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Online Writing for Film Course

Online Writing for Film Course

Online Writing for Film Course

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A fun, interactive course for writers interested in cinema and screenplay writing.


It all starts with the script.

From Hitchcock to Kubrick, Spielberg and Scorsese, our Online Writing for Film Course offers serious film buffs the skillset to write cinematically.

From crafting a story to honing your dialogue, you will explore the fundamentals of screenwriting and learn techniques to spark your imagination. Using prompts, games and film theory, we’ll show you what it takes to write for screen with confidence and creativity.

Like all of our online writing courses, you’ll receive constructive feedback from a working screenwriter in an inclusive virtual setting./p>

You will achieve


To explore the techniques to tell a story cinematically.


To structure a story, create characters and show the action through dialogue and causality.


Your work with prompts and games and tips to format your work.


In an inclusive virtual setting with guidance from a professional writer.
You will need
  • A device with Camera and Microphone
  • A desk, table or flat surface on which to write
  • Paper, notebook or journal
  • A pen or pencil or separate laptop for writing
  • Beginner Friendly
  • Small Group Sizes

A note on participation: Enhancing these skills requires practical and active participation. As this is an interactive, group class all students will be required to have their videos turned on.

Please note that fluency in English is essential for this course.

If you have any special requirements please inform our Customer Services Team prior to your course start date so we can ensure we cater for these needs. You can call us on 0207 042 8833 or email

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Produce new scripts or rewrite works in progress for TV, theatre, radio or film, with our private one to one sessions. Whether you are a beginner or experienced writer we look forward to helping you develop your scripts.

– Understand plot and narrative structure
– Analyse the key components of classical dramatic narrative
– Develop dramatic situations and scenes
– Write engaging and entertaining dialogue, between well-realised characters
– Trigger your imagination as a writer
– Find your personal style and voice
– Learn exercises to inspire creativity
– Get detailed feedback and direction on old and new work

Whatever you’re looking to work on, City Academy’s skilled tutors and industry experts are here to help you. Select a tutor and book your session/s at a date and time to suit you.

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