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Screenwriting For Rookies

How To Write Your First Screenplay

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If you've ever dreamed of seeing your life story or great idea on the small or big screen, here's your chance to learn how to write your first script. In this course, I'm going to share how to go from idea to screenplay in the next 30-60 days.

I've taught at some of the biggest film festivals and screenwriting conferences in the world, including SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Creative Screenwriting, Moondance and many others. My documentary, Heart, Hunger, Hustle, premiered in 2015 in the Capital City Film Festival and this summer I'll produce at least two television shows.

In this course you'll learn

Essentials of writing a screenplay

Characters and identity

Why conflict is the X factor

How to develop plots and subplots

Proper screenplay format and structure

How to market yourself and your scripts

And much more


Your Instructor


Fran Harris
Fran Harris

Fran Harris has been teaching online since 1998 and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC and many other networks and shows as a life, business & marketing coach. Her clients include solopreneurs, CEOs, non-profits, universities and billion-dollar corporations such as Coca Cola, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo and 3M. Fran also taught in the University of Texas at Austin's award-winning Advertising department, teaching a wide range of courses on advertising, Internet, sales, blogging and much more.

She hosted her own TV series, Home Rules, on HGTV, and is currently a play-by-play announcer for ESPN's family of networks including SEC Network & Longhorn Network. Fran is a former elite basketball player who is an NCAA Champion at The University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Houston Comets' first WNBA Championship team.

She's traveled to more than 30 countries as an athlete, business coach & corporate consultant, and has taught millions virtually and on stages around the globe, on a variety of topics including business, publishing, television, media, marketing, social media, online marketing and yes, sports success.

The author of more than 20 books and over 100 digital products & courses, Fran's also taught screenwriting at some of the world's most prestigious film festivals and conferences including SXSW, Austin Film Festival & Screenwriting Conference, Moondance and Creative Screenwriting. She's sold and optioned her scripts to several independent producers and production companies, including State Street Pictures on the FOX lot.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy so please let us know how we can support you as you write your first script. Because you're getting access to proven education that's resulted in script sales and options, we are not able to offer refunds. If you're not ready to go to the next level with your writing, we recommend not signing up for this course at this time.

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