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 25+ features for clients in under 2 years.

8 VIDEO TRAINING MODULES

DETAILED DIGITAL GUIDES

PERSONALIZED MENTORING

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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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.

 

You can also opt-in to have a 1-hour story-consultation call with her each week. During this call, you can discuss questions about the program, issues you're having with your screenplay, or use her as a sounding board for ideas. 

 

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

 

BASIC PACKAGE

$350

INCLUDES:

  • All program videos & guides

  • Weekly written feedback

  • A FREE Analysis of your first draft

PREMIUM PACKAGE

$550

INCLUDES:

  • All program videos & guides

  • Weekly written feedback

  • 15 min - 1hr consultation call (weekly)

  • A FREE Analysis of your first draft

2019 SESSIONS

SESSION #1:

January 7, 2019 - March 1, 2019

SESSION #2:

April 1, 2019 - May 24, 2019

SESSION #3:

September 30, 2019 - November 22, 2019

ON-GOING PROGRAM OPTIONS:

BASIC PACKAGE:

Includes unlimited access to all program materials

Sometimes, life happens. Sometimes, our program dates don't line up with your availability. We get it. This version of our program allows you to take it at your own pace, at a discounted rate.

It includes:

- Unlimited access to all program video modules

- All program worksheets & guides

- 30% off all consultation calls

- A 5+ page analysis upon completion (only available in the Premium Package)

It does not include weekly feedback sessions

PREMIUM PACKAGE:

Includes unlimited access to all program materials & a 5+ page analysis of your screenplay upon completion