Our ULTIMATE Write for TV course has now been taken by
over 10,000 writers and filmmakers!
online course learners
COURSE CASE STUDY: what made The Wire so great?
“I’ve been writing screenplays for 10 years+ and my writing partner and I sold our first TV script in 2013. We are both taking this class as a refresher course and so far I’ve found it to be extremely helpful. I highly recommend it to beginners as well as those who have been writing for a while but want to brush up on their skills.”
Writing a TV Series Is Undeniably TOUGH:
Our Online Screenwriting Course
Skyrockets Your Odds of Success
In the Write for TV course we’ll teach you how to…
Maximize Your Writing Time
Time – or the lack of it – is the great pain point of the screenwriter. You can’t develop all your ideas in to full scripts. You can’t write all day, because you’ve got a day job. With us you’ll learn the pro tips and tactics to get the most of yourself, and your time.
Network (Even If You Know No-One In Showbiz)
Building relationships is an absolutely fundamental part of being a screenwriter. Today, you have to hustle, as well as write well – there’s no other way. We teach you all the short-cuts and insider tactics.
Dodge Mistakes & Accelerate Progress
Working out how to start your career as a screenwriter is one of the trickiest parts of the process, both creatively and in a business sense. After taking our course, you’ll have a crystal-clear view of the pathway ahead, what to do, and crucially what NOT to do…
About The Fundamentals of Screenwriting
Screenwriting is a craft, but when you begin to unpick your favourite shows and movies it’ll soon become clear that there’s familiar methods, systems and narrative structures in play. After taking our course you’ll know screenplay structure, back to front.
I’ve tried writing courses in the past and have never found one that helped in the way this one has. It’s well structured and well thought out. I found it very easy to follow and I also found it easy to put the information I picked up in to practice. I’m now working on a script with more confidence than I had before.
I took this course over a couple of months, which is one of the big advantages for me. I like to take my time and take things in, which you can’t do on a weekend residential course. Having gone at my own pace, I realised there was more to this course than I realised. It covers pretty much everything you need to know to produce and market a good screenplay.
Screenplays are hard to get right if you don’t know what you’re doing. The course really helped me understand exactly what’s needed to plan in advance to make sure it runs smoothly. Thank you Industrial Scripts for helping me to develop my screenplay.
INDUSTRIAL SCRIPTS HAS BEEN FEATURED IN
VIDEO – TEXT – QUIZZES – CASE STUDIES – EXERCISES
Our Courses Are a Mixture of Video, Text, Quizzes and Writing Exercises
Our courses have been deliberately designed to encourage writers to learn as they write. Ideally, you’ll complete a full movie script as you work your way through the modules and lessons. Ultra-specific exercises that you can do even when you’re not online are peppered throughout the course, so you’re writing even on your daily commute!
Show me the money: in 2011 MAD MEN creator Matthew Weiner
scored a reported 3-year, $25-$30 million contract with AMC,
after a heated round of negotiations.
“I have published 10 novels (e-books) and I can’t believe the things that I didn’t know. I’m going to have to do some rewrites after what I’ve learned from Industrial Scripts.”
Give Your Script The Best Start In Life…
The screenplay, so they say, is like a writer’s baby: you birth it, raise it, sustain it, and then release it in to the world. But there are so many pitfalls, both in terms of the artistic process, and The Industry. Skyrocket your odds of success with ULTIMATE Screenwriting – you won’t regret it!
TRICKY QUIZZES KEEP YOU ON YOUR TOES
Our Unique Quiz System Pushes You to Absorb The Information
You probably think the quizzes in our Write for TV course are easy, right? Think again: we’ve made them deliberately tricky to keep you on your toes while you’re learning. Our system won’t let you move forward to the next lesson until you’ve nailed the quiz. True character is only revealed under pressure…
COURSE CASE STUDY: where did it all go wrong for Spielberg’s Terra Nova?
“In the last year I’ve completed their novel writing and online screenwriting course and now I’m about a third of the way through their TV screenwriting course. I think that the design and format of the course content demonstrates Industrial Scripts’ love of teaching – it’s so precise and thorough.”
Writer & Author
The Course Structure:
Modules > Lessons > Quizzes
Our ULTIMATE Online Screenwriting Course is divided into 6 core modules, which together consist of over 25 lessons.
The course puts an early emphasis on selecting strong concepts for your screenplay, before looking at major structural and character topics, and then drilling down to on-the-page script execution.
What You Get:
> Lifetime access to our epic online screenwriting for TV course.
> 6+ Core Modules, 26+ Lessons, Countless Exercises and Quizzes.
> Entertaining balance of video, text, exercise and quiz-based learning to keep you on your toes.
> Giant suite of bonus eBooks, unique guides, 40+ produced screenplays and more.
> From Industrial Scripts, the most reviewed script coverage company anywhere.
> Certificate of Completion.
“I’ve attended writing courses which are run by people who don’t know the industry. As you’d expect of Industrial Scripts, everyone involved in this course really does know what they’re talking about. I went back over what I had written as soon as I’d finished the course and found I could make it even better the 2nd time around…”
INDUSTRIAL SCRIPTS HAS BEEN REVIEWED OVER 1,000 TIMES ON GOOGLE-APPROVED REVIEWS SITES
How to Write for TV – Course Structure
The course is broken down in to 6 core Modules, consisting of 32 individual Lessons. At the end of each Lesson there’s a Quiz element, and users need to pass the Quiz in order to advance to the next Lesson.
