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"This class was what I needed to reacquaint myself with the nuts and bolts of writing fiction. I was spending too much time reading fiction and telling myself, "I could write something better.""
- Mimi Kerr
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Film Analysis If you're eager to break into the world of script writing, Gotham Writers’ Workshop can point you in the right direction. We have courses in:

Screenwriting: writing scripts for feature-length films
TV Writing: writing scripts for episodic TV dramas and comedies
Playwriting: writing scripts for stage plays

Though there are many similarities between these forms, there are also significant differences. If you’re hoping to write something and see it produced (somewhere, even in a small theatre) in a relatively short time, you have the best chance by writing a play.  Breaking into the professional world of screenwriting and TV writing is usually a long haul.

To further enhance your study of script writing, we have courses in:

How to Sell Your Screenplay: marketing feature-length film scripts

Film Analysis: analyzing produced films from a screenwriter’s point of view
Writing Dialogue: a one-day workshop on the art of writing dialogue (NYC only)


How do you write a screenplay that might get bought by studio or a production company? Write a compelling script that’s impossible to stop reading, vividly cinematic, properly formatted, and ...  More

Theater is the oldest form of dramatic storytelling, and many still consider it the most electrifying. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. The laughs and gasps ...  More
TV Writing

How do you break into TV as a writer? The most likely path is to join the staff of an existing show. To win those jobs, you need samples of your work, which means one or both of these: 1) ...  More

Script Analysis

To excel at writing screenplays or TV scripts, one must do more than simply enjoy the shows. The writer needs to study movies and TV. Painters typically learn their craft by studying the work of ...  More

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