Online Screenwriting Courses & Workshops

clapper board in a meadowE-script’s online screenwriting courses and workshops are offered in five- and 10-week terms, and you choose your own Monday start date. And now you can sign up for one of our self-directed courses, work at your own rate, and still receive professional feedback. Or if you simply want one-time feedback, try our script consulting service.

New! Register in any of our courses, workshops or consultations and, as a bonus, receive exclusive free access to “Scriptology,” a series of nine online video tutorials created by E-script founder and director Frank Moher.

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Screenwriting Course
Self-Directed Screenwriting Course
Screenwriting Workshop
Script Consulting Service: Screenplays

What’s the difference between a course and a workshop?

Want help deciding what to take or who to work with? E-mail us. We’ll be glad to assist.


Screenwriting Course

E-script’s online E-course is a great training ground for beginning screenwriters, and a good place for more experienced screenwriters to polish their skills. Each week, registrants receive an online tutorial from one of our two highly experienced screen and TV writing instructors, Erica Byrne or Richard Whitley (your choice). Each lesson is on a specific craft subject, and comes with a related screenwriting exercise. You return assignments by e-mail, and receive feedback from the instructor in the same way. Your instructor will also be glad to respond to general questions and comments at any time.

Your course is highly individualized; your instructor works one-on-one with you, and, unlike some other online screenwriting courses, we don’t ask you to provide feedback to other students. At the end of the course you also have the option to meet with Erica or Richard via phone, Skype, Google Hangout, or online chat. (If you’re not sure how the latter methods work, we’ll show you. They’re easy. And free.)

As the course is conducted largely by e-mail, you may work at your own convenience. Exercises can be done on their own, or applied to a script you want to begin or are already working on. Registrants in E-script screenwriting courses receive a 10% discount on a subsequent screenwriting workshop. (See What’s the difference between a course and a workshop?)

Fees: Five week course: $225.00 (U.S.)  / Ten week course: $375.00 (U.S.). The fee for 10-week courses may be paid in two installments; see enrollment page for details.

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Self-Directed Screenwriting Course

Want to do the work on your own time, but still have the input of a professional on the final product? With our self-directed screenwriting course, you receive all 10 lessons and exercises upon registering. You work through them at your own speed and, while you won’t receive ongoing feedback as you would in our standard screenwriting course (see above), each exercise brings you one step closer to making a start on your script. By the end of the 10 lessons, you’ll have written the first 25 pages of a screenplay, which you can then send to veteran script consultant and teacher Laurie Scheer for her detailed feedback. You also have the option of a follow-up meeting with Laurie via phone, Skype, Google Hangout, or online chat. (If you’re not sure how the latter methods work, we’ll show you. They’re easy. And free.)

Fee: $200 (U.S.)


Screenwriting Workshop

The E-script Screenwriting Workshop is for screenwriters who want to work on a new screenplay, or on a draft of a work-in-progress, with ongoing professional guidance. You have a choice of mentors: veteran screen and TV professional Erica Byrne, noted script consultant Olga Humphrey, professional screenwriter John Jarrell, or screenwriter, TV writer, and teacher Richard Whitley. Send script material to your workshop leader by e-mail as often as you like; once weekly, you’ll receive feedback intended to help you in revision and to encourage your ongoing work. Your mentor will also be glad to respond to general comments and questions about screenwriting at any time.

Your workshop is highly individualized; your mentor works one-on-one with you, and, unlike some other online screenwriting workshops, we don’t ask you to provide feedback to other registrants. At the end of the course you also have the option to meet with the workshop leader via phone, Skype, Google Hangout, or online chat. (If you’re not sure how the latter methods work, we’ll show you. They’re easy. And free.)

As the workshop is conducted largely by e-mail, you may work at your own convenience. Writers who have been through an E-script screenwriting e-course receive a 10% discount. (See What’s the difference between a course and a workshop?)

Fees: Five week workshop: $225.00 (U.S.) / Ten week workshop: $375.00 (U.S.). The fee for 10-week courses may be paid in two installments; see enrollment page for details.

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Script Consulting Service: Screenplays

Can’t spare the time for a course or workshop, but still want professional feedback on and help with your screenplay? Then try our script consulting service.

You have your choice of consultants: Veteran professional Erica Byrne, noted script consultant Olga Humphrey, professional screenwriter John Jarrell, or screenwriter, TV writer, and teacher Richard Whitley. The consultant will read your screenplay, provide a detailed set of notes, and then meet with you for one-hour via phone, Skype, Google Hangout, or online chat. (If you’re not sure how the latter methods work, we’ll show you. They’re easy. And free.)

Fee: $275 U.S. (for scripts up to 120 pages; for longer scripts, an additional reading charge will apply).

You’ll receive five-to-10 pages of notes, double-spaced (exact length is at the discretion of the consultant) within 30 days of receipt of your script. Your consultant will schedule the follow-up meeting upon request, using the method you prefer, and at a mutually convenient time.

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