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Best Selection of Online Screenwriting Courses and Classes

Writers can learn methods to enhance their writing with screenwriting courses and online film courses from the Writers Store. From screenwriting tips and writing advice from best-selling authors to practical secrets about feature films from master producers and directors, there is something for everyone. Choose from hundreds of online writing classes, including free writing seminars, and advance to the next level within the entertainment industry!

Turn Your Web Series Into a Feature Film - January 21, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM

January 21, 2017
$79.00

Melinda Hill has created, written, produced and starred in critically acclaimed digital series and has financed and sold her projects via phone pitch, elevator pitch, and crowd-funding. In this course you will learn the ins and outs of writing and producing a successful web series. You will learn through an interactive workshop that will include in-class writing exercises to get your creative juices flowing. Melinda Hill will cover vital top...

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Writing the 30-minute Dramedy: The New Frontier! - January 26, 2017 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET

January 26, 2017
$79.99

Please note: Each registration comes with access to the recorded version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. ABOUT THE WEBINAR There is a new format that is taking television by storm. The “new 30-minute Dramedy” is the most creative, cutting-edge form in use today, and prospective and experienced TV writers must understand how it has evolved...

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Making it Big in Shorts: FREE Workshop with Kim Adelman - January 28 2017

January 28, 2017
$0.00

At this FREE event, Kim Adelman will use the newly released third edition of her book Making It Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmakers’ Guide to Short Films to identify what makes a good short film. In addition to screening and analyzing two award-winning short films, she’ll discuss common mistakes filmmakers make, proven formulas for success, and whether your idea for a short is right for you. A book signing will follow the workshop.  Join...

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Creating a Production Company: FREE Event - February 4, 2017 11am-12pm

February 04, 2017
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If you've ever thought about starting a Production Company… Now’s the time! Why a production company? Because it gives you the power to take control. In order to have a successful production company, you need to understand the role of the producer and how they fit within the industry.  Meet authors/producers, Rona Edwards and Monika Skerbelis on Saturday, February 4 at 11am for a special FREE event presentation at The Writers Store. Hear va...

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Romantic Comedies: FREE Event with Pamela Jaye Smith - February 4th, 2017

February 04, 2017
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This interactive presentation will explore different types of relationships and how the genre of romantic comedies can encompass them all to entertain and inspire us to better our own relationships… and have fun along the way.  Recent studies suggest that merely watching and discussing Romantic Comedies with your loved one might be as effective in keeping your love life healthy as is going to couples therapy. This movie guide can help you f...

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Creating a Production Company - February 8, 2017 to March 15, 2017

February 08, 2017
$375.00

COURSE DETAILS Why a production company? It gives you the power to take control. In order to have a successful production company, you need to understand the role of the producer and how they fit within the industry. This online workshop will provide valuable pointers on what it takes to create a production company. In this six-week intensive online course, you'll learn exactly what's necessary to hang your shingle in Hollywood. From mate...

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FREE Final Draft Tutorial - February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017
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Join us for this FREE event! February 11, 2017 11:00AM - 12:30PM LOCATION The Writers Store 3510 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 Saturday February 11th, 2017 11:00AM - 12:30PM

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I Was Saved by the Bell: FREE event with Peter Engel - February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017
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Suffering from 90s nostalgia? Come to the Writers Store on January 14th to hear stories from Peter Engel, creator of Saved by the Bell, about his life in the industry. Engel will speak about his fifty-year career in Hollywood and will give advice on what it takes to succeed. Any writer interested in working in television should show up to learn about perseverance, pushing past your comfort zone, reaching your goals, and what it truly ta...

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Mastering the essential story emotions: How to seduce the reader - February 23, 2017 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET

February 23, 2017
$79.99

Please note: Each registration comes with access to the recorded version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. ABOUT THE WEBINAR Imagine sitting in a theatre after seeing a terrible film. As the end credits roll, the director and writer rush on stage to defend their work over the crowd’s booing—“But we read all the books, taken all the seminars...

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Screenplay Development from the Inside Out - March 22, 2017 – April 19, 2017

March 22, 2017
$325.00

COURSE DETAILS What happens to a script after it leaves the writer's hands? We work in Hollywood every day. And today’s world of feature films is more complex than ever. In this intense workshop, we’ll walk you through the development steps. We’ll share what really happens when you submit your screenplay or material. You’ll learn about the players at the studios, production companies and agencies. We’ll teach you the importance of logline...

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Maneuvering Film Festivals - April 19, 2017 - May 10, 2017

April 19, 2017
$300.00

CLASS DETAILS Get your film recognized! There are over 4,000 film festivals around the world. You will learn how to use festivals as a strategy to advance your career. This 4-week online intensive workshop provides tips and resources to help you break through the film festival selection process. Once you make it in, you'll need the right tools to successfully market yourself at festivals.  4-week online workshop on the ins and outs of f...

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