In spring 2021 I was awarded a sabbatical to study and execute the writing of a screenplay. As part of that experience I have found many learning resources for screenwriters.
My collection of resources for screenwriters includes podcasts, coaching programs, scripts, writing references and competitions.
The Screenwriting Life – Hosted by Meg LeFauve and Lorian McKenna
Script Notes – Hosted by John August and Craig Mazun
SCREENWRITING COACHING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Rocaberti Writers Retreat – Weeklong writers’ retreats in European castles.
Screencraft Writers Summit – Three day screenwriters’ conference (virtual in 2021).
Screencraft – Seminars, webinars, competitions and consultants.
Roadmap Writers – Seminars, webinars, coaching with an emphasis on getting writers repped.
Blacklist Programs – Labs, workshops and residencies for emerging and underrepresented writers.
Sundance Screenwriters Lab – Five day intensive workshop for developing first or second film screenplay.
Sundance Screenwriters Intensive – Two day workshop for first time filmmakers from underrepresented communities.
The HartChart Screenwriting Masterclass – James V. Hart’s multipart video masterclass on his HartChart character and story structure method.
Blacklist Script Archive – Downloadable archive of 100+ scripts from the last 10 years.
The Script Lab Screenplay Database – Downloadable
John August’s Screenplay Library – Viewable scripts written by John August and Craig Mazin.
Screenwriting Resources from Final Draft – Screenwriting tutorials and articles.
The Script Lab – Writing tips.
The WGA Registry – Document your work in the WGA Registry.
Screencraft Writing Competitions – Genre focused writing competitions.
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting – Screenwriting competition sponsored by the Motion Picture Academy.
Austin Film Festival: Screenplay and Teleplay Competition – All entrees receive feedback, additional feedback for screenplays selected for the second round.
The Script Lab Screenplay Contest – FREE competition, with feedback for a small fee.