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This 8 week intensive journey is designed to give aspiring screenwriters (or television writers) everything they need to know about the fundamentals all the way through marketing the finished product. Taught by Matthew Harms of Penforhire, a published author and contributing writer on numerous screenplays, this course will be equal parts technical and creative, but all fun and informative. 


What you get:


  • 8 weeks of community based learning
  • 1 hour of group Zoom meetings per week
  • 2 hours of open Zoom office hours per week
  • Accountability buddy
  • Real screenplay reviews
  • Peer review
  • Lifetime membership to the Penforhire website community
  • 50% off access to the Write Life – Level 2 course


*While open zoom meetings are not required they are encouraged to get as much out of the course as possible!


Learning Path

Week 1 – Identifying Your Goal & Meeting the Group

An introspective into who you are and why you are embarking on this journey.

Video 48 Min  + 2 Min read to complete

Week 2 – Fundamentals of Screenwriting

You will learn the technical differences between novel writing and screenplay/teleplay writing.

Video 48 Min  + 2 Min read to complete

Week 3 – The Journey Begins

We will cover the crucial first steps in the screenplay/teleplay process that will set you up for success.

Video 48 Min  + 2 Min read to complete

Week 4-6 – Group Collaboration

Peer review, advice and feedback on each other’s outlines, characters, plots or writing samples, if available.

Video 48 Min  + 2 Min read to complete

Week 7 – Resources for Publishing/Marketing

A detailed walk through of the different ways to bring your completed work to market along with the advantages/disadvantages of each.

Video 48 Min  + 2 Min read to complete

Week 8 – Bringing It All Together

A final review of where each participant is currently with their projects with a focus on providing a map for everyone to finish at their own pace.

Video 48 Min  + 2 Min read to complete

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