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Screenwriting 101: How to Write Screenplay Description

The ultimate, no-nonsense guide to writing awesome screenplay description.
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Created by Michael Rogan
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
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What Will I Learn?
Have a greater understanding of what good screenwriting sounds like - and what it doesn't sound like
Write screenplay description with visual precision and professional craftsmanship
Craft screenplay prose that gets noticed - and hopefully gets read
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  • They should have seen a movie in the last 25 years

Course Description

Feel like your SCREENWRITING skills need some sharpening?

Not sure how to turn all the sights, sounds, and bits of random awesomeness inside your head into actual SCREENWRITING that connects and engages READERS?

Want to take a huge exponential leap in your ability to describe the ACTION and CHARACTERS in your screenplay?

Well...then look no further than this "virtual" B12 shot of screenwriting awesomeness in this NEW course: "Screenwriting 101: How to Write Screenplay Description!"

Now I know the term "screenplay description" doesn't SOUND like the sexiest of topics...

...but BELIEVE me as a former screenplay reader - and optioned screenwriter - I can assure you that learning how to master the craft of writing SCREENPLAY DESCRIPTION... the quickest way to STAND OUT from the rest of the film-industry pack. (And boost your chances of getting your script noticed, read and eventually purchased.)

And though learning how to master screenplay description is a life-long pursuit, the course will take you less than an hour...

...and the EXERCISES will take you less than 3 minutes day!

And if for just one week - you give me just a couple minutes a day - you will be SHOCKED by how rapidly your screenwriting improves. (And by how much more visually precise your screenplay description becomes.)

So whether you're a total screenwriting newbie who has tons of great screenplay ideas - but not sure how to translate that creativity into actual screenwriting form...

...or you're a grizzled screenwriting veteran who just wants to sharpen their abilities...

...I encourage you to check out Screenwriting 101: How to Write Screenplay Description.

Your screenplay awesomeness depends on it!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with an interest in screenwriting (even if they don't have experience writing a screenplay)
  • People who aren't interested in writing visually - or doing any work whatsoever - probably shouldn't take the course
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 5 Lectures Collapse All 5 Lectures 38:32
What Screenplay Description Is (And Why You Should Care)
1 Lecture 04:28
3 Steps to Writing Kick-Ass Screenplay Description
3 Lectures 23:50

Module 2: Learning How to "Hear" Good Screenplay Description

Module 3: Learning How to "Write" Good Screenwriting
4 Ninja Hacks For Writing Screenplay Description
1 Lecture 10:14
Module 4: Secrets to Killer Screenplay Description
About the Instructor
4.4 Average rating
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295 Students
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Screenwriting Instructor and Author

Michael Rogan is a former over-worked, under-paid screenplay reader - and optioned screenwriter - who's made it his quest to help writers learn the craft of well as rid the world of movies based on board games. He is the founder of ScriptBully magazine and the author of five books on screenwriting, including "How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck" and "Selling a Screenplay in the 21st Century."

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