Classes

Streaming and mobile devices have forever altered how we create, deliver, and view narrative content. As screenwriters, we have to adapt to this new environment without losing sight of a compelling story and engaging characters.

That’s where I come in.

With more than three decades of professional screenwriting experience, I offer script critiques, coaching, and classes that can help you navigate this new media landscape.

I’m excited to be offering another round of my advanced screenwriting class! I call it “8 x 8” because enrollment is limited to 8 writers and it will run for 8 consecutive weeks.

8 x 8: Advanced Screenwriting

WHEN: Mondays, 6 – 8:30 pm, April 19 through June 7
WHERE: On Zoom
COST: $500

Please contact me to sign up and arrange payment.

In this class you’ll get in-depth instruction on something I feel very passionate about – closing the gap between the screenplay and the finished film.

As screenwriters you will learn to employ the skills of other filmmaking disciplines in order to bring more immediacy to your pages. You’ll write like a director directs, a DP shoots, a production designer designs, an editor edits. The goal is to create a more complete cinematic experience so that when readers finish your script they will feel they have not read a screenplay but have “seen” the movie or series.

Visually-driven. Immersive. Visceral. These are terms you will hear a lot – along with my continued proselytizing about character revelation, the power of POV, and sequences.

Other topics include individual scene construction; subtext and exposition in dialogue; choreographing action, and using effectively sound and music. Pitching and pitch decks (the new treatments) will also be covered.

And, of course, you’ll also get my notes and feedback on your work (up to 10 pages) each week.

This is not a beginning screenwriting class. You will get the most out of it if you come already armed with a script idea you’re ready to write or planning to rewrite an existing draft.

Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Should the class fill, I will keep a waiting list in case of a cancellation.

Please give a shout if you have any questions: randall@randalljahnson.com

Critiques

Yes, I can read and critique your script. My feedback includes notes and a follow-up discussion on Skype, Zoom, or phone.

Feature-length –
(90-120 pages or more)
$325
1-Hour Series Pilot –
(@60 pages)
$250
Half-hour Series Pilot –
(@30 pages)
$150
Short –
(add $2 per page over 15)
$60

Coaching

Writing a screenplay is hard. Finishing one is even harder.

As a veteran screenwriter, I know what it takes to get a script done, and I can help you do the same.

In my coaching sessions on Skype or Zoom, we can design a roadmap with milestones within a workable time frame that will keep you accountable and focused so that steady progress is made toward your destination – a finished script.

Sessions can also be devoted to specific creative topics such as character, plot, structure, and writing more visually, and issues like procrastination, blocks, fear, and increasing productivity.

Coaching sessions – per hour $60

Questions? Details? Give me a shout at randall@randalljahnson.com.

Randall Jahnson screenwriting class