SO YOU WANT TO BE A SCREENWRITER?
InFocus Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program immerses you in the world of screenwriting. Spend 8 months being mentored by industry professionals and award-winning screenwriters. Learn to develop characters, write authentic dialogue, and properly format scripts. Build your skills with 8 portfolio projects including multiple short film scripts, a TV pilot with a series bible, and a full feature film screenplay.
Short Film Script
Considered a gateway step and a calling card of the industry, short films are the perfect medium for writers to learn the process of translating a story to a script.
Web Series Episode
Experience working in a writer’s room and collaborate in writing one episode of a web series. You are then on set, involved with a practical, real-life production as the webisodes are produced.
TV Pilot + Bible
An original pilot script is still considered the best route to gaining a toehold in the industry. Develop and write your own 30- or 60-minute television pilot script along with a supporting series bible.
Brand recognition is increasingly important in the industry as everything from books to board games become screenplays. You are individually assigned a short story to adapt into a script.
Factual television has grown to be one of the largest and most popular genres of TV. You will learn how to develop and write an outline for a non-fiction series–the key document for pitching your show to broadcasters.
To be a successful screenwriter you must gain the skills to sell your scripts. You will gain hard producing skills such as budgeting and scheduling to build a pitch package that will entice studios and get your scripts made.
One key goal of this program is for your script to emerge as a realistic contender for production. Write your own screenplay for an original, marketable feature film, the true mark of a screenwriter.
In addition to your feature film screenplay, you will also develop and create an outline for an original MOW, or Movie-of-the-Week, a key source of employment for film writers.