Writing Screenplay Coverage
FILM TV X 478.39
Learn how studios review and approve screenplays as you get hands-on experience in the critical art of writing coverage on scripts.
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
What you can learn.
- Review and analyze film scripts to determine their strengths and weaknesses
- Explore the role of three-act structure and scene construction in powerful scripts
- Acquire the vocabulary of studios and coverage writers
- Identify powerful dialogue, scenes, and innovative approaches to genre
About this course:
Designed for both aspiring story analysts and screenwriters who want to accelerate their careers, this course helps you master the methods used by story analysts who evaluate submissions to production companies, agencies, and studios. You learn how to do an in-depth analysis of the three-act structure, as well as dramatic and comic scene construction. You also learn the precise terminology used in story sessions, the foundations for great dialogue, and how to find original approaches to established genres. These and other principles become synthesized into coverage written to the highest professional standards, in preparation for a job as either a story analyst or screenwriter who needs to critique his or her own scripts effectively.
Fall 2018 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Instructor: Barney Lichtenstein
Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2.
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.