Top NYC Screenwriting Courses

  • New York International Screenplay Awards Building A Strong Structure

    This course walks students through the basics of writing strong speeches, script fragments, outlines, and stories. It offers an exploration of dramatic structure, such as the three-act structure, and how to build a compelling narrative. Participants will gain the skills to give their characters depth and become confident in their storytelling.

    In-person @ 358 West 44th Street ., New York, New York
    • $200
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • New York International Screenplay Awards Character Creation

    This course offers writers of all experience levels the opportunity to create convincing and compelling characters for plays and screenplays. Participants will learn techniques for producing strong plotlines and developing a character from the ground up, honing their skills to craft complex story arcs. The course also dives into the psychology of character motivation and explores the various techniques used to breathe life into imagined figures.

    In-person @ 358 West 44th Street ., New York, New York
    • $200
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • New York International Screenplay Awards Efficient Moving Dialogue Writing

    This course will help participants write engaging dialogue for their television scripts through learning strategies and techniques to make the dialogue move the story forward. Learn how to create a dialogue that brings the characters to life while pushing the narrative forward with sustained momentum. Participants will also learn tips to make sure the dialogue remains believable and authentic.

    In-person @ 358 West 44th Street ., New York, New York
    • $200
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • New York International Screenplay Awards How to Write an Award-Winning Screenplay

    This course offers budding screenwriters the opportunity to hone their craft and craft the perfect award-winning screenplay. Participants will gain insight into the various elements essential to feature film writing, as well as constructive feedback on their works. Through practical exercises and instruction, students will have the chance to strengthen their writing skills.

    In-person @ 358 West 44th Street ., New York, New York
    • $200
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • ArtWorks at West Side YMCA Writing for Stage and Screen

    This course provides extensive knowledge of the art of writing for both stage and screen. Participants will learn how to construct compelling narratives, develop unique characters, and use dialogues effectively. It offers an opportunity to expand and refine their creative skills in both theater and cinema storytelling.

    In-person @ 5 W 63rd ST, New York, New York
    • $430
    • 7 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop TV Writing I: 10-Week Workshop

    This course provides comprehensive knowledge regarding the art and craft of writing for television, focusing on concept development, format, structure, and character. It offers a mix of lectures, in-class exercises, and assignments for practice, enabling students to better grasp the industry standards of various TV genres. Completing this course will equip participants with the essential skills to create compelling and engaging TV scripts.

    In-person @ 555 8th Avenue, New York, New York
    • $470
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Gotham Writers Workshop Screenwriting I: 10-Week Workshop

    In this course, participants explore the foundational elements of screenwriting including character development, plot structure, dialogue, and the basics of formatting a screenplay. The curriculum combines lectures, practical exercises, and interactive activities to help students learn how to transform their creative ideas into a structured screenplay. It is an ideal learning opportunity for aspiring screenwriters keen to develop their skill sets.

    In-person @ 555 8th Avenue, New York, New York
    • $470
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • The Barrow Group Acting School Playwriting Intensive I

    This advanced course offers an in-depth exploration of the art of playwriting, focusing intensively on understanding and creating structure. The curriculum engages participants in exercises to help develop their unique writing voice and provide practical instruction on plot development and character creation. Participants will be equipped with a toolbox of techniques to create engaging, impactful plays.

    In-person @ 520 8th Ave,, New York, New York
    • $425
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • The New York Screenwriter's Lab 6-Week Film Screenplay Workshop

    This six-week virtual workshop provides aspiring screenwriters with the skills and knowledge necessary to craft a compelling screenplay. Participants will learn about the basics of script structure, how to write compelling characters, how to craft believable story arcs, and the different storytelling techniques needed to make their script stand out.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $650
    • 6 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • The New York Screenwriter's Lab Film Screenplay Intensive

    This course provides a comprehensive film and television screenwriting overview and covers topics such as story development, structural analysis, and writing for the genre. Participants will learn how to craft three-dimensional characters, create plot twists and devise compelling storylines as they complete an original script or television pilot. With guidance and feedback, students will learn effective strategies to create film and television scripts that can be shared with decision-makers in the entertainment industry.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $175
    • 6 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Meditative Writing Meditative Writing

    This online course provides students with a unique approach to writing, with an emphasis on using mindfulness-based techniques to unlock one's creative potential. Through various writing exercises, participants will learn how to cultivate imagination and spontaneity and create impactful stories. The course will guide you on using meditation for self-care, stress relief, and accessing intuition to create meaningful pieces of art.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $375
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Meditative Writing TV & Screenwriting Alchemy

    This eight-week online class is designed to bring out your creativity and sharpen your skills in screenwriting. Participants will learn the fundamentals of story structure, character creation, and scene development as well as gain experience in writing a logline and an outline for their script. An experienced professional will guide you in perfecting the plot, scene, and characters.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $379
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Writing Pad Screenwriting Bootcamp: Master Screenwriting Workshop

    This eight-week screenwriting bootcamp will provide invaluable insight into the craft of screenwriting and give participants an in-depth understanding of key concepts such as screenplay structure, storytelling, character development, and plot twists. Through various interactive activities and writing exercises, participants will refine their craft and begin to work on their Hollywood-level scripts.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $480
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • One River School Screenwriting 101

    This online course provides comprehensive instructions on the fundamentals of screenwriting. Participants will develop an understanding of the script format, script structure, dialogue, scene description, and the basics of writing for film. Participants can craft an amazing story for the screen by engaging in this course.

    In-person @ 49 N Dean Street, Englewood, New Jersey
    • $150
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