Write for TV
ULTIMATE Online Screenwriting Course
Learn everything about how to write for TV with our superior online screenwriting course.
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Writing a TV Show Is Undeniably TOUGH:
Our Online Write for TV Course
Skyrockets Your Odds of Success
In the 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.
INDUSTRIAL SCRIPTS HAS BEEN FEATURED IN
VIDEO – TEXT – QUIZZES – CASE STUDIES – EXERCISES
Our Courses Are a Mixture of Video, Text, Quizzes, Case Studies and Writing Exercises
Our courses have been deliberately designed to encourage writers to learn as they write. Ideally, you’ll complete a full TV 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!
TRICKY QUIZZES KEEP YOU ON YOUR TOES
Our Unique Quiz System Pushes You to Absorb The Information
You probably think the quizzes in our courses 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…
The Course Structure:
Modules > Lessons > Quizzes
Our ULTIMATE Online TV Writing Course is divided into 6 core modules, which together consist of 32 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:
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.
MODULE A) | Introduction: How to Write for TV
- 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
MODULE B) | The Television Landscape
- 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.
MODULE E) | Building Your Narrative
- Conflict – The Building Blocks of Drama
- Shots, Scenes, Sequences & Building to the Commercial Break
- Exploring your Theme and Controlling Idea
- Characterisation through Action, Dialogue & Description
MODULE F) | Writing Your TV Show
- 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)
MODULE G) | The Business of Writing for TV
- 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
- And more!
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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 ULTIMATE Screenwriting 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 movie scripts 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?
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.
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 movie?
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.