WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS

 

 A proven method to get your script on the page.

 

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Want to write a screenplay?

So you've got a great idea for a movie but you've never written a script before and are unsure how to start...

Or maybe you've started a script but got stuck and can't finish...

Or maybe you've written a script or two before, but you're ready to learn a more efficient method of writing a script, a method that also gets BETTER results...

No matter what -

if YOU want to write a script in the next 8 weeks, you are in the right place.

WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS is a unique guided program that will not only get you over the finish line - but also give you the tools and inspiration to write your best work.
  • 8 Concise weekly lessons with clear actionable assignments (plus a few amazing bonuses!)
  • Easy step by step, week by week guidance
  • Get clear on what REALLY matters - so that you can stop doubting yourself, let the story flow and write THE BEST script you can
  • Screenplay formatting made easy (no more worrying you're getting it wrong and looking like an amateur)
  • Learn the secrets of the craft: solid story structure, next-level screenwriting style, unforgettable characters and sizzling dialogue (AKA what makes a script sellable)
  • Be held accountable and supported as you write in our exclusive Facebook group
  • Monthly LIVE Q+A sessions where you can ask questions and get direct support
If you want to write your script in a way that is fun, inspiring and supported - WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS is for you.
It's time to get your script on the page.

If you feel the calling to write a script - it's for a reason.

You've got to trust that calling, and get it down on the page.

That can feel daunting and overwhelming -

there are so many rules!  The formatting seems so difficult!

How do you make sure you're writing something that actually has a hope of being made into a movie?

You don't want to waste your time - and you don't want to take years to get it written either.

This is why I created WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS: to eliminate the doubt, give you the tools + information you need; to provide you with a framework so you can write your screenplay in a timely fashion...and freaking ENJOY the process!

No more stress.

No more overwhelm.

No more second-guessing yourself.

Let's get your script on the page.

I am ready!

KIM S.

"For years I thought that what I was missing in my writing was structure. I 100% believed in the Save The Cat method of things happening on certain pages and the Beat Sheet. I thought if I could master that, my stories would magically be released from my head and soar. That didn't happen and for years I beat myself up about it.

Then I took your screenwriting course, diligently followed your guidance and my story poured out onto the page. I had my first draft. Totally shocked me. 

Your class worked for me. Writing from the heart, the discipline of writing four pages per day, accountability and allowing myself to not be perfect really connected with me. I wrote a first draft and l love it. It didn't start out that way. I had very low expectations for this particular story but, because I wrote from my heart and basically from my characters' hearts - it became a real story - very much alive."

Here's how the course breaks down week by week...
INTRODUCTION

THE ANATOMY OF A SCREENPLAY

Before you get started, we take a dive into the underlying structure of all screenplays.

In the prework, you’re going to:

  • Learn the underlying structure of ALL screenplays
  • Identify the genre, mood and tone of the story you want to tell
  • Discover the one thing you MUST do if you're going to write a good screenplay
WEEK ONE

FOUNDATIONS: CHARACTER

To get started we're going to focus on WHO your script is about.  Even if you have a more "plot driven" film, it's not to going to be great unless the characters are three dimensional and believable.

In week one, you’re going to learn:

  • why unforgettable characters are the key to any good script
  • a simple method to develop characters that come alive
  • what to focus on when developing characters - and how understanding this will shape your story
WEEK TWO

FOUNDATIONS: STORY

Now we know WHO your script is about, we want to know WHAT happens in it.

In week two, you’re going to learn:

  • how to outline effectively
  • what drives your story and how to make sure it's working
  • a simple technique for getting into the mood of your film every time you sit down to work on it
  • how to let the story reveal itself to you - rather than you forcing it
WEEK THREE

ANATOMY OF A SCENE

This is the week you're going to start actually writing your screenplay.

In week 3, you’re going to learn:

  • Screenwriting software and everything you need to know about formatting
  • How to write a great scene
  • What needs to happen in the first ten pages

 

WEEK FOUR

TALKING PICTURES

Congratulations! You have now started writing your script.

This week, you’re going to be focused on:

  • The keys to great dialogue
  • Tips and techniques to keep you on track and moving forward
  • A foolproof method for hitting your weekly page count goal
WEEK FIVE

SECOND ACT ISSUES 

The second act is notoriously the hardest nut to crack when writing a screenplay, but this session will keep you on track.

In week five, you’re going to:

  • Identify the common mistakes writers make in the 2nd act so you can avoid them
  • Discover the inner rhythm of this section of your screenplay
  • Learn the unexpected key to a compelling midpoint
WEEK SIX

SEVEN PLOTS

By now you'll be deep into your writing and past the midpoint.   

To keep you inspired in week six, you’re going to:

  • Learn the classical archetypes in plots and how to identify yours
  • Use your plot archetype as a guide to keep raising the stakes and tension
  • Receve some essential mindset tips to keep you motivated and moving towards the finish line
WEEK SEVEN

THIRD ACT ESSENTIALS

As you close in on the end of your script, we get deep into how to complete it in the most satisfying way for your audience.  

In week 7, you’re going to learn:

  • Why the end of your script can make or break it
  • The secret to writing an unforgettable ending
  • Essential encouragement for this last phase of writing the first draft
WEEK EIGHT

WHAT'S NEXT

Congratulations! This week you will finish your script!

In this week's lesson, you’re going to learn:

  • The next steps you must take once you write THE END
  • How to revise your screenplay so that it becomes the best thing it can be
  • What to do with your script once it’s truly finished
It's time to get your script written. No more excuses.
THE WEEKLY LESSONS

You get one pre-recorded lesson every week that gives you THE EXACT information you need that week and specific steps to take. No more overwhelm, no confusion or feeling lost. Just a clear and simple weekly guide.  

