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Course: How to Write a Screenplay: Step-by-Step

How to Write a Screenplay: Step-by-Step

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About this Course

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Publishing Screenplays

Whether you’ve got a completed script, or need help off the starting-blocks, getting a Screenplay formatted correctly to catch the eye of producers is no easy task. A little, professional advice goes a long way, and How to Write a Screenplay delivers large, for those with big screen aspirations!

Top Writing Tricks You Didn’t Know - for TV & Film

When writing for the movies, TV, video or computer games, there are essential elements you must get right to show professional competence, and avoid looking like an amateur. Jones not only provides the answers but presents them in an easy to understand way that can be read in under a day to bring game-changing results fast.

By explaining the best formatting requirements for each genre, Jones unveils the blueprints that experts use for Feature film and Television dramas & sitcoms. She examines the best ways to edit-on-a-budget and the 6 Tips for Success that can turn your script into must-have property.

Slugs, Thugs & the Theory of Illumination

Even if you know your slugs from your thugs, the Theory of Illumination is just one of the many methods Noah describes for writing believable, compelling characters that have edge-of-the-seat dialogue.

How to Write a Screenplay gets you in the frame for success and makes sure you won’t fade out of view. From creating beat sheets, to helping you write your first draft, Jones looks over your shoulder and breaks everything down line-by-line, to help you style your writing in a properly formatted and accepted way.

Subjects Covered Include:

  • Physical Formatting
  • Screenplay Formats
  • Action Elements
  • Writing Dialogue
  • Parenthetical Information
  • Transition Elements
  • Types of Drama & How to Format for Them
  • Number of Pages Expected for Each Act
  • Narrative Structure
  • Example formatting for Multicamera Sitcoms
  • Top 5 Tips for Writing Stronger Characters
  • Creating a Rough Draft
  • Editing a Screenplay
  • Expert Tips for Success

One Click Away from Amazing Screenplay!

A must-have course for those who have no access to professional help and want something quick so that they can progress with their writing. Submit your scripts with confidence! Click Enroll Now to see your screenplay story come to life fast!

Basic knowledge
  • All you need is a desire to write great scripts!
What you will learn

Subjects Covered Include:

  • Physical Formatting
  • Screenplay Formats
  • Action Elements
  • Writing Dialogue
  • Parenthetical Information
  • Transition Elements
  • Types of Drama & How to Format for Them
  • Number of Pages Expected for Each Act
  • Narrative Structure
  • Example formatting for Multicamera Sitcoms
  • Top 5 Tips for Writing Stronger Characters
  • Creating a Rough Draft
  • Editing a Screenplay
  • Expert Tips for Success
Curriculum
Number of Lecture: 6
Total Duration: 01:19:02
How to Write a Screenplay
  • What is a Screenplay?  

    - Physical format

    - Screenplay formats

    - Feature film

  • Television Screenwriting Considerations  

    - Drama

    - Sitcoms

    - Additional tips to keep in mind

  • How to Create Characters  

    - Top 5 tips for writing stronger characters into your screenplay

    - What else can we do?

  • Creating a Rough Draft  

    - Develop the story idea

    - Create the pitch

    - Give it structure

    - Build a full story

    - Create a beat sheet

    - Write the script (finally)

    - Next steps

  • Editing a Screenplay  
  • Tips for Success  
Reviews (5)
2 weeks before
Excellent descriptive approach on how to write a screenplay, covering every aspect of the mechanics and style required to write a professionally finished and ready spec script to submit to the deal makers. Emma covers every specific or general question you may have on how to write a spec screenplay. For any aspiring screenwriter, this course is a must.
2 weeks before
2 weeks before
As a person who didn't know where to begin when it came to scripts, I can say now, that after completing this course, I know exactly how to format and write a script.  I recommend it to anyone interesting on learning how to format your screenplay to industry standards.  She can't give you ideas... but she can certainly guide you as to how to plop it on paper.
2 weeks before
2 weeks before
These are the real nitty gritty tips most writing courses do not teach, the tips that can help you in your career for the rest of your life. I definitely learned a lot from the course and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to become a screenwriter.