Screenwriting 201

Screenwriting 201 is the first in a three-part sequence of a professional writing series created to take you through the process of writing a feature length screenplay. In this course you will learn about the foundations of a great story as you construct your own with the support of a CEG vetted professional writer, your instructor. Screenwriting 201 includes strengthening and developing a solid concept, elements of compelling story structure, creating characters that appeal to top actors, charting a complex plot, and a well built story outline as well as how character needs, desires, goals and obstacles drive a compelling screenplay. Your Screenwriting 201 goal is to create an outline or treatment that sets forth the structure for writing your screenplay. Creating an amazing outline is an important tool for professional screenwriters that is an important part of powerful script development as well as pitching. It is also required for getting into Screenwriting 202.


An approved screenplay outline is required for admission into Screenwriting 202.


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 and pay $25 evaluation fee. This is not the cost of the class, but a fee to review your writing for placement within the CEG writing program. *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 your COURSE FEE $400 for 10 week, 2 hours per week session. Payment plans are available.

Looking for professional help in bringing to life your story for production? Professional development and writing consultation is available with non-union or union writers and producers.  Please contact us for further information. Rates vary greatly depending on credits, and previous distribution of the CEG professional.