The ultimate online school for screenwriters
From starting out to breaking in
Learn everything you need, from the day you start your first screenplay, to the day you are sitting in a producer's office
The Screenwriter's Journey?
Starting our Screenwriting Journey
Don't worry if you've never written or even SEEN a screenplay. We cover everything you need to get started.
- 6 lessons
- 43 minutes
Our First Screenplay
What does a screenplay look like? What are subplots? What is 3-Act structure. What will stop us writing? We cover everything you need to get your first screenplay down on paper.
- 15 lessons
- 122 minutes
Writing is rewriting. Our first drfat will never be perfect. We need to learn the dark arts of rewriting. How to make our script shorter? How to fix story problems? And how to make it more sellable?
- 10 lessons
- 71 minutes
Our 2nd/3rd/4th/5th Screenplays
One screenplay - even one GREAT screenplay - will never build our career. We now learn how to build on what we learned with our first screenplay and develop our talent as a screenwriter.
- 6 lessons
- 45 minutes
Every screenplay can be improved, but how do we do it? We break down how to improve our characters by making them more layered. How to get more out of our subplots. How to make our second act as strong as possible. Everything a professional reader needs to move our script up to their boss.
- 8 lessons
- 63 minutes
The Business of Movies
It's no good writing the best screenplay in the world if we don't understand how the movie business works. The script is not enough. We've got to know who our buyers are. How they operate. What they need from us. Why would they buy our script. We cover everything we need to get our career moving.
- 9 lessons
- 72 minutes
Professional Level Writing
To compete with the best writers in the industry we must push our screenplays to be as good as they can possibly be. How do we create moments that actors and producers will remember? When and how do we break the rules? This is the time to see how good we really are.
- 9 lessons
- 81 minutes
This is what we have been working for. All the hours spent in front of our computer. All the networking. All the time missed with our friends and family. But it will never be easy. We look at how to market and sell our screenplay. How to have a meeting with a producer or agent and how to make a deal. It's time to make this our real career.
- 8 lessons
- 65 minutes
From Hywel Berry
Author of The Screenwriter's Journey
"His blunt honesty and genuine self-reflection is a breath of fresh air in an industry always trying to sell you magic beans. This is an essential book that should be added to your bookshelf alongside Goldman, Field, Snyder and McKee."
“This is a great book to pick up every time you need some extra motivation to get on with writing that screenplay. It’s not some sugar coated waffle, it’s a really easy to read book that helps you progress, and actually get on with doing some writing.”
“What I found most helpful was how it guided me through the entire writing process and beyond in a very natural way that has given me a huge amount of creative confidence.”
“I’ve read a ton of books on screenwriting, but what this one does far better than the others is to lay out, in unvarnished detail, a practical road map for making it as a screenwriter in the real world.”