SCREENWRITING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Using a combination of video tutorials, written guides and personalized weekly feedback, our C.E.O. will guide you through an easy and effective step-by-step method that has allowed her to write 50+ features for clients since Script Society's inception in 2015.
8 VIDEO TRAINING MODULES
DETAILED DIGITAL GUIDES
1 video per week to guide you
through the course material
Tons of guides & worksheets
to expand on the videos
Feedback every week & the option
of having story consultation calls.
Script Society’s Mentorship Program with Kate Niemuller far exceeded my expectations. Her insights guided me to consider deep structure, more complex characters, a resonant theme, and sound plot foundation. With patience, perception, and encouragement, she shared her knowledge and experience that helped develop my first draft’s dramatic promise and emotional core. I resoundingly applaud her unique skills and par excellence quality of this program.
Alicia Lyon | Screenwriter
During this program, we will work to develop your idea into a screenplay. Weekly assignments & feedback is designed to keep you on track while ensuring you write the strongest first draft you can. Below is a week-by-week overview of this program.
WEEK ZERO: PREPARING
After you enroll you will be sent your login information as well as our "Starter Pack" to ensure you have everything you need to accomplish the program.
WEEK ONE: IDEA
The first week of this program focuses on developing an idea. We will be determining the main conflict, genre, theme, protagonist, setting & target audience of your screenplay. Then, we will use that information to create a mock logline.
WEEK TWO: CHARACTERS & SETTING
During the second week of this program, we will focus on developing your characters and the setting of your screenplay. We will then write up bios for each one.
WEEK THREE: BEAT SHEET
The third week is all about structure. Using the information gathered in weeks 1 & 2, this week we will establish the key beats of your screenplay by creating a "Beat Sheet".
WEEK FOUR: TREATMENT
This week we will expand on the beat sheet created in week 3, transforming it into a detailed treatment of your screenplay. In order to do this, we will discuss scene and sequence structure.
WEEK FIVE: ACT ONE
This week you will write the first act of your screenplay. Our program will focus on formatting, software options and techniques to ensure a strong first act.
WEEK SIX: ACT TWO I
This week you will write the first half of your second act. Our program will focus on methods to avoid/beat writer's block and more techniques to help your writing efforts.
WEEK SEVEN: ACT TWO II
This week you will write the second half of your second act. Our program will focus on the dangers of editing as you write as well as the "rush to the climax" and how to write this sequence effectively without skipping vital details.
WEEK EIGHT: ACT THREE
This week you will write the final act of your screenplay. Our program will focus on what do to once you have a first draft complete (from feedback to festivals).
The Screenwriting Mentorship Program exceeded my expectations. It improved my screenwriting ability and gave me an impetus that was missing in my writing. Kate Niemuller is amazing with her commitment and feedback that is honest and helpful. She tells you what works and why, what does not work and why, and then gives examples that spur you in the right direction. Always helpful, never demeaning, Kate has a deep understanding of your story and helps you present it in a clear, organized, exciting way. I highly recommend this course and I have signed up for her “Master the Rewrite” course. Have fun with your script!
Carol McKay | Screenwriter
This online screenwriting course is not like others.
In Script Society's Screenwriting Mentorship Program you get feedback on your assignments every week from our C.E.O., Kate Niemuller. This feedback ensures that you are on the right track as you write your first draft.
Mentoring like this is valuable.
Kate has helped writers get their screenplays requested & optioned by producers and do very well in reputable screenwriting competitions and festivals (Cannes & Nicholl Fellowship). Her clients credit her with helping them improve their writing ability. Now, she wants to do the same thing for you.
I had been procrastinating writing a feature script for the longest time. When I saw the script workshop offered by Script Society, I immediately jumped on it for two reasons - Cost and Weekly feedback. The moment I signed up, the pressure was on me to deliver the weekly assignments on time for feedback. Kate's feedback includes potential issues and options to resolve those. But the greatest feature of this workshop is that feedback is not one way. You can go back to Kate with alternate solutions and you get feedback on those too. Frankly, the value offered here is unmatched by any others out there. Just commit to the weekly assignments and you will come out with a script on the other end.
Ray Raghavan | Screenwriter
All program videos & guides
Weekly written feedback
A FREE Analysis of your first draft
Take at your leisure!
All program videos & guides
January 4, 2021- February 28, 2021
October 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
What is your refund policy?
Once you enroll in our Screenwriting Mentorship Program, we are expecting you to follow through with the program, schedule and guidelines. We do not offer refunds if you are unable to complete the course within the scheduled 8 weeks. If you wish to take it again to continue where you left off, you will have to pay the course fee again. We do offer discounts for returning students (see returning students question below).
What kind of feedback will I be getting on my work?
You can expect written feedback (generally around a page long) every week. Occasionally, our instructor may also make direct changes to your working file (fixing grammar, formatting errors, phrasing...etc.). Those changes will always be marked so they are obvious.
What is the benefit of the story consultation calls?
What if I can't stick to the schedule? Will I lose access to the material?
What if I want to work faster than the program allows? Eight weeks seems like a long time.
If you are writing a first draft, we highly recommend that you stick to the recommended schedule in order to make sure you are properly developing all elements of your screenplay before you start writing (this will help to minimize writer's block!). However, if you are taking this course and have already written a draft of your screenplay, there is a possibility that you can progress at a faster rate (assuming you have done character, setting and plot development work in the past). Contact us explaining your situation and we can let you know.
I'm a returning student. Do I have to pay full price to take the program again?
I'm glad you found the program to be helpful! You do not have to pay the full price again. You will receive a 25% discount on which ever program you choose (basic or premium). This cannot be applied with any existing promotion.
Why does this program only cover the writing of a first (or single) draft?
I couldn't complete my session. Why do I have to pay to transfer to the next session?
Due to the hands-on and deadline oriented nature of this program, we can only accept so many students per session. If we allowed students who were unable to finish their session to transfer to the next session for free, we would be giving up the spot of a paying student.