Next Draft, Best Draft
Take a finished screenplay draft to the next level in this workshop for advanced students seeking input to polish their project and send it out into the world.
What you can learn.
- Get focused guidance on how to improve a complete feature film draft
- Analyze strengths and opportunities in your draft
- Hone your premise and tighten the script’s structure for maximum impact
- Give and receive valuable feedback on your work and the work of your peers
About this course:Congratulations! You've blasted out the first draft of a screenplay. But now what? Because if you’re serious about it, if you want it to shine, if you want to show it to industry professionals and enter screenplay competitions, you need to rewrite it. This advanced workshop provides the guidance, tools and group forum that can help you rewrite your script to take it to the next level. You’ll learn to analyze your current draft, then hone your premise, tighten your structure, pump up your characters and fine-tune your action, dialogue and tone. Along the way, you’ll receive personal feedback on your script, while providing insight to other students on their work. You’ll also get tips and advice on how to market your new draft once you’re done.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Not eligible for any discounts.
Course may be taken as a certificate program core requirement or elective.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 23rd, at 9:00 AM (PT). Materials must be received by that time in order to be considered by the instructor. There is no fee to apply.
Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:
Click on “Enroll” then follow the prompts to check out and create a new account, or enter your information as a returning student. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:
- At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
- Click “Start” on the first Application page.
- On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
NOTE: despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if / when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course. Since enrollment is restricted there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.
Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1 to 2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.