Late Summer Class Info
Nutshell Technique Book – Now Available!
Alumni & Instructor News

Late Summer Classes – Register Now!

The Screenplay Workshop classroomRegistration for Late Summer workshops has begun! All workshops start the first week of August.

Workshops are taught by professional screenwriters. 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 our Late Summer offerings:

Learn in 5 weeks everything you must know to write a screenplay.
Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 pm, August 2-30
See syllabus
Tuition: $270

Write a feature-length script or script outline in 10 weeks.
Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 pm, August 2-October 4
See syllabus
Tuition: $475
(Master Class Alumni pay $415)

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!

Nutshell Technique Book – Now Available!

Nutshell Technique book coverEveryone’s raving about TSW Director Jill Chamberlain’s new book The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting(University of Texas Press) and how it’s improved their screenwriting. It’s available online and in bookstores including Bookpeople in Austin and LA’s Writers Store.

Hollywood screenwriter Glenn Gers (Fracture with Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins) said: “The Nutshell Technique is a detailed, focused, ferociously practical method for structuring a screenplay. Author Jill Chamberlain shows you exactly how to get the work done.”

And on Amazon, to date 15 out of 15 customer reviews on Amazon have given The Nutshell Technique a five-star rating! Amazon reviewers have described it as “superb,” “worth every penny,” and “an instant classic…This simple, elegant approach to story development is superior to those you’ll find in similar books, because it provides more space for originality.”

The Nutshell Technique is a revolutionary screenplay structuring method Jill invented and the cornerstone of The Screenplay Workshop’s curriculum. To get a sense of what a profound difference the Nutshell Technique makes, please check out the book trailer, featuring screenwriters who have worked with Jill and applied the method to their own work:

Alumni & Instructor News

Dave Pantano was hired by B Movie Productions as a screenwriter for the feature film Slaughterhouse, now in production. Principal photography on it should wrap in July.

Writer/director Lisa Belcher‘s The Gift was recently nominated for Best Screenplay at Idyllwild Film Festival. It will screen at Austin Revolution Film Festival this September.

Amy Quick Parrish has adapted her award-winning screenplay and webseries into a book: Into Dust- The Thunderbird Chronicles. It will release on Amazon Kindle June 30 with a paperback edition soon. Her screenplay version was a quarterfinalist in the the Silver Screenwriting Awards and made it to the second round of consideration for Sundance Screenwriting Labs.

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