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.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.
This online 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.
No refunds after July 19, 2023
by Ann Marie Williams
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Internet access required to retrieve course materials.