MONTHLY Q+A CALLS

I go live in our Facebook group every month to answer your questions. You can join me for the live session or post your question in the group and then catch the replay.

COMMUNITY

Having other people around you who are on the same path is EVERYTHING. You will be supported and cheered on every step of the way - and connect with other screenwriters from around the world.

BONUSES

Beyond the core lessons, you also get access to bonus classes that are designed to get you to the next level with your screenwriting, including a class on agents and managers, and how to sell your script when it's finished.

Sign up for WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS today
Choose the best plan for you...
  • 9 Prerecorded Video Lessons that guide you through every step of the process (Valued at $1997)
  • Audio files of all lessons so you can listen on the go (Valued at $497)
  • Live monthly Q+A calls (Valued at $997)
  • Downloadable PDF worksheets (Valued at $97)
  • Transcripts of all classes and timestamped outlines (Valued at $97)
PAY IN FULL
$497
  • BONUS 1: Video masterclass - Agents, Managers, and How to Get One (Valued at $197)
  • BONUS 2: Video masterclass- 7 Common Obstacles and How to Overcome Them (Valued at $297)
  • BONUS 3: Video Masterclass - Sell Your Script (Valued at $297)
  • BONUS 4: Video Masterclass - Writing Your TV PILOT (Valued at $247)
  • Exclusive Supportive Facebook Group (Valued at $997)
  • Lifetime access to all materials (Priceless!)
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PAY IN FULL
$497
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The WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS Guarantee
I'm behind you 100%!

I know it can be scary investing in online courses - that's why I want to make it as risk-free as possible.

After you enroll in the program, you have 7 days to try it and see if it's a good fit for you - and if you're not loving the experience, you are welcome to a full, no questions asked refund.

Due to the nature of this program, after you have access to Week 2 materials, there will be no refunds given.

In full transparency: hardly anyone has EVER requested a refund on this program.

If you want to write a screenplay it works.

Enroll today and you'll also get access to these bonuses...
BONUS 1

Agents, Managers and How to Get One

In this masterclass, you’ll learn everything you need to know about representation:  who to go after, how to go after them, when to go after them, why you should go after them (30 mins). 

($197 value)
BONUS 2

7 Common Obstacles - And How To Overcome Them 

Why do most people never finish their screenplays?  In this session, you’ll learn 7 obstacles ALL screenwriters face (from lack of time to self doubt) and how to slay them (1 hour 43 minutes).  V

($297 value)
BONUS 3

Sell Your Script 

In this session, you'll learn what to do with your script when you are finished! This applies even if you don't know anyone in the film industry and don't live in Hollywood. 

 

($297 value)
BONUS 4

Writing A TV Pilot

If you want to write and sell a TV pilot this session will give you the information you NEED. Learn what you actually need to write to sell your TV show.  

You'll also learn how to use the WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS  course for this purpose. 

($247 value)
ENROLL IN COURSE TODAY!

BELTANE 2024

SCREENWRITING CHALLENGE

If you sign up now, you  get to participate in our SECOND EVER screenwriting challenge, with the chance to win a 1:1 Screenwriting Consultation with Diane AND a copy of her book, SHOOT FROM THE HEART (Value: $1027).

To be in the draw, you MUST finish your script by June 27 - and share your progress throughout.

If you're looking for an extra incentive to get your script written by the end of June, this is IT.

 

SIGN UP NOW

Greg Tally

“There is a craft, a definite skill set to writing a professional script.  Diane's course helped me understand both the intuitive and the analytical side of script writing.  Now I'm working with several writers, actors, directors and producers in Hollywood.  It's a dream come true."

Judy Christie

“If you are ready to quit talking about writing a screenplay and actually do it, take this course. I started with a scrap of an idea and in 8 weeks wrote a full-length screenplay. Now I’m in discussions about it with an independent Hollywood producer. Diane Bell does an outstanding job of taking you step-by-step to reach your goal. “

As a recap, here's what's included when you join WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS:

  • 9 Weekly Video Lessons (Value: $1997)
  • Audio Files of each lesson Value: $497)
  • Live monthly Q+A calls for a minimum of 3 months after signing up  (Value: $997)
  • Exclusive supportive Facebook community (Value: $997)
  • Downloadable PDF summaries of each lesson (Value: $97)
  • Transcripts of each lesson and timestamped outlines (Value: $47)
  • BONUS 1: Agents, Managers and How to Get One (Value: $197)
  • BONUS 2: 7 Common Obstacles and How to Overcome Them (Value: $297)
  • BONUS 3: Sell Your Script (Value: $297)
  • BONUS 4: Writing Your TV PILOT (Value: $247)
  • BONUS 5: Adaptations (coming May 15) (value $247)
  • lifetime access to all materials
  • your screenplay out of your head and on the page!  (Value: priceless)

TOTAL VALUE:  $5670

YOU PAY TODAY: $497

READY TO WRITE MY SCREENPLAY
Hi, I'm Diane Bell

If you don't know me, I'm a Sundance award-winning screenwriter and director who has been nominated for Best Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards (for the script of my movie Obselidia).

I've written over a dozen screenplays and sold most of them (or been hired to write them).  This includes two that I wrote with John McTiernan, the legendary director of Die Hard.

It ALL started with getting that first script down on the page - which took me THREE years.

I don't want anyone to suffer the way I did writing my first screenplay - and that's why I created this course.

If you want to write the best screenplay you can, to feel inspired and in the flow, and at the same time to get it done in an efficient way - this course is for you!

I'm so happy you found me.

Let's get your script written!

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