Learn to optimize your screenplays for the reader and vastly improve your chances of landing an agent and paid writing assignments. 

LEARN TO WRITE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD READER

Would you like to acquire a very particular set of skills that they don't teach at $100k+ film schools?

It takes most pro screenwriters 5-10 years to figure out how to deliver an effortless, entertaining read on the page, which will attract an agent and paid writing assignments. Master these advanced screenwriting skills in 21 days.

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.

The Scriptfella Program

21 Day Course
10 Hours of Intensive Video Training
4 Live Script Development Sessions

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.


Assignments

Assignments

You'll be given four writing assignments to practice the techniques that you've learned in Phases One & Two - and get you prepped for Phase Four.


Online Writers' Room

Online Writers' Room

Dominic Morgan will lead small cohorts of writers in online live sessions, feeding back on your assignments and helping you optimize the opening page of your screenplay for the Hollywood reader.


Are You In?

Learn advanced screenwriting techniques they don't teach you at $100k+ film schools

CLASS BREAKDOWN

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

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. HOW TO WRITE FOR THE CAMERA

    3. CINEMATIC WRITING ASSIGNMENT 1

    4. HOW TO CREATE MOVING CAMERA SHOTS ON THE PAGE

    5. CINEMATIC WRITING ASSIGNMENT 2

    6. HOW TO USE COSTUME & PROPS IN YOUR SCRIPT

    7. ACTING ON THE PAGE

    8. OPTIMIZE YOUR LOCATIONS

    9. 9 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR SCREENPLAY

    10. 9 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR SCREENPLAY - Case Study, 1917 (Wilson-Cairns)

    11. 9 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR SCREENPLAY - Part Three

    12. 9 WAYS TO LIGHT UP YOUR SCREENPLAY - How to Use Colour Psychology on The Page

    13. THE SIXTH ELEMENT - SOUND DESIGN

    14. READER PSYCHOLOGY

    15. CINEMATIC WRITING ASSIGNMENT THREE - WRITE LIKE RENATO

    1. NARRATIVE VOICE - The Lowdown

      FREE PREVIEW
    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)

      FREE PREVIEW
    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. NARRATIVE VOICE SWITCHUP - WRITING ASSIGNMENT 4

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

    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. THE CLOSE PROXIMITY DISEASE

    10. ONE SHOT WORD WEAPONS

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

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

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

    14. HOW TO MASTER A CHARACTER INTRODUCTION - Six Techniques

    15. THE TRICKY TEAM CHARACTER INTRO

    16. HOW TO NAME YOUR CHARACTERS

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

    18. IMMERSIVE SCREENWRITING - WRITING ASSIGNMENT 5

    1. ELKINGTON'S WAR - By Matthew Skeate

    2. THE WITCH - By Roberto Gerardo

    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. OPTIMIZE YOUR PAGE ONE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD READER - The Final Assignment

The Scriptfella Program

  • £975.00
  • 21 Day Course
  • 10 Hours of Intensive Video Training
  • 4 Live Script Development Sessions

Testimonials

The Scriptfella Program

“This is the first course I've taken that actually gives me a roadmap HOW TO BECOME A BETTER WRITER! So many times you hear "Don't be boring. Write an undeniable script. Write a vomit draft, you can revise it later." But no one tells you HOW. We can often recognise great writing in other people's scripts, but this course delves into the nuts and bolts of how to apply that to your own writing. I can SEE the improvement week on week, and I feel it's unleashed my inner voice. I can't wait to finish my next draft. ”

SAVANNAH M. | WRITER

“I took Aaron Sorkin's Masterclass. While it does a decent job covering some broad concepts of screenwriting theory, I took very little away in terms applicable skills to improve my writing. The Scriptfella Program by comparison, deep dives into the nuts and bolts of the craft, and I love how it's jam packed with skills, tips, tools and examples I can use to actually improve my work. I learned more in the first hour of your program than I did in the entirety of the Sorkin Masterclass.”

ALEX HORSFALL | WRITER

“This course is a thousand times better than the classes produced by BBC Maestro. ”

MATTHEW SKEATE | WRITER

“The Sorkin and Shonda Rhymes Masterclasses are meant for fans, whereas Scriptfella’s program is meant for actual screenwriters. Each section of his material is crafted to the bone, with ample visual reference and “script on the page” examples. Not only that, but I found Dominic’s delivery to be quite entertaining, I had to pace myself to absorb the material, rather than bingeing it all at once due to it being such a compelling watch. The writing exercises were spot on, and I was able to seamlessly apply what was covered into my ongoing projects. I can confidently say that it’s given me a set of tools to make my writing tighter and more impactful. This guy’s for real. Take the class, it works. ”

DOMINIC PREVOST | WRITER