Start Your Screenplay

Regular $105.00
Member $94.50
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Play- and Screenwriting
Open to All Levels
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
Single Session
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Are you having trouble starting or following through with your screenplay? Do you need a structured environment to get you started? In this class, students will have an opportunity to learn the art form of screenwriting, learning aspects of craft as we generate work in class while sharing and receiving feedback from their peers and teaching artist. We’ll generate an outline of a first draft together, proceed to starting a first draft, and end class with resources to help you as you continue to finish your screenplay. There will be ample time during class to write. Please bring your movie idea to class, as this will be the basis for your outline that we'll be working on.

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Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.