Screenwriting 101

This introduction to screenwriting class is perfect for those wanting to begin to bring to life their stories. You will be introduced to the basics of story format, character development, 3 act plot structure and the importance of identifying your audience and distribution before you begin to write. This class will also explore concepts for new content, writing development exercises and an introduction to different writing formats including feature length, original TV content, spec scripts, and web series. The goal of the course is to give new writers a foundation in writing and understanding the basic structure of writing for TV, film or web in order to prepare to write their own scripts. Log lines will also be covered which are your tool to getting accepted into your next screenwriting class. Screenwriting 101 meets weekly for one hour and approximately 10 sessions. Weeknight or Saturday morning options are available.


At the end of this class you will have worked on your log line and prepped it for Screenwriting 201, Animation Writing 201 or Parable Writing.


Registration is open now. Weeknight or Saturday class options available for this 10 week session. Step #3 includes opportunity to apply for financial aid or to sponsor someone.

1. Submit a writing sample (optional for 101) and pay $25 evaluation / class participant setup fee. This is not the cost of the class, but a fee to review your writing and get you set up in the program and placed. *Screenwriting 101 is the only class that does not require a writing sample. Unsure of what to submit? Have questions? Feel free to contact us.

2. Wait for a confirmation on your placement within the CEG program. Our goal is to help you become the best you can be so it is important that you begin in the program with a solid foundation before moving on. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or for some reason didn’t hear back from us within 24 hours.

3. Apply for financial aid (if applicable).

4. Hold your spot by paying the course fee. $200 for 10 week, 1 hour per week class.

Looking for help in bringing to life your story? Complete script writing and development is available. Please contact us for further information. Union and non-union writers are available. Rates vary greatly depending on credits, and previous distribution.