If you have an excellent idea for a movie and want to learn how to write a screenplay, this course is perfect for you. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of screenwriting, including storytelling rules, story structure, character development, sub-plots, twists, research skills, and more. You'll learn how to write a script using industry-standard best practices and get feedback from your instructor and peers. By the end of the course, you will have a firm understanding of how to write a feature-length screenplay and a short film. Students should have basic computer skills.
The Instructor, Virginia Bailey, is an independent film/video writer, producer, director, and author of hardcover and softcover books, eBooks, and audiobooks for children. She teaches Introduction to Screenwriting II and Introduction to Podcasting.
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TestimonialsTaking this class was worth my journey into screenplay writing. I always had a passion for writing but never could figure out if it was for books or a screenplay until I took this class for Parts 1 and 2. Virginia Bailey is a fantastic teacher. She showed me things I would have never learned on my own. She guided us all in the right direction. I had to stop and listen to what she was pointing out, and when I did, I started to see my work come to life. If it were not for her putting out this class, I would have been lost through the process of writing my first screenplay. I am thankful for her help, and I hope for part 3 of her class. - Ciara
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