Autumn Classes – New Class Offerings
Screenwriting Class via Skype Group Video
Big Alumni News – HBO & Nicholls!!

Autumn Classes – New Class Offerings!!

The Screenplay Workshop classroomIn addition to our celebrated feature film screenwriting workshops, we’ve added some exciting new class offerings on the Autumn schedule.

Get your pitch in shape for the fall pitch competitions plus learn Hollywood writing-assignment style pitching in our new Pitching! seminar. Write a short film script that truly has an impact in our Superior Short Scripts class. And join our screenwriting workshop from anywhere in the world you have a high speed Internet connection with our Screenwriting Workshop via live Skype Group Video. .

All workshops are taught by professional screenwriter and TSW Director Jill Chamberlain and meet in our central Austin classroom. Be sure to register ASAP for the best selection and to ensure your choice is not filled or cancelled.

Our workshops are for all levels: beginners through professionals. Classes are highly interactive, jam-packed with information, and a ton of fun!

Here are all our Autumn offerings:

Learn screenwriting from anywhere where you have a high speed Internet connection.
Saturdays 1-3:30 pm CDT, Sept 23-Nov 18 (note: no class Oct 28)
See syllabus
Tuition: $445

Get your pitch in shape for the fall competitions plus learn Hollywood writing-assignment style pitching.
Wednesdays 7-9:30 pm, Sept 27 & Oct 4
See syllabus
Tuition: $95

Learn in 5 weeks everything you must know to write a screenplay.
– MONDAY group (7-9:30 pm, Oct 9-Nov 6)
– TUESDAY group (7-9:30 pm, Oct 10-Nov 7)
See syllabus
Tuition: $270

Write a feature-length script or script outline in 10 weeks.
– MONDAY group (7-9:30 pm, Oct 9-Dec 11)
– TUESDAY group (7-9:30 pm, Oct 10-Dec 12)
See syllabus
Tuition: $475
(Master Class Alumni pay $425)

Write a short film script that truly has an impact and receive feedback on your script from the instructor and the group.
Wednesdays 7-9:30 pm, Oct 11, Oct 18 & Nov 1
See syllabus
Tuition: $165

is also available. See more info on our website.

Just hit “Reply” and e-mail us with which workshop group you are interested in, and we’ll email back to get you enrolled right away!

Screenwriting via Skype Group Video!

Skype Group Video Class

The Screenplay Workshop’s superb curriculum is now available anywhere in the world you have a high speed Internet connection! Our Screenwriting Workshop via live Skype Group Video brings you the same highly interactive experience you’d have if you came to our Austin classroom but without leaving your home.

Utilizing Skype’s group video calling feature, the workshop meets live Saturdays 1-3:30 pm CDT from September 23 through Nov 18 (no class Oct 28). With Skype group video, you’ll be able to see and hear the instructor and your classmates, and the instructor and your classmates can see and hear you. In just eight weeks, you’ll learn all you need to know in order to write a feature-length screenplay in this fun and accelerated workshop.

See a complete workshop syllabus.

Alumni News – HBO & Nicholls!!

Katherine Craft won a HBO Access Writing Fellowship! The fellowship began with master classes at HBO’s Santa Monica offices and will continue through the year as Katherine works with the HBO executive she was paired with to mentor her.

Louise Lynch is a 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowshipquarterfinalist with her screenplay God’s Law. Her script will now advance for consideration in the semifinals.

Liz Belile was hired to adapt Joyce Harlow’s novel The Susie House into a television pilot.

Hannah Feller‘s screenplay War/Love was a finalist at Nashville Film Festival and Omaha Film Festival. Two of her scripts, War/Love and Swiftwater, were semifinalists at Austin Revolution Film Festival’s screenplay competition, as was Liz Belile‘s A Self Made Man.

Dave Pantano‘s Backfired was a finalist in Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards and a quarterfinalist in the PAGE Awards.

Alumni: be sure to email us about your news. We love to hear from you! Email


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