Introduction to Screenwriting for Short Films

James Franco, Actor, Director, Writer and Producer

16 Videos (1h 36m)
  • Screenwriting with James Franco

    • Trailer

      01:18
    • Storytelling: Communicating a Narrative

      06:59
    • Storytelling: Creative License

      04:09
    • Storytelling: Finding Inspiration from Adaptation

      07:50
    • Storytelling: Your Screenwriting Project

      JamesFranco_Skillshare_Project_Brief.pdf
      07:43
    • Impact Through Narrative: Delivering Impact

      06:10
    • Impact Through Narrative: Dialogue

      04:01
    • Impact Through Narrative: Screenwriting as a Collaborative Medium

      04:10
    • The Details: Building Your Budget

      Tips for Keeping Budget Low.pdf
      09:42
    • The Details: Building Your Crew

      05:41
    • The Details: Timeline

      02:54
    • The Details: Software & Formatting

      Tips for Screenplay Formatting.pdf
      Screenwriting Software Recommendations.pdf
      05:02
    • Pitching: Writing a Logline

      08:19
    • Pitching: Drafting a Treatment

      Tips for Drafting Your Treatment.pdf
      05:59
    • Pitching: The Pitch

      06:20
    • Pitching: Ask Yourself This

      09:12

About This Class

I’ve been involved in the world of film since 2007 - acting, directing, producing, writing and teaching. In 2005 I started Rabbit Bandini Productions with my former acting school classmate, Vince Jolivette. Together we’ve produced upwards of 40 films, running the gamut from dramas to comedies; feature-length films to shorts. Education has played an increasingly important part i... Read More

James Franco, Actor, Director, Writer and Producer

James Franco is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author. He began his career on Freaks and Geeks and received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the biographical film James Dean. Notable film credits include Oz, The G... Read More