Testimonials

Jill Chamberlain has taught thousands of writers, showrunners, producers, and enthusiasts how to master the craft of screenwriting. Here is what they have to say.

Callum Greene

“Very impressive! Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell Technique is like the Rosetta Stone: it cracks the code behind why we love the movies that we love. It goes way beyond tired old beat sheet formulas and instead guides you to organically write the story you want to tell.”

Callum Greene
Producer, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

David Gleeson

“Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell Technique has been a real eye opener and the magic panacea I’ve been searching for as a screenwriter. Through her process, being able to have a bird’s eye view of a workable draft in just a few bullet points has been revelatory, forever changing the way I approach story.”

David Gleeson
Screenwriter, Tolkien

Kat Candler

“I was really impressed! Jill Chamberlain is incredible with story. She understands it so well and is super quick to tap into writers’ work.”

 

Kat Candler
Showrunner, Queen Sugar

Peter Mattei

“Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell Technique is the most cogent, clearly articulated take on screenwriting the world has ever known. My scripts have gotten infinitely better because of her.”

Peter Mattei
Creator/Showrunner, "Outsiders" TV series

Hannah Feller

Hannah Feller
Screenwriter represented by Hollywood legend Marion Rosenberg

Katherine Craft

“I love Jill’s Nutshell Technique! It’s the perfect balance between structure and freedom. It helps you structure your story without feeling formulaic.”

Katherine Craft
HBO Access Fellowship recipient

Patrick Wright

“The Nutshell Technique is a truly great method for understanding the dramatic mechanisms needed for an excellent film. Jill Chamberlain may be the one to have finally cracked cinema’s genetic code.”

Patrick Wright
Director, Graduate Film Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, & Editor/Producer of the Oscar-winning "Music by Prudence"

Karey Green

“My screenplay made Second Round at Austin Film Festival! I couldn’t have done it without your class. Thank you for making me a better writer!”

Karey Green
Screenwriter, Honovi

Andrew Olson

“I went to film school and have been writing for over 10 years, yet The Screenplay Workshop was able to improve on every aspect of my screenwriting.”

Andrew Olson
Filmmaker/Screenwriter & Nicholl quarterfinalist

Nichole Abshire

“The Master Class was life changing! When I completed my screenplay, I felt a huge sense of confidence and accomplishment. Hands down, this workshop has been the most important thing I’ve ever done for myself and my writing.”

Nichole Abshire
Nicholl quarterfinalist

Ivan Torres

“I loved the instructor. She was very invested in our work and made the craft of screenwriting clear and accessible. The Screenplay Workshop was way more informative than any book on screenwriting.”

Ivan Torres
Houston, Texas

Lori Smith

“I love the Nutshell Technique! It simplifies story structure in a way that enabled me to finally get a whole story down on paper. Really everything I learned feels so valuable. I can’t believe how much I learned in just one class!”

Lori Smith

Terry Raven

“I finished my first feature screenplay two days ago, and it feels awesome! I could not have done it without you. I gave myself a month but wrote it in just sixteen days. I felt so inspired that many times I would get up in the middle of the night to add an idea.”

Terry Raven
Screenwriter, Burnt Orange

Katie Matlack

“A fantastic experience! I learned tons. Books I’ve read weren’t nearly as practical. And the workshop environment was supportive and unbiased. Participants were open-minded and aiming to learn and improve, and I felt comfortable sharing and giving critique.”

Katie Matlack
Writer

Lisa Belcher

“I couldn’t wait to come to class each day! Every bit of information was interesting to me. I feel I have greatly improved during this workshop which is due to Jill’s direction and critiques.”

Lisa Belcher
Videographer/Mom; Screenwriter, Fixed

Vanessa Cook

“The workshop environment was fantastic! People didn’t always agree, but everyone was respectful of one another. And I really learned a lot from hearing everyone’s ideas, even when we were discussing someone else’s work. It helped me see things from different perspectives which opened me up creatively.”

Vanessa Cook
Lucky Lily Productions

Zooey Greif

“Jill rocks! Her knowledge of screenwriting and the business astound me. I learned more than I ever thought possible. I improved by leaps and bounds.”

Zooey Greif

Anne Wolfe Andersen

“I learned soooooooo mucch! Jill is the most amazing teacher ever! The workshop is packed full of info and great advice.”

Anne Wolfe Andersen

Asenette Rios

“One word – WOW! The information provided was beyond helpful, and I feel lucky to have taken this class. It beat every book I’ve read. I’m speechless!”

Asenette Rios

Tracie Gardner

“Because I’ve read so much about screenwriting, I really didn’t expect to encounter any radically new insights. But The Screenplay Workshop seriously exceeded my expectations! It was of tremendous value.”

Tracie Gardner

Jared Stepp

“This was way more fun, low key, and inspirational than other classes I’ve taken.”

Jared Stepp
Filmmaker, Ideogram Films

Annette Maxberry

“Jill is a fantastic teacher. Her Nutshell Technique makes the process of screenwriting fun and approachable. I feel like it’s no longer an insurmountable task but something I can accomplish in manageable chunks.”

Annette Maxberry
Publisher, Wisdom House Books

Jeanne Trepanier

“I’ve been blocked for ideas for a long time and thanks to your methods, my creative wheels are turning once again. I’m definitely signing up again for the next Master Class. I can’t wait to learn more.”

Jeanne Trepanier

Joan Johnson

“Well worth the drive from Houston!”

Joan Johnson

Marisol Medrano

“This is the workshop where you are REALLY going to learn how to write a screenplay – and it will be worth every penny.”

Marisol Medrano
Filmmaker

Kris Niblett

“Unlike other classes I’ve taken, The Screenplay Workshop with Jill Chamberlain was so much more specific, and I could see and feel my progress. The Nutshell Technique is a writer’s lifeline – it will get you to a solid story.”

Kris Niblett
Advertising Creative Director

Jack Prather

“The Screenplay Workshop will take the confusion and cloud of uncertainty surrounding your story and will instantly clarify it to an extent you may not have thought was possible.”

Jack Prather

Melissa Johnson

“The Screenplay Workshop turned out to be the best investment in a workshop I’ve ever done. Jill thoroughly guides you on how to be an A-list writer.”

Melissa Johnson

Joseph Filani

“Jill forces us to take a step back and remember that story is king. And the neat part about it is that when you do, the writing comes out so easily.”

Joseph Filani
Technologist

Jen Westerman

“Jill’s syllabus, lessons plans and teaching style reflect a refusal to pander, keeping expectations high, yet pressure low. Jill listened to and read her students’ work with complete attention, critiquing amply, but fairly and kindly. Her feedback never stung and was always right on. I, therefore, trusted Jill’s assessment of my work, of any work.”

Jen Westerman
Producer

Mary Robinson

“I highly recommend The Screenplay Workshop. It really helps you to better understand your characters, and it’s a great crash course in storytelling.”

Mary Robinson
Editor-in-Chief, SWAG (Southwest Actors Guide)

Sam Kimelman

“Jill’s technique pointed out my scripts’ weaknesses and kicked down the major road blocks that were holding me back. I recommend her screenwriting workshop, script consulting, and The Nutshell Technique book to anyone interested in writing better stories.”

Sam Kimelman