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Screenwriting 101

Course Title: Screenwriting 101
Course Number: 9770545
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (2,375 votes)
Languages: English – United States, Canada and other English speaking countries

CEU Value: 1.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

This is a basic, nuts-and-bolts course, for people who wish to write screenplays, but don’t know much about it. Because screenwriting is demanding both technically and in the market for jobs and sales, ‘Getting Into The Screenwriting Game to Win’ attempts to go through each essential aspect needed for a beginner to get started, stick with it, and yes, make a sale or get a job.

In this course you will learn basic rules and skills. There’s no excuse for a poorly formatted script, you’re really only wasting your time. Traditional three-act structure for film-stores can be debated endlessly, but it works, it’s very functional, it’s fairly easy to understand, and you can’t neglect at least a passing familiarity with this mode of expression for your stories. Get in touch with the industry, the markets, what’s selling, where to find opportunities, how to deal with people. Approach your work standards and work environment seriously, because you’ll be spending a lot of time there. If you get a deal, don’t get screwed for careless anticipation of the money involved, and if you get screwed, don’t be surprised. And remember that if you can’t make it to the top and win an Oscar for some super-big film you wrote, it’s still a wonderful way to make a buck at your computer doing smaller gigs and ‘for-hire’ work.


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