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Learn the art of storytelling and scriptwriting in the vibrant city of Chicago, with classes covering everything from character development to dialogue writing.

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Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unlock the potential of your movie idea in our comprehensive seminar. Learn the essential steps to craft a compelling screenplay, from concept to Hollywood pitch. With expert guidance and insider knowledge, turn your vision into a lucrative cinematic story ready for the big screen.

(287) Beginner 18 and older
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Screenplay Writing 101 (Private - 2 Hours)

Script School @ Online Classroom

Transform your movie or TV idea into a fully structured and captivating story with the guidance of experienced screenwriters at Script School's exclusive Story Development course. Gain valuable insights on theme selection, character development, and storyline design, equipping you with the essential tools to bring your story to life through a treatment and eventually a screenplay.

(5) All levels 13 and older
+1250 pts
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Write Your Screenplay

Jacob Krueger Studio

Discover screenwriting and forever change the way you approach your craft. Award-winning screenwriter Jacob Krueger will guide you through a transformative four-week workshop that teaches you how to grow your script from the initial idea to the movie of your dreams. Join a supportive community of fellow writers as you learn to integrate your artistic goals into your real-world life.

(43) Beginner 16 and older

4 sessions

+3750 pts
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Screenwriting 101

Writing Pad

Learn the essential foundations of screenwriting in this online seminar. Gain insight into successful movie structure, character development, and generating impactful ideas. Start your journey into the world of screenwriting with this expert-led course.

(61) Beginner 16 and older
+950 pts
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Screenwriting I: 10 Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Master the art of screenwriting with this immersive workshop. Dive into the world of movies, learning the fundamentals of dramatic writing, crafting compelling characters, and developing captivating plotlines. Whether you dream of Hollywood glamour or indie grit, this course will equip you with the skills to bring your stories to life on the silver screen.

(745) All levels 18 and older

2 sessions

+4640 pts
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Screenwriting III: A Master Screenwriting Workshop

Writing Pad

Take your movie script to the next level with veteran screenwriter Chris Reed. In this workshop, you'll learn advanced techniques and tried-and-true solutions to overcome your script challenges. Craft your protagonist's inner conflict and story surprises while getting personalized guidance to move closer to a finished draft.

(61) Advanced 16 and older

5 sessions

+5250 pts
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Screenwriting I: Intro to Screenwriting

Writing Pad

Learn from veteran screenwriter Chris Reed and turn your movie ideas into a killer script. Discover the secrets of story structure, character development, and formatting in this online screenwriting class. Don't miss your chance to break into the industry and avoid rookie mistakes.

(61) Beginner 16 and older

5 sessions

+4800 pts
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Screenwriting II: An Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

Writing Pad

Learn from veteran screenwriter Chris Reed and take your screenplay to the next level in this 5-week online workshop. Discover the secrets to creating emotionally compelling stories, engaging characters, and snappy dialogue. By the end, you'll have a much more complete understanding of what makes a great script great.

(61) Advanced 16 and older

5 sessions

+4800 pts
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30-Day Outline Your Story

L.A. Writers' Lab

Discover the craft of outlining your story in this immersive workshop at L.A. Writers' Lab. Unleash the wildness of your imagination while mastering the art of story structure. Through lectures, exercises, and film analysis, unlock your protagonist's transformation and build a compelling narrative.

(3) All levels 18 and older

5 sessions

+4000 pts
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Reviews for Screenwriting Classes in Chicago

Screenwriting Classes in Chicago are rated 4.4 stars based on 1,144 verified reviews from actual purchasers.

  • Write Your Screenplay

    Reviewed by DIANE G. on 12/7/2023
    Jake is an amazing teacher. Many are good at their craft but unable to share it. He does it with a warm, interactive style that made the class fun and interesting.
  • Screenwriting 101

    Reviewed by Jaclyn G. on 11/7/2022
    Very informative and inspirational! Highly recommend.
  • Screenwriting I: 10 Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

    Reviewed by Joan M. on 3/14/2021
    I enjoyed the class and learned a lot. The instructor was enthusiastic, personable and knowledgeable and kept the information coming. He had excellent answers for any questions and made me want to take more classes on this subject.
  • Write Your Screenplay

    Reviewed by Dan W. on 2/25/2020
    I haven't been this inspired in ages. Jacob made the course work and eventual worth of the screenplay seem like something that I knew I should do but didn't know how to finish.
  • Turn Your Movie Idea Into a Screenplay

    Reviewed by Paul T. on 10/7/2019
    Class was great. Only 2 minor issues. Chairs not comfortable at all for 8-9 hours and over slides ancient. However great class. Well worth time and money
  • Screenwriting I: 10 Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

    Reviewed by Haley G. on 5/20/2019
    This course was great! I had Vanessa, and she gave an awesome overview of the screenwriting process, answering the group's (many) questions along the way while staying on track with her course material, too. Well worth the $—I now feel equipped to get started writing my own screenplay!
  • Screenwriting I: 10 Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

    Reviewed by Elizabeth B. on 2/25/2019
    This was an excellent intensive one-day intro to screenwriting, including the development and classification of ideas, the process of taking a script from idea through various stages to the actual writing of the draft, an in-depth discussion of structure and the way it has changed over time (from the 1970s to today, for example), and a quick but informative overview of the software used in the actual screenwriting process. Loved it, would highly recommend.
  • Write Your Screenplay

    Anonymous review on 2/15/2019
    Inspiring, practical, encouraging. The kickstart you need.
  • Write Your Screenplay

    Reviewed by Matthew D. on 2/8/2019
    I have been around writing for a very long time from many perspectives, have degrees in writing and so on and within the first 15 minutes of class I started hearing things from Jacob that I had never heard anywhere. He is a brilliant teacher and the kind of person you just want to be around because I know he is changing not just my writing but my life in ways that I still have not even fully realized yet.
  • Write Your Screenplay

    Reviewed by Agnes C. on 6/28/2018
    Katie was great!
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