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Write Your Screenplay

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Virtual Classroom

Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger Will Forever Change The Way You View Screenwriting. Rather than imposing formulaic models from the outside, we teach you how to organically “grow” your script, from initial idea, to character, to scene, to act, to the movie you’ve always dreamed of writing. Jump Start Your Writing. Whether you’re...

Monday May 10th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$375

4 sessions

Story Development (Private)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Script School - Script School Virtual Classroom

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...

Wednesday Apr 21st, 8am - 4pm Pacific Time

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TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Do you want to write for television, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran TV writer Steven Peros will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the small screen. Steven has sold four pilots (to MTV and NBC-Universal, among others), and wrote for one of AMC’s first scripted series, (which...

Saturday May 8th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

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...

Sunday May 16th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time

Sketch Level I: Intro to Sketch

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Miles Stroth Workshop - Virtual Classroom

This workshop is geared toward all levels of experience. Hundreds have participated in Eric’s Workshop, ranging from people who have never written a scene in their lives, to well-known comedians, professional screenwriters, and TV Producers.  It’s geared toward beginners and the experienced. If you’ve taken sketch writing before, you’ll...

Thursday May 6th, 7pm - 10pm Pacific Time

  (8 sessions)
$320

8 sessions

Online Solo Show 2: Performance

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

In this 6-week class, students will continue to draft their solo show while focusing on performance, using The Barrow Group acting tools. The class culminates in a sharing of 5-10 minute excerpts of their pieces. Prerequisite: Students must have completed Solo Show I: Writing or the 10-Week Solo Show I class.

Tuesday May 25th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$395

6 sessions

Writing and Acting Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Writers and Actors Group -

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY MOVED ONLINE. Due to these insecure economic times, our class and coaching fees have been temporarily lowered. Where actors get to work on their cold reading skills, and writers get to workshop their scripts. This weekly workshop is a fun a fun and friendly opportunity to practice cold reading, and become...

Thursday Apr 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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Solo Show 1: Writing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

In this 4-week class, students will begin crafting and writing their own solo show. The class begins with an overview of script analysis and story structure. Then, students will share an outline of their show for review and dramaturgy.  During the last session, students will share a fully formed draft of an excerpt of their show.  Please...

Tuesday Jun 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$295

4 sessions

Screenwriting II: An Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

You have an outline for your brilliant screenplay, or maybe even a first draft. But how do you take it to the next level and turn it into a polished, sellable script? Enter veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (Disney, Touchstone) to help you make your screenplay shine. In this 5-week Los Angeles advanced screenwriting workshop, Chris shares his secrets...

Sunday May 16th, 11am - 2pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop in Los Angeles is for you. Let your instructor share secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and the instructor's...

Saturday Jun 5th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

How to Write for Musical Theater

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles - **Virtual Classroom

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 May 13th, 7pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (10 sessions)
$599

10 sessions

4-Day Outline Your Story Telecourse

at L.A. Writers' Lab - Virtual Classroom

This class is NOT an in-person class, but a telecourse class. You need access to a phone to dial in to the live class. The challenge in outlining a novel or screenplay lies in marrying the wildness of your imagination to the rigor of story structure. There is no formula to creating an outline, but there is craft involved. In this four-day intensive...

Monday May 10th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$250

4 sessions

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Action: Teen Scriptwriting Level I

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Do you dream of seeing your work performed, up there, somewhere? A spellbinding movie. An addictive TV show. A gripping play. Then go for it, but you’ll go farther if you learn the craft of scriptwriting. Here you will gain an introduction to screenwriting, TV writing, and playwriting. You will learn how these forms are similar and how they’re...

Tuesday Jul 6th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$334

8 sessions

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Introduction to Playwriting

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Irish Arts Center - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Online, New York 00000

Whether you’re interested in full-length plays, musicals, short plays, or other forms, all dramatic writing employs essential ideas and techniques to bring out the drama in any narrative.  Explore theatricality and the craft of dramatic writing, and walk away with a self-identified set of skills you can use to craft dynamic stories for the...

No upcoming schedules
$165

8 sessions

Writing TV

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at On the Page - Virtual Classroom

A “learn by doing” class that takes you step-by-step through the TV pitching and writing process, moving you from idea to pages in four weeks. Three classes will be taught by Pilar Alessandra and will focus on creating and developing your series and pilot. One class will be taught by Carole Kirschner and will focus on selling, staffing...

No upcoming schedules
$250

4 sessions

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