Master Scriptwriting for Film & TV
Ready to work with professional actors to bring your script to life? Want to get your script produced, get an agent, or apply for an MFA program? In this intensive forum, you will polish and complete a full-length screenplay or television pilot. The course will combine peer workshops with lectures, writing exercises, and in-depth analysis of several classic screenplays and television shows. The last half of the course offers each writer the opportunity to workshop their script with professional actors. You will be in the company of other serious writers and an experienced instructor dedicated to giving comprehensive and insightful feedback. Students will receive full written coverage from the instructor on their completed scripts.
At the end of the class, writers will participate in a staged reading of a scene from their completed script. The reading will use professional actors and will be performed in front of a live audience. Writers are welcome to invite friends and family to the event. Only students who have taken previous screenwriting workshops at GrubStreet or elsewhere should apply. Space is limited to 9 students in order to foster a closer, more intense, and more rigorous learning experience.
Students hoping to apply for Master Scriptwriting should have at least one act or thirty pages of a screenplay or television pilot completed.
The Master Scriptwriting for Film & TV application is now closed. Applications submitted after January 2nd will not be reviewed.
The payment deadline for admitted students is January 8th.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: Some of the directions on the application submission page (when you click "SEE DIRECTIONS TO APPLY") are not intended for this course. For this course, you will submit 15-20 page writing sample saved as a PDF. Please make sure this writing sample is submitted as a PDF file and in 12-point font. For tracking purposes, your name should appear in the file name (e.g. Smith.Script Title.Submission). Decisions will be emailed to applicants approx. 1-2 weeks after the application deadline. You can also track the status of your application in your GrubStreet profile. Please make sure your application is complete before you finally click "APPLY." If you have any technical difficulties filling out this application, please email [email protected]. You will receive a confirmation email once our system has received your submission.
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.
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