  • Lesson 1- How to make the story visible & basic story structure
  • Lesson 2- How to show the story in your head; defining your job as a screenwriter, the difference between how you place things on the page vs. where the camera goes, and basic screenwriting format
  • Lesson 3- Characters and conflict
  • Lesson 4- Stakes and goals
  • Lesson 5- How to build a good story engine
  • Lesson 6- B-plots
  • Last weeks- Drafting and re-drafting with your mentor

Additional Elements of Screenwriting You Can Expect to Learn:

  • Script format and software
  • How to read a script and how other departments read a script
  • Basics of writing each component (slug lines, action, dialogue, transitions, etc.)
  • How to tell a visual story
  • Basic story structure
  • Time in screenwriting (playing time vs. story time)
  • Conflict and pacing
  • Character design
  • Getting from writing to rewriting

 

woman with brown hair smilingThe Lessons’ Instructor: Rebecca Hales 

 

 

 


Once You Enroll, What You Can Expect:

The program begins the moment you sign up! A Welcome email containing admin details and your first preparatory assignment will arrive, which you’ll work on for the first week.

By the end of the first week, you will be invited to your private team where you will meet your mentor and schedule your first meeting.


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Program Outcomes

Wanting to write a screenplay and having a terrific story idea are the first step- but the second step is getting the right support that will help you make your screenplay come to life.

This program will give you the tools, confidence, and motivation to write your work, take risks, and do it in ways that are in line with the genre, challenge the form, and will excite you. Seeing your work take shape will be thrilling- and we will do all we can to help you do it!

Let’s Get You Started!

 


We’re looking forward to writing with you.

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