How to write a screenplay audiences will connect with!
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How to write a screenplay audiences will connect with!

Go from idea to finished screenplay in this screenwriting course taught by a writer who has worked with Oscar® winners
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Created by Timothy Long
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: $200
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 31 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be guided step-by-step from basic movie idea to finished screenplay.
  • You will learn the three core elements that make a character compelling.
  • You will uncover the five key emotional building blocks of story and their psychological effects on an audience.
  • You will understand the narrative significance of the psychology of storytelling.
  • You will define an external essence that will give your characters authenticity.
  • You will craft the “Heart” of your story so that it emotionally moves an audience and causes them to invest.
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Requirements
  • The love of storytelling, movies, and TV.
Description

This ground-breaking screenwriting course is taught by veteran Hollywood screenwriter Timothy Long who sold, optioned, and pitched projects at the Hollywood studio level, and has had original screenplays in development with Academy Award® winning and nominated producers. Mr. Long is also a nationally recognized screenplay consultant, and was Head of the MFA Screenwriting Program at FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts for nearly two decades.

Former FSU film students have gone on to sell screenplays such as; Moonlight (2017 Academy Award® Winner), The Maze RunnerMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials, It Follows11:14Little Black BookEl GringoThe Myth Of The American Sleep Over, and Echelon Conspiracy.

Others have gone on to successful careers in television, writing for such shows as; Jane by DesignLife As We Know ItArrowMistressesThe OriginalsYes DearDesperate HousewivesSmallville, and Hollywood Girl.

TESTIMONIALS

“Timothy’s easy step-by-step process is both innovative and inspiring.” Rexford Metz, A.S.C.  (S.W.A.T, Courage Under Fire, 102 Dalmatians)

“This the greatest screenwriting course you could ever take.” Bill Carruth, A.C.E.  (Scent of a Woman, Bad Boys, Godzilla)

“Timothy’s course opened my mind to a more ‘out of the box’ approach to screenwriting and story development.” Marla DuMont, W.G.A.  (Mike & Molly)

(Note: Unlimited live-chat support and a free one-hour screenplay consultation via Skype of your finished screenplay is only available if the course is purchased through my ScreenplayStory dot com website.)

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to write a professional screenplay.
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
02:18:25
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COURSE STRUCTURE
1 Lecture 04:31
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INTRODUCTION - CORE NARRATIVE PRINCIPLES
3 Lectures 11:53

Recap
00:45

How to make the most of this course
02:16
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INITIAL STIMULUS
5 Lectures 14:02
“Identifying the importance of an inspired connection."
07:31

Recap - Initial Stimulus
01:04

Case Study - Initial Stimulus
02:10

Workshop - Initial Stimulus
02:45

Project Summary - Initial Stimulus
00:31
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CHARACTER
5 Lectures 11:41
“The three key D’s that make a character compelling.”
06:53

Recap - Character
00:34

Case Study - Character
01:33

Workshop - Character
02:29

Project Summary - Character
00:10
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PERSONALITY
5 Lectures 09:43
“The importance of an external essence.”
05:17

Recap - Personality
00:46

Case Study - Personality
01:38

Workshop - Personality
01:42

Project Summary - Personality
00:19
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HEART
5 Lectures 11:09
“The significance of an emotional takeaway.”
06:29

Recap - Heart
00:50

Case Study - Heart
01:32

Workshop - Heart
02:02

Project Summary - Heart
00:15
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JOURNEY
5 Lectures 25:23
"The six functional elements that comprise journey.”
16:03

Recap - Journey
01:09

Case Study - Journey
04:46

Workshop - Journey
02:55

Project Summary - Journey
00:29
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FORM
4 Lectures 22:49
“Identifying the five essential form markers.”
18:50

Recap - Form
01:17

Workshop - Form
02:08

Project Summary - Form
00:33
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OUTLINE
5 Lectures 14:08
“The importance of a reason outline.”
06:06

Recap - Outline
00:32

Workshop - Outline
04:33

Sample Reason Outline
02:34

Project Summary - Outline
00:22
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WRITE
3 Lectures 13:36
"Insights into the writing process before you write.”
09:30

Recap - Write
00:26

Format/Writing Tips
03:39
About the Instructor
Timothy Long
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Screenwriter, Professor, Former Head of Screenwriting at FSU

Timothy Long is a professional screenwriter who has sold, optioned, and pitched projects at the Hollywood studio level. Mr. Long has had original screenplays of his in development with Academy Award® winning producer Jeremy Kleiner (12 Years a Slave), as well as Academy Award® nominated producer Andrew Lazar (American Sniper).

Mr. Long is also a nationally recognized screenplay consultant, and was Head of the MFA Screenwriting Program at FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts for nearly two decades.

Former FSU film students have gone on to sell screenplays such as; Moonlight (2017 Academy Award® Winner), The Maze RunnerMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials, It Follows11:14Little Black BookEl GringoThe Myth Of The American Sleep Over, Echelon ConspiracySophie’s Revengeand Deliverance Creek.

Others have gone on to successful careers in television, writing for such shows as; Jane by DesignLife As We Know ItArrowMistressesThe OriginalsYes DearDesperate HousewivesSmallville, and Hollywood Girl.