Introduction: How to Write for TV
4 Lessons + Exercises + Videos + Quizzes
> The Basics of Television Writing – The Pilot and The Series Arc, Formatting
> What is Story? Definition and Crucial Components
> Stage of Screenwriting – Loglines, Index cards, Synopses, Treatment and Script
> Ideas – Generating, Judging and Testing
The Television Landscape
3 Lessons + Exercises + Videos + Quizzes
> Genre – How it Works in Television, Defining Drama and Comedy
> Plot Types
> Platforms – Network, Cable, VOD, The Internet – how the platforms affect content and expectations.
Writing Your TV Show
7 Lessons + Exercises + Videos + Case Studies + Quizzes
> Planning your Teleplay
> Screenwriting Devices– Information Arrangement, ‘Setting the Table’, Repetition, Playing with Time
> Dialogue – Functions, Subtext, Differences between Platforms
> Description – Major Tips and Mistakes to Avoid
> Pace & Writing Visually
> Learning from Success (Case Study: THE WIRE)
> Learning from Mistakes (Case Study: TERRA NOVA)
The Business of Writing for TV
5 Lessons + Exercises + Videos + Case Studies + Quizzes
> The Marketplace
> The TV Writer: From Room Assistant to Showrunner
> Getting Noticed
> Contracts and Pay
> Showrunner Case Studies
Bonus Study Materials + Guides
Get full access to our suite of unique study guides when you purchase any course. The pack includes…
6 x eBooks on challenging areas of screenwriting
3 x study guides on the industry and navigating it
Template agent & manager query letter
Detailed script coverage sample
40+ PDF Screenplays of Successful Movies
“The 20 Screenplays You Can Learn The Most From”
Script coverage templates
“Being staffed on a TV show is good money. REALLY good money…”
Pictured: Ryan Murphy, who scored a $300m Netflix deal
Purchase ULTIMATE Screenwriting Online and save yourself a hell of a lot of pain! We made all the mistakes you WILL make a long time ago, let us save you from them.
“Detailed without being over complicated, easily understood without being dumbed down this is THE ideal course for any student of screenwriting. It contains a wealth of information that is set out in a structured and entertaining way, with a huge amount of information conveyed in the lessons. Highly recommended.”
Start Living Your BEST
Writing Life Today
Life’s short: you’re not here to get rich, you just want to develop amazing screenplays, to work with characters day-in, day-out, tinker with dialogue, cut a line here, add some scene description there.
You’re a Screenwriter. You need to write for TV.
And the ULTIMATE Screenwriting for TV Course Is For You.
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Specialist Script Developers Since 2010
About Industrial Scripts®
Founded in 2010, Industrial Scripts is today one of the world’s leading screenwriting companies, backed by major companies and with over 1,000 verified testimonials.
Our script consultants have significant industry credentials, writing coverage for companies and studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Universal and many more. Working with screenwriters and filmmakers of all levels and from myriad locations, we also deliver intensive training both online and offline.
While our free Talent Connector promotes talent to the industry, our popular blog – Character-Driven – educates and entertains. We believe that rigorous script development is the foundation of great film and TV and is, indeed, essential.
Without it, the end product will fail.
Frequently Asked Questions
Got questions? Here are the most common queries we’re sent about the course…
How long do I get access for?
Through purchasing the course you’re guaranteed lifetime (or as long as the course exists/is on sale, and we have zero intention of folding it!) access. You can take it once, twice, three times…or as many times as you want.
Is the course mobile-friendly?
Whilst it’s possible to take the course on tablets and mobile devices, you’re going to get the best experience taking it on Google Chrome, on a stable broadband connection.
Do I have to write a full script while taking the course?
Whilst we highly recommend writing AS you move your way through the course modules, it’s not essential. Invariably you’ll have a lot of ideas for TV shows while taking it, so we strongly recommend jotting down notes and keep track of all your loglines as you go.
How many hours does it take to complete the course? Is there “live” feedback, or a human teacher involved at all?
If you complete a full 30 or 60 page screenplay as advised, we’d estimate that completing the course and script will take in excess of 100 hours. And that’s before you get to the Bonus Materials. On the flip side, if you want to speed through the course that is probably achievable (though not recommended) within 20 hours. The course is a self-learning one, exclusively. No live teaching is included. Our innovative quiz system keeps you on your toes, self-marks you, and checks you’re absorbing the information correctly.
I’m brand new to screenwriting, is the course for me?
100%. Our course is structured and aimed specifically at new screenwriters just starting out, and intermediate ones who maybe have lost their way and need a refresher. Don’t worry, as long as you’ve seen a solid number of movies in your life (which you surely have, if you’ve got this far) the course will give you the solid foundation you need.
Do I need special software to write my script?
Whilst it’s not absolutely essential to write using specialist screenwriting software, life is going to be a lot easier if you do. Final Draft is the industry’s go-to choice in terms of software which formats your script correctly as you write. However there are plenty of free and paid alternatives.