Screenwriting Instructors

Screenwriting Instructors

Learn from these celebrated screenwriting instructors, including Robert McKee, Richard Walter and Jacob Krueger!

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Screenwriting Instructors
  • The Keys to Unlocking Hollywood Gatekeepers with Sandra Leviton

    Sandra Leviton, a Los Angeles based Producer with over eighteen years of experience in Film/ TV development and production, outlines strategies for identifying, connecting with and building rapport with Hollywood "gatekeepers" to develop high-level relationships and advance your career.

    Sand...

  • BAFTA-winning British Drama Screenwriting Instructor, John Yorke

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    John is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. A former MD of Company Pictures where he Exec Produced WOLF HALL, he’s worked as both Head of Ch...

  • The Best Lesson I Ever Learned: "Be Yourself, Tell Your Story, No Matter What"

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Ben produced a feature film, STEP SISTERS, along with his producing partner, Lena Waithe, starring Megalyn Echikunwoke and Naturi Naughton, which is currently streaming on Netflix. Ben also created and wrote a drama series, CANDY...

  • Breaking Down a Script with Actors

    Jennifer Warren is an Actor and Director (THE BEANS OF EGYPT MAINE, PARTNERS IN CRIME) as well as Founding member and Chair, The Alliance of Women Directors and Professor of Directing at the University of Southern California. In this video she presents clear tools for Directors: how to break dow...

  • Elements of a Dramatic Scene

    David Howard is an award-winning Screenwriter, Television Writer and Author of "The Tools of Screenwriting," and "How to Build a Great Screenplay" and Professor of Screenwriting, University of Southern California. In this video he breaks down the elements of a dramatic scene.

  • Writing the Television Drama

    Pamela Douglas, a Humanitas, Emmy, Writers Guild award-winning writer, is also Professor of Screen and Television Writing at the University of Southern California. She is the author of "Writing the TV Drama Series", now in its fourth edition.

    In this class, she breaks-down the fundamentals a...

  • How to Get, Keep and Manage your Representation with Lee Jessup

    Lee Jessup is a career coach for emerging and professional screenwriters, best-selling author (Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches and Getting it Write: An Insider’s Guide to a Screenwriting Career) as well as consultant for the Universal Writers Program and NBC International.

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  • Story Basics for Writing a Script That Sells with Jen Grisanti

    International speaker Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy, Inc. Grisanti is also a Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, a former studio executive, a blogger for The Huffington Post and author of Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Stor...

  • Daniel Calvisi, Story analyst / Screenwriter

    Daniel P. Calvisi is a story analyst, speaker, screenwriter and the author of Story Maps: TV Drama and Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay. He is a former Story Analyst for major studios like Twentieth Century Fox and Miramax Films. He coaches writers, teaches webinars on writing for film...

  • William Linn, Professor of Mythological Studies

    Will Linn holds a Ph.D. in mythological studies with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA; a BA in philosophy from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN; and a CORe credential from Harvard Business School.

    His dissertation focuses on Classica...

  • Mark Evan Schwartz, Professor

    Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, and has credits on over a dozen produced feature films, television shows, and television movies. Starting out as a Production Assistant for Francis Coppola, he w...

  • Richard Walter, Screenwriting Instructor

    Walter lectures on screenwriting and storytelling throughout North America and the world. He has written numerous feature assignments for the major studios and has sold material to all of the Big Three television networks. He has also written many informational, educational and corporate films, a...

  • Jacob Krueger, Writer / Screenwriting Instructor

    Over his years in the film industry, Jacob Krueger has worked with thousands of writers, from Academy and Tony Award winners, to beginning writers picking up the pen for the first time. He is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director, as well the founder of Jacob Krueger St...

  • Writing a TV Pilot That Sells with Jen Grisanti

    International speaker Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy, Inc. Grisanti is also a Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, a former studio executive, a blogger for The Huffington Post and author of Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Stor...

  • Ellen Sandler, Emmy-nominated producer/writer of Everybody Loves Raymond, Coach

    Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How do I write a great TV pilot script that will open doors? Writing for television is a business, and like any business, there are proven strategies for success. Learn these strategies from Ellen Sandler, Emmy-nominated producer/writer ...

  • Danny Manus, Founder, No BullScript Consulting

    Danny Manus has been a development executive (Clifford Werber Productions, Sandstorm Films), producer, and in-demand script consultant in Hollywood and is the founder of No BullScript Consulting. He was ranked in the top 15 “Cream of the Crop” Script Consultants by Creative Screenwriting Magazine...

  • Jacob Krueger, Screenwriting Instructor

    Jacob Kreuger is the founder of the Jacob Krueger Studio in NYC, which offers workshops, mentorship, classes and retreats for aspiring screenwriters. His writing includes the MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY, for which he won the Writers Guild of America Paul Selvin Award and was nominated for a Gemini for ...

  • Jen Grisanti, Consultant / Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on The Verge

    Jen Grisanti is an international speaker, author and entertainment career coach, the writing instructor for NBC’s Writers On The Verge, and a former studio executive, including serving as VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount.

  • Jen Grisanti, Consultant / Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on The Verge

    Jen Grisanti is an international speaker, author and entertainment career coach, the writing instructor for NBC's Writers On The Verge, and a former studio executive, including serving as VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount.

  • Neil Landau

    Neil Landau is an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and director. He's also an instructor at UCLA. His film and television credits include the teen comedy Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Melrose Place, The Magnificent Seven, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Secret World of Alex Mack and ...

  • Pilar Alessandra, Screenwriting Instructor

    Pilar Alessandra is the director of the screenwriting and TV writing program On the Page, host of the popular On the Page Podcast and author of the top-selling book The Coffee Break Screenwriter. The former Senior Story Analyst for Dreamworks SKG, her students and clients have written for THE WAL...

  • Robert McKee, Creative Writing Instructor and Author

    Robert McKee is a creative writing instructor who is widely known for his popular Story Seminar, which has inspired thousands of screenwriters worldwide. He is the author of the best-selling book Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting.