Course description

Film & Movie Script Writing : How To Write A Script For A Movie : How To Write A Movie Script

For beginners, the idea of screenwriting seems to be way beyond anything that we're capable of, but like many things in life that we know very little about, the opposite is true - scriptwriting is for anyone!

There's a saying in Hollywood that goes something like this: "Nobody knows anything and anybody can do anything" , which just about opens it up for everyone! To succeed at movie scriptwriting you need these basic essentials:

  • How to develop a great idea and produce a scriptwriting gem

  • How to Write a Movie Script from a great idea

  • Understand what movie producers are looking for in Movie Script Writing

  • How to structure your screenwriting so that it hooks the reader

  • Beginners should know how to present the results of their screenwriting in industry format

  • How to write the pitch for your screenwriting

  • Where to pitch your movie script

This course shows you the basics of screenwriting in detail and covers all the points above. Script writing is a craft - great news for us, beginners and all, because it means that anyone can learn it! All you need is this course ' How To Write A Movie Script : Scriptwriting Basics ' and you're half-way there. Information is the key to your success.

  • Good grounding for a beginner. Explanations are basic and structured, but he doesn't talk down to you. Jeremy Gaines

  • These are great basic explanations of what makes a movie tick and how to put a script together. Tells you what keeps an audience on the edge of their seats. The script analysis alone is worth the price. Ben Kramer

How Do You Write A script For A Movie For Success?

In another course 'How To Write Novels' I describe the structure behind 99% of modern novels. This same structure also applies to the movies, with some subtle differences. One of the essential tools for any budding scriptwriting genius is script analysis, and we pull apart the movie Die Hard to see what makes it tick - exactly what makes a movie like this so successful?

This is how it works - analyse something that's successful and then apply the principles to your own work. It's true that the best way to learn how to write a script for a movie is by doing it!

Finally, I cover the best way to pitch your idea to producers or agents to get the best results. The industry appetite for new material is surging upwards over the last couple of years and studios need new writers. Script writing isn't such a difficult thing - if you're organized and understand the industry requirements.

You can do it - I'll show you how to write a movie script! Sign Up Now!

Movie script writing has come a long, long way since film-going became popular. Just like novel writing, the early writers didn't exactly fly by the seat of their pants, but they suffered from not having a solid structure as a basis for writing screenplays>

Basically, a movie is a story. Sometimes it might not seem so simple. Let's face it - some movie plots can get very complex, which can be a bad thing. It dawned on screenwriters that all successful movies had certain things in common.

This correct proportion of hero (protagonist), villain (antagonist), quest, challenges and climax is what makes a movie tick. This is what we have to capture if we want to write a screenplay that sells.


Who this course is for:
  • Beginners who want to learn how to write a movie script
  • Scriptwriting beginners wanting to know how to write a script for a movie

Requirements:

  • Students should have a good command of written English

What you'll learn:

  • Layout screenwriting script to the correct format and learn how to write a movie script
  • How to apply the three act structure to movie script writing
  • Know how to analyze movie script writing examples - movie script screenplay (Die Hard)
  • Submit a screenplay to a scriptwriting agent or producer
  • How to write a movie script pitch letter
  • How to write a screenplay filled with with conflict and drama
  • How to use online tools to help with screenwriting

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Intro - How To Write A Movie Script : Film Scriptwriting - Creative Aspects
  • 2
    Screenwriting - How To Transfer The Story To A Movie Script
    • Characters and Setup
    • Script Format and Directions
    • Scriptwriting Pro Tips
  • 3
    Screenwriting - Movie Script Analysis, Tools and Submission
    • Die Hard Analysis
    • Amazon Storywriter
    • Script Submission
  • 4
    Resources
    • Resource 1 - Script Sample
    • Resource 2 - Syd Field Paradigm
    • Resource 3 - Die-Hard-Script
    • Resource 4 - Query-Letter

Meet your instructor!

James Bruce
SEO Expert, Marketer, Author, and Teacher


The scope of Jim's divers courses reflect his interest and proficiency in many subject areas. Earning a living online for 10 years now, his interests span topics such as on page SEO, to creating blues guitar lessons, to writing novels and movie scripts, to Wordpress Tutorials.

Writing primarily in the science fiction genre, Jim Bruce, is fascinated with the possibilities that this type of fiction brings, but also in the actual craft of screenwriting.

Jim devoured his dad's collection of science fiction books at an early age, often reading collections of short fiction collected together under titles such as 'Fantastic Stories', or 'Look To The Stars' under his bed covers way into the night.

The possibilities, the 'what ifs' of sci-fi provide Jim with the enthusiasm to live life to the full - anything is possible, and there are more things in the great out-there than we can possibly write about. Curiosity is the spur that drives him on to create, not just fiction, but political comment, music and poetry. 

Born in the North of UK in 1950, where he attended schools in Creswell, Nottinghamshire and Shirebrook. He has had more jobs than he can remember, including working in the coal mines, teacher, electrician, mechanic, circus laborer, farm hand, channel tunnel engineer, industrial robot programmer, website builder and professional blues guitar player/teacher.

He has been resident in UK, USA, Germany, France and Portugal, where he currently lives and writes.

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