Part Time Screenwriting Classes

Are you ready to bring your stories to life on the screen? Our part-time screenwriting class is the perfect opportunity to learn the craft of screenwriting from experienced industry professionals. In this class, you'll learn the fundamentals of storytelling, character development, and script formatting, as well as the specific techniques and strategies you need to write compelling and engaging screenplays. You'll also have the opportunity to workshop your scripts and receive feedback from your instructor and peers. Join us and start your journey towards becoming a skilled and successful screenwriter!

Through a combination of interactive lectures, film screenings, script readings, and group workshop of your original script, this once-a-week evening class take writers of all backgrounds to new levels of skill and confidence in a safe, supportive, and professional space. We meet writers all the time who have a story in them, a beloved project they’re wanting to either start or finish, but they’re stuck trying to make the next move. For some, it’s about building a schedule and holding themselves accountable. For others, it’s about not knowing where to go next with characters, plot, or dialogue. And some aren’t sure how to get their script sold or made. Taking a screenwriting class is your opportunity to get serious and get it done.

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Class begins the week of: 09/09/2024

Cost: 3 equal payments of $249.99

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*Please note all classes are 3 month commitments. (12 sessions, 1 class per week, for 12 weeks)

*This is an online class – students will receive a Zoom link prior to the first class.

Pre-Requisite: No previous experience required.
Upcoming Classes: 2024 Dates: Monday Evenings – 6:00pm – 9:00pm with Laura Adkin
  • Winter – January 8th – March 25th
  • Spring – April 8th – June 24th – in progress
  • Fall – September 9th – November 25th – FALL REGISTRATION ON NOW!
Course Summary: Creating worlds out of nothing and taking people on wild adventures that change lives is the stuff of gods…and writers! But around every corner lurks a relentless gang of demons: distraction, fear of criticism, self-doubt, and procrastination. We meet aspiring and active writers all the time who have a story in them or a creative project they want to get moving, but they’re stuck trying to make the next move. Get that script started and finished!
Laura Adkin

Meet Your Instructor

Laura Adkin

Laura is a Writer, Producer, Actor and Director. Laura began her professional career in the Film and TV industry almost 15 years ago as an actor and has appeared in numerous TV Shows including Eureka, Almost Human and Arrow as well as films including the indie smash hit It’s A Disaster where she worked alongside Julia Stiles and David Cross. Laura was nominated for a Leo Award in 2013 for her role in the web series Hitman 101. Upon moving into writing and directing, Laura’s films have been featured in prestigious festivals and events including Crazy 8’s and The Austin Film Festival. Her film The Goodnight Kiss was nominated for 8 Leo Awards.

Topics Covered In this class you will learn and implement:
  • Building (& Sticking to) a Schedule
  • Generating Ideas & Loglines
  • Finding Your Theme
  • Creating Heroes & Villains
  • Building Your Story World
  • Scene Construction & Dialogue
  • Plot Structure & Beat Sheet Development
  • Genre conventions & what audiences expect
  • How to give and receive professional script notes
  • Formatting your script to Hollywood standards

What Students Say About Laura Adkin

Laura is an incredible instructor, she is extremely knowledgeable about the business of acting. Her feedback was always very thought out and very informative.

VAS Alumni VAS Actor Alumni

Laura is very thorough with her teachings, and I love how specific she is with everything. She sets you up with the tools you need for the future.

VAS Alumni VAS Actor Alumni

An absolute delight to work with, she made us work hard and it was amazing being encouraged to open up and make us grow.

VAS Alumni VAS Actor Alumni

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