From Idea To Screen: Screenwriting Made Simple

Jennifer Sparkman, Filmmaker

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5 Videos (23m)
    • 3 Act Structure

    • Character Development in Genre's

    • Tips in Rewriting

    • Tips on Shooting your Scene

    • Script to Screen Scene


About This Class

You will go through the fundamentals of writing a screenplay. Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting out this class won't go over your head in understanding basics topics. 

Different genres will also be discussed. Such as what makes a good fantasy idea or what is a good way to not make your romantic comedy be like all the rest.

Peer feedback will be essential in this class. By responding to other's projects you are helping create lovely stories. Over the course I will be reading and critiquing a handful of scenes. Then I will respond on the message boards with my thoughts so everyone can grow and learn from a mistake if they find something similar in their script they can fix. 

You will also go through the steps of finishing your draft and shooting a short piece of it for marketing. There will be encouragement and support in doing this part. Also a basic demonstration and example on how easy it could be done. 

All who complete this will have a ready script to pitch and to market to potential buyers. This class can't promise a writing deal or anything else except the knowledge of feedback and the responsibility to structure. 

All rules can be broken. If your script idea defies natural gravity, it can still fit inside this class.







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Jennifer Sparkman


I've been writing for seven years. Whether it's been screenplays, doc screenwriting or staged plays I've written it all. Throughout my journey as a writer I have also received a mentorship with a playwright to workshop a play that eventually went onto a blackbox stage.

When I'm not writing scripts I'm directing or editing short and feature stories. You can check out my first feature documentary I've directed at The trailer is posted on the site. 

I've also created an online magazine that is always accepting submissions at