Get Your Script Contest Ready
Get insight into how to get your script noticed in screenwriting competitions to push your career forward.
What you can learn.
- Learn how competitions screen scripts and how to get yours noticed
- Understand why the opening of your script can make or break your chances
- Apply lessons from lectures and discussions to improve your writing
- Get tips on which competitions to enter and how they work
About this course:One of the hardest things to do for aspiring writers is to get noticed in order to jump-start their careers. Entering competitions, getting internships, sending query letters, and networking are the most common ways to break into the industry. In this course we focus on screenwriting competitions, how to write a script that places in competitions, what judges are looking for, how to write a killer opening that engages your reader, what mistakes to avoid, which competitions to enter, and how to use competition wins to propel your writing career. With the use of lectures, script readings/analysis, and practical workshops, you learn how to elevate your script, heighten its potential for placing in competitions, and capitalize from your wins.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.