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FilmSkills Screenwriting Kit

At a Glance

  • Write a Screenplay Hollywood will want to Produce

Write a Script. Do it Right.

Every great movie is made from a great script. It doesn’t matter how big the budget gets, how authentic the actors perform, or how magnificent the visual effects appear unless the screenplay is engaging, dynamic, and believable. Films with high production values have been known to flop because the scripts couldn’t handle the weight of their own plots, structures or even main characters. Rarely has a bad script been made into a good movie. Writing a script is a craft that takes time to learn and a tremendous amount of discipline, and it also requires understanding story structure, psychology, human dynamics, and pacing.

In the FilmSkills Screenwriting Kit, you will learn the step-by-step process of writing a script from top Hollywood writers.  From the very beginning stages of developing a marketable idea, creating dynamic characters, understanding story structure, and finally learning how to market your script. You will gain all the tools you need to write a professional Hollywood screenplay.

You will learn from Emmy and Oscar-winning filmmakers as they reveal the techniques they’ve learned throughout their careers in the comprehensive FilmSkills Screenwriting CourseLearn from 12 Instructors, including:

  • Chris Huntley - Writer, Creator of Academy-Award winning Scriptor,  and co-creator of Dramatica
  • Steve Skrovan - Emmy-Award Winning Executive Producer, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Til Death
  • Neal Landau - Screenwriter, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Melrose Place, The Magnificent Seven, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Secret World of Alex Mack, and MTV's Undressed.
  • Guy Gallo - Screenwriter, Under the Volcano, Tales from the Darkside, and American Playhouse
  • Ken Dancynger - Author,  Broadcast Writing,  Alternative Scriptwriting, Writing the Short Film
  • David Freeman - Screenwriter, Street Smart, and The Border

Disc 1:

Developing the Idea - Learn how to find and develop a marketable idea, what producers are looking for and which ideas will prevent your project from selling.

Story Structure - Learn how stories are structured and how you can properly structure your screenplay.

Disc 2:

The Three Act Structure - Learn how to properly write a story using the three act structure.  

A-Story and Subplots - Learn to properly structure the A-Story and subplots in your script.

Disc 3:

Story Pacing - Learn techniques to help improve the pacing of your story.

The Protagonist - Learn how to create a strong protagonist, the attributes of the protagonist, and how (s)he changes.

The Antagonist - Learn to write a strong, multi-dimensional antagonist.

Disc 4:

Conflict Types - Learn the types of conflict, how it is influenced by genre and how it impacts the protagonist.

Supporting Characters - Learn the role of supporting characters and how they can be used to support both the protagonist and antagonist.

Character Archetypes - Learn the eight character archetypes and how to use them as the foundation for strong supporting characters.

Personality and Backstory - Learn how to create a real character with personality and backstory

Disc 5:

Dialogue and Subtext - Learn how to write compelling, realistic dialogue in your script.

From Title to Outline - Learn how to develop your idea into a treatment and outline before writing the first draft.

The First Draft - Learn how to properly format a screenplay.

Disc 6:

Rewriting - Once the first draft is complete, learn how to rewrite a script, from characters to plot to dialogue.  

Marketing the Script - Learn how to pitch and present your script to producers, agents and managers.

  • 6 - DVD Series
  • 459 minutes of engaging videos
  • 2 Hollywood Instructors, several Emmy winners• 172 page illustrated companion guide
  • Covers the entire screen writing process
  • Used in the nation's top film schools

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$299.00