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Screenwriting Essentials

The craft of storytelling for the Screen
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 29m
Language: English
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Screenwriting Essentials was created with you in mind. It is specifically designed for novice screenwriters who are starting the writer’s journey. However, all writers are welcome.
In the video tutorials that follow I will refer again and again to only one film, Monster’s Inc. PLEASE take time to watch this film in its entirety so you get the most out of the lessons. You’ll be glad you did.
•How to write a screenplay for a movie.
•Learn the basic steps of modern screenwriting.
•Develop habits to motivate yourself to finish.
•Familiarize yourself with essential terminology
•How to ask for feedback that will fuel your rewrite.
•Marketing tips for your completed script.
This is where YOU enter the scene! Every writer you admire started where you are now – knowing very little about how a story works but excited by an idea that demands to be written.
The world needs more screenwriters, not fewer. We need screenwriters who are still passionate and filled with commitment to their work and to their story. I understand that new writers need advice on how to begin the process of writing for the screen. I’m delighted that you’re starting your journey here!

You will learn

✓ How to take a story concept and turn it into a screenplay using essential screenwriting basics.
✓ Learn the key points of worldbuilding, characterizations and genre.
✓ How to receive quality feedback to fuel your rewrite.
✓ Tips on how to market your finished script.
✓ Gain familiarity with common terms in film and screenwriting.


• A genuine interest in screenwriting is all the necessary prerequisite.
• Please watch Monsters Inc before starting the course – as a tool for discussion.

This course is for

• Beginning creative fiction writers.
• Anyone interested in writing screenplays, novels or plays.
• Beginning directors, screenwriters and actors
• Cinephiles or people who love movies who want to understand how they work.

How much does the Screenwriting Essentials course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 70% discount on the original price of the course, which was $49.99. So you save $35 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $17.0 of 72 Screenwriting courses on Udemy.

Does the Screenwriting Essentials course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Screenwriting Essentials has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Screenwriting Essentials course, but there is a $35 discount from the original price ($49.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Jana Williams a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Jana Williams has created 1 courses that got reviews which are generally positive. Jana Williams has taught 5 students and received a — average review out of reviews. Depending on the information available, Jana Williams is a TRUSTED instructor.
Jana Williams is the author of two science fiction novels (Freefall and Shadowfall) as well as Unlock the Writer Within, an audio & eBook of writing advice for folks just starting the writer’s journey.

She has written feature-length scripts for broad-cast, as well as scripts for feature films. One of her scripts was a quarter finalist in the prestigious Nicholls Fellowship competition. Recently she optioned a script to an in-dependent film producer. She is currently at work on a novel-in-four-parts, The Truth about a Girl.

Jana’s earliest experience with film was as a high-speed motion picture photographer. This often meant standing on the open tailgate of a cargo plane and filming various objects as their parachutes failed to open and they crashed 20,000 feet below. The job was fun… but scary!

Later she worked in the film industry as a VFX and post coordinator for a number of years. This is where Jana learned the value of a good screenplay. She ultimately wrote and presented one-day seminars on how to write screenplays, which formed the basis of her online tutorial, Screenwriting Essentials.

Jana’s second book of writing advice, From Book to Screen: The Art of Adaptations is slated to publish in 2021.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 29m
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