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Learn the art of crafting compelling narratives and dynamic characters in playwriting classes in NYC, where participants will explore the fundamentals of dramatic structure and develop their own unique voice as playwrights.

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How to Write an Award-Winning Screenplay (Private 2-Hour Session)

New York International Screenplay Awards @ 1887 Broadway, New York, NY

Learn the secrets to creating an award-winning screenplay in this workshop. Discover the crucial elements of storytelling and master the technical aspects of formatting. Gain insider knowledge on the criteria used by top competitions like Nicholls Fellowship, Blue Cat, and NYISA.

(2) All levels 12 and older
$200
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+2000 pts
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Character Creation (Private 2-Hour Session)

New York International Screenplay Awards @ 1887 Broadway, New York, NY

Unlock the secrets to creating captivating characters at the New York International Screenplay Awards' Advanced Screenwriting Development Programs. Dive deep into the principles of characterization, engagement with plots, consistency, connections with others and the audience, and the effects of dialogue. Don't miss out on this immersive workshop for aspiring screenwriters.

(2) All levels 12 and older
$200
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+2000 pts
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Building A Strong Structure (Private 2-Hour Session)

New York International Screenplay Awards @ 1887 Broadway, New York, NY

Master the art of screenwriting with New York International Screenplay Awards' Advanced Screenwriting Development Programs. Learn the principles and steps to create a strong structure for your screenplay in this compact workshop. Get expert guidance and valuable feedback on your work.

(2) All levels 12 and older
$200
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Efficient Moving Dialogue Writing (Private 2-Hour Session)

New York International Screenplay Awards @ 1887 Broadway, New York, NY

Learn to create powerful dialogue in this advanced screenwriting workshop at the prestigious New York International Screenplay Awards. Discover the principles of effective dialogue, character development, consistency, subtext, and content transformation in this compact and informative course. Unlock your screenwriting potential and receive a certificate and free feedback for your screenplays.

(2) All levels 12 and older
$200
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+2000 pts
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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
$125
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+1250 pts
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Playwriting I: 10-Week Workshop (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Unleash your inner playwright and learn the secrets of crafting captivating scripts that come alive on stage. Join our ten-week workshop and discover the art of theatrical storytelling, from dramatic writing techniques to marketing your work. 

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$464

2 sessions

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+4640 pts
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TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

Writing Pad

Learn the secrets to developing a hit comedy show and creating memorable characters in the five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop at Writing Pad. With guidance from an instructor who has worked on shows like Community and Superstore, you'll develop the formula for your own series and have everything you need to pitch it. Don't miss your chance to bring your comedic ideas to life!

(61) Beginner 16 and older
$525

5 sessions

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+5250 pts
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TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

Writing Pad

Turn your brilliant TV drama idea into a page-turning script with Writing Pad's online class. Learn to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, and plan a season arc that hooks the audience. Get ready to create an irresistible TV drama pilot!

(61) All levels 18 and older
$420

4 sessions

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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
$375

4 sessions

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+3750 pts
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TV Drama II

Writing Pad

Learn how to turn your killer TV Pilot beat sheet into a compelling script with the help of successful writing partners from The Handmaid's Tale. Craft amazing outlines, write scenes that pack a punch, and gain the confidence to finish your pilot with flair in this eight-week Online TV Draft Writing Workshop. Prerequisites do apply.

(61) Intermediate 18 and older
$1,026

9 sessions

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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
$95
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+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
$464

2 sessions

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+4640 pts
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TV Comedy Pitching

Writing Pad

Master the art of TV comedy pitching alongside industry pros. Learn the ins and outs of crafting a winning pitch, from etiquette to performance, and receive personalized feedback to refine your presentation. Get ready to impress network executives and take your comedy pilot to the next level.

(61) All levels 18 and older
$325

3 sessions

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TV III

Writing Pad

Refine your TV script word by word, line by line. Learn how to introduce characters, write a killer opening scene, and turn your first draft into literary gold in this advanced TV writing course. Take your career to the next level with the impeccable pilot script.

(61) Advanced 18 and older
$925

8 sessions

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+9250 pts
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TV Comedy 2: TV Draft Writing

Writing Pad

Learn from TV comedy expert, Jack Kukoda, how to transform your beat sheets into a hilarious pilot script in this 8-week online workshop. Develop your characters, write an engaging opening scene, and turn your roadmap into literary gold. By the end, you'll be on your way to revising your first draft and creating an Emmy-worthy comedy.

(61) All levels 16 and older
$1,140

8 sessions

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+11400 pts
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TV II: TV Draft Writing

Writing Pad

Learn how to transform your TV pilot from a messy draft to a captivating masterpiece in this ten-week online workshop. Craft amazing outlines, write scenes with a clear beginning, middle, and end, and capture the imagination of readers with your storytelling skills. Join now and gain the confidence to finish your pilot with flair.

(61) Intermediate 16 and older
$1,140

10 sessions

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+11400 pts
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TV Writing I: 10-Week Workshop (Self-Paced))

Gotham Writers Workshop

Start creating your TV script for an existing show in this comprehensive workshop. This beginner-friendly course covers everything from episode ideas and character development to the technical format for TV scripts and the real-world process of writing TV shows. Get ready to take your TV writing skills to the next level.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$464

2 sessions

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+4640 pts
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TV Structure for Pilot Writing

Writing Pad

Master the essential principles of TV pilot writing and craft a compelling story with a rock-solid spine. Join TV writer Tyler Dinucci (American Gods, Drop Dead Diva) in this one-day structure clinic and launch your pilot firmly into the series. Don't miss your chance to put your TV series on firm footing!

(61) All levels 16 and older
$95
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+950 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
$525

5 sessions

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+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
$480

5 sessions

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+4800 pts
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Reviews for Playwriting Classes in NYC

Playwriting Classes in NYC are rated 4.4 stars based on 856 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com 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.
  • How to Write an Award-Winning Screenplay (Private 2-Hour Session)

    Reviewed by damien l. on 2/7/2023
    Emine Durson is magic. She is so on point and detail oriented and talented. I am extremely grateful for the 2 hours she made her gifts available to me.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • How to Write an Award-Winning Screenplay (Private 2-Hour Session)

    Reviewed by Abbey B. on 3/11/2019
    Fabulous
  • 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.
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