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Learn How To Write For the Hollywood Reader

Master advanced screenwriting techniques and vastly improve your chances of landing an agent & paid writing assignments.

The Scriptfella Program

Online video lessons

  • Learn advanced writing techniques in 28 days
  • 12 hours of intensive video training on demand
  • 3-year course access
  • Hone your skills with 8 self-guided assignments
  • Unleash your inner pro writer

The Program PRO Bundle

Online video lessons + live writers' room & feedback

  • Everything in The Scriptfella Program, plus:
  • 8 hours of live pro feedback and group mentorship
  • Get hands-on guidance from Dominic (Zoom)
  • Assignment feedback
  • Development notes on your first page
  • Join a community of committed writers; trade reads and  build a network for the future. 
  • Next cohort launches soon, check the PRO page for details **ONLY 12 SEATS**


If you have any questions about The Scriptfella Program or encounter any technical issues during the checkout process, please email [email protected]

Your Instructor

Dominic Morgan has worked as a professional screenwriter in London and Hollywood for over two decades.

He has written 45 screenplays; 35 were optioned, commissioned or paid for by producers and studios, including projects for Scott Free (Ridley Scott), Universal, Working Title, BBC, ITV Studios & Bold Films. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Dominic is passionate about film education and helping other screenwriters & filmmakers break into Hollywood.

Learn how to dramatize rather than summarize your scenes

Pedro Correa | Writer/Director

"No one is teaching what Dom's teaching. It's like Plato's Cave; once you've seen the light, it can't be unseen."

Sophie Lane Curtis | Writer/Director

"Dom helps you not only find your voice, but own your voice. Thank you for honestly changing my life."

Doug Tucker | Screenwriter

"My creative partner read my new draft and went 'Holy sh!t...' "

CLASS BREAKDOWN

    1. WHY YOU NEED TO HIJACK THE HOLLYWOOD READER'S BRAIN

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. CINEMATIC vs INSTRUCTION MANUAL WRITING

    1. THE FIVE VISUAL ELEMENTS - A Belt & Braces Primer

    2. HOW TO WRITE FOR THE CAMERA

    3. HOW TO WRITE A CINEMATIC SEQUENCE

      FREE PREVIEW
    4. ASSIGNMENT 1: THE SHOT GAME

    5. HOW TO CREATE MOVING CAMERA SHOTS ON THE PAGE

    6. ASSIGNMENT 2: PAGE 1 IMAGE BOMBS

    7. HOW TO USE COSTUME & PROPS IN YOUR SCRIPT

    8. ACTING ON THE PAGE

    9. OPTIMIZE YOUR LOCATIONS

    10. 9 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR SCREENPLAY

    11. 9 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR SCREENPLAY - Case Study, 1917 (Wilson-Cairns)

    12. 9 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR SCREENPLAY - Part Three

    13. 9 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR SCREENPLAY - How to Use Colour Psychology on The Page

    14. THE SIXTH ELEMENT - SOUND DESIGN

    15. READER PSYCHOLOGY

    16. ASSIGNMENT 3: WRITE LIKE RENATO

    1. NARRATIVE VOICE - The Lowdown

    2. NARRATIVE VOICE - The Princess Bride (Goldman)

    3. NARRATIVE VOICE - Promising Young Woman (Fennell)

    4. NARRATIVE VOICE - The Brigands of Rattleborge (Zahler)

    5. NARRATIVE VOICE - The Good Wife (King & King)

    6. NARRATIVE VOICE - A Cautionary Tale (Morgan)

    7. NARRATIVE VOICE - Is Alien REALLY a Good Read?

    8. NARRATIVE VOICE - Shawshank Redemption (Darabont)

    9. NARRATIVE VOICE - 7 Lessons

    10. ASSIGNMENT 4 & 5 - NARRATIVE VOICE SWITCHUP

    1. SENTENCE CONSTRUCTIONS - Why N.V.O. Rocks

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. THE CLAUSE OPENING - A Major Banana Skin for Screenwriters

    3. THE PERILS OF THE PASSIVE

    4. VANILLA VERBS - Hunt Them Down

    5. VANILLA ADJECTIVES - Search & Destroy

    6. SUBOPTIMAL VERBS - Is & Are

    7. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS - When Should You Use It?

