Script Doctoring


Get an overview of the work of script doctors, complete with hands-on opportunities to improve scripts in progress.


What you can learn.

  • Identify where a script needs work and craft a plan to enhance what already exists
  • Work on the level of scenes, characters, and dialogue to ramp up the story and its impact
  • Read and analyze doctored scripts while workshopping your own drafts
  • Hear from guest lecturers how script doctoring work can influence your career

About this course:

Script doctors are the unsung heroes of the script development phase. They come in at the last minute to fix a script before production can start, and they often remain anonymous or uncredited (but get paid well for that). In this 4-day intensive course, you learn the difference between a script analyst, script consultant, and script doctor, and how script doctors address the rewriting or polishing process of a script. We cover how to deepen concept and world, how to fix structure, how to enhance characters and flesh them out, how to address characters’ relationships and interactions, how to escalate conflict and drama, how to work on specific scenes, how to elevate the dialogue, and how to best tackle and exploit theme, all while staying true to the essence of the script assigned to doctor as you take it to the next level. With the use of lectures, guest speakers/screenings, script readings/analysis, and practical workshops, you’ll get a first-hand experience on the life of a script doctor and how to have a future career as one. 

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