So you have an idea but don’t know how to get it on the page?
Or you’ve got lost in procrastination, doubt or uncertainty in the process.
Sundance award winning screenwriter Diane Bell will simplify the information you need, hold you accountable, and get you over the finish line in two months, with a script you’ll be proud of.
In this course you will be guided from concept through to completing a first draft in just 8 weeks.
You’ll not only learn everything you need to successfully complete your first draft, you’ll also be held accountable with deadlines and community support.
Whether you’re absolutely new to screenwriting or have experience but want support and inspiration through the first draft process, this program will help you achieve your goal.
When you sign up, you will receive an email containing a link to the first video lesson, a pdf summarizing the main points of the lesson, and clear assignments for the coming week.
After that, you’ll receive a new lesson (via email) every seven days for a total of eight weeks. You choose when to watch it and when to do the work.
You will be invited to join an exclusive closed group on Facebook where you can get support, and share your goals, challenges and triumphs. You can also get personal feedback on your logline and pitch.
You’ll also receive a ONE HOUR BONUS TRAINING: Sell Your Screenplay.
In this session, you’ll learn the steps you need to take AFTER you write your script to make sure it gets made.
Hi, I’m Diane Bell, and I’m a Sundance award-winning screenwriter and director.
I’ve written a dozen screenplays, half of them specs, the other half commissioned (or writer for hire). These include two with the legendary John McTiernan (director of Die Hard, Predator, The Hunt for Red October, etc).
My first movie as writer/director premiered at Sundance and won two awards. It went on to be nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, including one for best screenplay.
I’ve attended the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and I’ve been teaching screenwriting for over three years. I’ve also written a book about indie filmmaking, Shoot From the Heart.
The very first screenplay I wrote took me 8 weeks to write….over 3 years. It was optioned and it jumpstarted my career – but three years to write a script?!
That experience is the inspiration behind this course.
I want to help you write your first draft in 8 weeks, over 8 weeks!
It’s totally possible and the method I share is how I approach EVERY script I now write.
If you don’t want to wait years to finish your script and want to jumpstart your own career, sign up and let’s do this!
You’ll learn the fundamental underlying structure of all screenplays and start thinking about the style, genre and structure of your own movie.
Without great characters, you don’t have a movie. This week you’ll learn how to create unforgettable characters as well as how to outline your movie and why you should do it.
We’ll delve into screenwriting formatting as well as take a look at the building block of any screenplay, the scene and how to write a great one. You’ll also discover what is essential in the first ten pages of your script- and then you’ll write those!
Below you will find answers to a number of FAQs… but seriously if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absolutely! I was living in Barcelona, Spain when I wrote and sold my first screenplay! Georgraphy is not a block – you can do this wherever you are.