Online Workshops

Skype Group Video Workshop

Online Video Workshop

The Screenplay Workshop’s superb curriculum is now available anywhere in the world you have a high speed Internet connection! We offer a live screenwriting workshop with two-way video via Skype group video calling.

In just eight weeks, learn everything you need to know in order to write a feature-length screenplay in this fun and accelerated group workshop.

Demonstration of the 8-Sequence Method

Each week, there will be an outside film-viewing assignment, and analysis of this film’s story elements will be our jumping-off point to focus in weekly on one specific area of the screenwriting craft (ie, dialogue, character development, etc). There will be lecture material about this area; practical, straightforward techniques and in-class writing exercises to help you master it; analysis of excerpts from professional screenplays; and commentary on participant-submitted work utilizing our non-defensive, 100% constructive critique tool, “the two way mirror.”

Participants will submit story pitches, beat sheets/outlines and scenes for in-class review. Information about free screenwriting software will be provided.

Here is the syllabus week-to-week:

  1. Story (developing viable story ideas, the difference between a story and a situation, screenplay story structure & our revolutionary Nutshell Technique which will forever change how you watch and write for film)
  2. Plot development and breakdown using the eight-sequence method
  3. Character development
  4. Formatting
  5. Dialogue
  6. Scene description writing and scene construction
  7. Mini-slug action writing
  8. The business of screenwriting

All programs at The Screenplay Workshop are taught by professional screenwriter and script consultant  Jill Chamberlain. Early registration is encouraged.

How to register