The Premiere School for Storytelling

At TheFilmSchool, we teach the tools you need to start, finish, and sell a screenplay. We offer dozens of courses and seminars each year in topics such as structure, character, comedy, pitching, and more.

So, you want to write a movie?

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On Camera Scene Study with Tom Skerritt

Acting for the camera is an art unto itself. In this session, you will learn from American Icon Tom Skerritt on how to make impactful acting choices that convey subtext and leave a lasting impression. Read more

Dates: November 5 - November 12

Application deadline: November 5


Script Development Lab II

This course is designed for the screenwriter and filmmaker that currently has a screenplay in progress. In this 4 week course you will take the rough draft of your script and move it toward production ready status. Brian McDonald, author of four books on the art and craft of screenwriting will guide you through the script development process. *There will be no classes Thanksgiving week. Read more

Dates: November 15 - December 17

Application deadline: December 17


Script Development Lab I - Spring 2017

It is time to move your story idea from your brain to the page! In this class you will learn how to craft the first draft of a screenplay. Bring your vision for a short film or pilot and over the course of 4 weeks, guided by an industry professional, you will create the first draft of your screenplay. Read more

Dates: September 30 - April 8

Application deadline: March 10


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