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Screenwriting Craft: The Ultimate Toolbox

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
System Requirements: You will need an Internet connection and a computer or laptop.
Class Delivery: Live Online Video Conference. Additional information on how to log into the online environment will be provided after purchasing the class.
Teacher: Jessica Hinds

What you'll learn in this writing class:

Level up your screenwriting craft skills. Train to be a smarter, stronger, more prolific screenwriter. 

This is 12 week lecture-based class breaking down advanced screenwriting craft tools. 

Never stare at your script without knowing how to approach rewriting your script again. Finish your scripts sooner by understanding how and when to use these tools. 

Avoid writing an average script by following all the other algorithms and paint-by-number systems that have been circulating for years. 

Develop working definitions and approaches to story, character, dialogue, structure, action, theme, conflict, tension, genre, tone etc built from Jess' research in psychology, evolutionary neuroscience, and behavioral economics.

These tools are broken down to be most effective for the psychology of a writer writing a script. Not an academic analysis of completed scripts. These tools work with your brain not against it.   

Discover how  and why story works the way it does by learning not just about the psychology of your own creativity but the psychology of your characters, your readers, your audience, and producers. 

​Discover the truth behind bad generic notes like "up the stakes" and your character isn't "likable" and understand exactly how to address the note without losing your artistry!

Learn tools that you can apply to every script you write throughout your career. 


Participate live online with video replay available for the duration of class.

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Seven days before class up until after the first class a 75% refund can be offered. 

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Meditative Writing creator Jess Hinds has mentored writers working on dozens of shows including MINDHUNTER, WEST WORLD, MAD MEN, LEVERAGE, CONSTANTINE, BROAD CITY, SNL, THE GOLDBERGS, BLUE BLOODS, GAME OF THRONES, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, OCTOBER FACTION, WATCHMEN, HIGH MAINTENANCE and more. Not to mention...

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