    8. WE SEE & WE HEAR - Do You Want to Detach the Reader from the Characters?

    9. ASSIGNMENT 6: THE COPACABANA ONER

    10. ASSIGNMENT 7 - IMMERSIVE SCREENWRITING - Rewrite Page One of Baby Driver

    11. THE CLOSE PROXIMITY DISEASE

    12. ONE SHOT WORD WEAPONS

    13. SCENE GEOGRAPHY - Don't Get Stuck In the Bocage

    14. THE TEN DISEASES OF DIALOGUE (AND CURES) - Part 1

    15. THE TEN DISEASES OF DIALOGUE (AND CURES) - Part 2

    16. HOW TO MASTER A CHARACTER INTRODUCTION - Six Techniques

    17. THE TRICKY TEAM CHARACTER INTRO

    18. HOW TO NAME YOUR CHARACTERS

    19. WHY YOU NEED TO FIGHT FOR THE INCHES ON THE PAGE

    1. HOW TO HOOK A READER ON PAGE 1

    2. THE TITLE PAGE - Just The Facts

    3. PAGE ONE - Page Design

    4. THE OPENING IMAGE - Your Whole Story in One Picture

    5. HOW TO OPEN A MOVIE ON PAGE ONE - Narc (Carnahan)

    6. THE FINAL ASSIGNMENT: OPTIMIZE YOUR PAGE ONE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD READER

    1. SOLUS - By Alex Knight

    2. LOWER LIFEFORMS - By William Kershisnik

    3. KEY WEST - by Rick Ryan

    4. ELKINGTON'S WAR - By Matthew Skeate

    5. THE WITCH - By Roberto Gerardo

    6. KILLER RATINGS - By Jack Carey

    7. PROMISELAND - By Doug Tucker

    8. ACTION! - By Dave Crosman ****** COMING SOON

    9. THIN PLACES -By Braden Croft & Travis Shewchuck *****COMING SOON

    10. SMOKESCREEN -By Nick Philippa ***** COMING SOON

The Scriptfella Program

  • 12 Hours of Video Training
  • 8 Assignments
  • 8 hours of cohort classes (PRO ONLY)

Sara Dinga | Screenwriter

"It's not only the best screenwriting course, it's the most fun"

Braden Croft | Writer/Director

"You learn to manipulate the reader in the best way possible -- by bringing them into the story."

Savannah M. | Screenwriter

"This is the first course to give me a roadmap for HOW to be a better writer. I see the improvement week on week!"

The Scriptfella Program

28-Day Course
12 Hours of Intensive Video Training
8 Hours of Live Workshops (Pro Program Only)

Cinematic Screenwriting

Cinematic Screenwriting

Use the five visual elements and sound design to create a cinematic script that will seduce the Hollywood reader and make you stand out from the hordes of aspiring writers struggling to break in.


Immersive Screenwriting

Immersive Screenwriting

Learn to deliver an immersive, page-turning reading experience by studying how pro screenwriters use narrative voice, language and sentence constructions.


Training

Training

When it comes to screenwriting, "quite good" is not good enough. Watch Dominic Morgan provide molecular analysis on scripts written by emerging writers, which will help you identify the flaws and suboptimal writing in your own screenplays.


Assignments

Assignments

You'll be given eight writing assignments to help you practice and retain the techniques that you've learned thus far - and get you prepped for Phase Five.
(Live feedback available in the Pro program only). 


Online Writers' Room (Pro Program Only)

Online Writers' Room (Pro Program Only)

Dominic Morgan will lead small groups of writers in four 2-hour Zoom sessions, feeding back on your assignments and helping you optimize the opening page of your screenplay for the Hollywood reader.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is this course for?

    The Scriptfella Program is designed to help every screenwriter who wants to optimize their screenplay for industry readers and learn to write in a more visual and engaging way. The Pro Program is designed for writers who already have a decent understanding of plot, structure, and character and now want to upgrade their writing to Pro level - by working with Dominic and receiving feedback in the live zoom Writers' Rooms. (Limited to 12 seats).

    If you're unsure whether you are ready for the Pro Program, purchase The Scriptfella Program now, and upgrade to The Pro Program once you've had a chance to absorb the video classes and advanced writing skills.

    I have an MA in screenwriting from London College of Communications and also studied screenwriting at UCLA for two years, yet I still learned something new and interesting about the craft. Whether you're just starting out on the journey, in the middle of the journey, or a seasoned pro open to learning something new and interesting, I highly recommend LEARN HOW TO WRITE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD READER.

    -SEAN MCCONVILLE | SCREENWRITER

  • Do I need a completed script to take the course?

    Absolutely not. All you need is the first page, which we will focus on in molecular detail. The techniques that I teach you to action on your page one, you’ll then be able to apply to the rest of your screenplay, and all your future screenplays.

  • Can I upgrade to the Pro Package at a later date?

    Yes, once you buy The Scriptfella Program you will be able to upgrade to Pro at any time and join the next Pro Writers' Room.

  • When is the next Pro Program cohort?

    **12 SEATS LEFT** The MERCURY COHORT launches April 2, first live Zoom class Saturday April 6, from 5-7pm London time/ 9am-11am PST. Then April 13, 20, and 27. Claim your seat on the Pro Program. Any questions email Dominic Morgan [email protected] for more details.

  • Are payment plans available?

    Yes. You can spread the cost of The Scriptfella Program Pro over three monthly payments of £355, for a total of £1065.
    Get The Scriptfella Program Pro payment plan here
    You can split the cost of The Scriptfella Program over two monthly payments of £275, for a total of £550.
    Click here to purchase The Scriptfella Program.

  • Are the live Writers' Room classes recorded?

    Yes. You will have full access to Writers' Room replays so if you can't make it in person to the class - you won't miss the class. I'll still be able to give you development feedback on your pages which you can watch at your convenience. Many of our writers are rewatching the Writers' Room sessions over and over, gaining something different on each viewing. As a screenwriter and high performance coach, I live and die by the maxim, "zero fluff, zero filler at all times".

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    Three years. This course is designed to be a toolbox you return to again and again. In reality, I intend for you to have lifetime access, but in case aliens descend, I’m capping the guaranteed access at 3 years.

  • If I buy the Pro Program today can I access the on demand part of the course now?

    Yes. The moment you purchase the Pro Program, you will be able to access the intensive video tutorials and start prepping your assignments.