Do you love film? Ever thought about writing one? Would you like to know how to write a screenplay and where you should start?

This 10-week screenwriting course introduces you to the basics, from initial idea through to how to write a pitch via story development, sub-plots, realistic characters and memorable dialogue. We’ll discuss a multitude of genres, and the essential components they require.

Each class will be workshop in nature, with suggestions for films to be watched at home in preparation for the following week’s topic. With a week off to write the first 10 pages of your own screenplay, the course ends with a table read of participants’ work.

Screen and Film School Screenwriting Course: Weekly Schedule


Who teaches the Screenwriting for Beginners course?

Diane Messias is a drama writer with 35 years experience in the business.  A comedy specialist, she is a former BBC Comedy producer/director (One Foot In The Grave), who has worked with many of the top comedians and actors in the country.  She also teaches comedy & satire writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Course name Screenwriting for Beginners
Start dateMonday 25th January 2020
Duration10-week evening class: 6:45pm-8:45pm
Course fees£325

Thanks for the great time, laughs and education! Feel a lot better about writing now.