• Spring Classes
• Pre-Competition Consultations – Book Now!
• The Nutshell Technique – Buy the Book!
• Alumni News
• Links


Spring Classes – Start March 13!

The Screenplay Workshop classroomRegistration for Spring workshops has begun! All workshops start at the week of March 13th.

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 Spring offerings:

Learn in 5 weeks everything you must know to write a screenplay.
– MONDAY group (7-9:30 pm, March 13-April 10)
– SATURDAY group (1:30-4 pm, March 18-April 15)
See syllabus
Tuition: $270

Write a feature-length script or script outline in 10 weeks.
– MONDAY group (7-9:30 pm, March 13-May 15)
– SATURDAY group (1:30-4 pm, March 18-May 20)
See syllabus
Tuition: $475
(Master Class Alumni pay $425)

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!

Pre-Competition Consults – Book Now!

Spring is right around the corner and that means the deadlines for the big script competitions (AFF, Nicholl, etc) are fast approaching. There’s still time to have your script professionally evaluated by Jill Chamberlain, but you need to book your consultation soon.

The good news:
Jill has a fast 48-hour turnaround from when she reads your script to when she gives you feedback.

The bad news:
There are only a limited number of consultation appointment dates left between now and the big spring competition deadlines!

The great news:
Jill excels at her job! With a Flat Rate Script Consultation ($350), Jill reviews and analyzes your screenplay and then discusses her recommendations and extensive script mark-up in a face-to-face (or Skype) consultation. Her goal is to help you improve your screenplay so that it achieves its maximum impact and is the best it can possibly be.

To book your consultation, email

See more info and testimonials on Jill Chamberlain and consultation services on The Screenplay Workshop websiteand also at the website dedicated to her private consultation services:

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 less than a year ago, the book is already on the syllabus for classes at University of HoustonUniversity 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 LA Screenwriter.

Alumni News

In April, principal photography commences on Raine Beau’s End, a new feature film written by Jennifer Cooney! It is being produced by Joe Orlandino and Atlas Media Ventures Productions and will be shot on location in Chicago.

Read a great interview with Kat Candler on life after Sundance and finally making a living as a filmmaker in the NY Times.

Randy Brown‘s feature script Consent is a finalist in the StoryPros International Screenplay Contest.

Angela Briones’ Mindy Project spec script is a finalist in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Competition.

Dana Cowden‘s Sir Guinevere was a runner up in the FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards.

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


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

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