Skype Group Video class returns!
*NEW* Superior Short Scripts
Next Workshops – start May 16th
The Nutshell Technique – Buy the Book!

Skype Group Video class returns!

Skype Group Video ClassThe 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 July 8 to August 26. 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.

*NEW* Superior Short Scripts Class

Learn how to write a short film script that really has an impact in this special two-Saturday seminar. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a short film script outline and all the tools they need to finish a superior short script.

On the first Saturday, we’ll view several award-winning short films and discuss what elements they have in common. We’ll then look at short film structure.

On the second Saturday, we’ll go through participants’ short film script structure and make sure you’ve created a short film story that has the maximum effectiveness. Then we’ll look at screenplay formatting and how to write scene description and action that flows on the page the same way you want it to unfold on the screen. Lastly, we’ll get our hands dirty and do an in-class writing exercise to reinforce what everyone has learned.

See complete class description and registration info.

Next Workshops – Start May 16!

The Screenplay Workshop classroomRegistration for our Summer session has begun!

All workshops are taught by professional screenwriter and script consultant Jill Chamberlain. 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 Summer session offerings:

Learn in 5 weeks everything you must know to write a screenplay.
Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 pm, May 16-June 13
See syllabus
Tuition: $270

Write a feature-length script or script outline in 10 weeks.
Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 pm, May 16-July 25 (no class July 4th)
See syllabus
Tuition: $475
(Master Class Alumni pay $425)

Learn how to write a short film script that truly has an impact.
Saturdays 1:30-4:30 pm, June 10 & 17
See syllabus
Tuition: $130

Learn screenwriting from anywhere where you have a high speed Internet connection.
Saturdays 1-3:30 pm CDT, July 8-Aug 26
See syllabus
Tuition: $445

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!

The Nutshell Technique – Buy the Book!

Nutshell Technique book coverThe Nutshell Technique is a revolutionary screenplay structuring method The Screenplay Workshop founder Jill Chamberlain invented and is the cornerstone of our curriculum. Now you can learn the method in book form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting, Jill’s book from University of Texas Press. It’s available on Amazon, in libraries all across the US and the world, and in bookstores including Bookpeople in Austin.

Published just over a year ago, the book is already on the syllabus for classes at University of Houston, University of Notre Dame, and the screenwriting program at Columbia University, which is well known as one of the best schools for screenwriting in the world.

Read more about Jill and the Nutshell Technique in this interview in Creative Screenwriting magazine.


The Screenplay Workshop founding director Jill Chamberlain now has a website focused on her book, speaking engagements, and private consultation services:

Like us on Facebook: and

Follow us on Twitter:

Find us on Amazon:
The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting

On YouTube:
watch The Nutshell Technique book trailer

author image


See all author posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *