"My ProSeries script has been optioned! We took a meeting with a director with great feature credits, and he picked it up yesterday. Our agents are hammering out the details of the contract."
"Of the two scripts I worked on in your classes, one won a contest and the other was optioned. I SWEAR by these classes!"
"I am an optioned writer with an agent, and I have found this experience so far to be invaluable. To have the opportunity every day to stretch my creativity, learn a new skill or improve an old one, is an amazing experience."
Louisa J. Mawson
"My screenwriting has improved over 200%. If you are really serious about improving your screenwriting, really committed to becoming a screenwriter and hungry to be the best that you can be, there is no better program."
The IF Awards
"A wonderful course. More useful than the books I've read, the seminars I've been to, and the conferences I've attended. The difference in my writing has been phenomenal."
"Your classes have gifted me with the knowledge and credibility to take meetings which led to my work being read by top agents and producers in Hollywood.."
Five months of intensive breakthroughs! This class is open to experienced screenwriters who are committed to doing whatever it takes to have their script create buzz in Hollywood and SELL!
You'll go through the entire ScriptForSale.com
course catalog plus get two extra courses only offered in the
Pro Series -- Outlining and Plotting and First Ten Pages.
Pushing the Envelope
This class is all about one thing -- having your writing be extra- ordinary. It assumes that you already understand screenwriting and now the job is to make your writing captivating. This class includes examples from the show, "LOST".
ending is the second most important part of your script, so it
needs to be great! In this class you'll learn what makes a great
ending, how to structure your third act so that every page increases
the emotion, and how to write final pages and parting words that
will create the buzz you need to get your script sold and make
movie a box office success.
Writing up to par, but unable to catch the attention of producers
and agents? Your problem may very well be in your Concept. This
class takes you through the process the big-money-makers use to
create amazing High Concepts.
Fresh & Edgy
In this class, we'll demystify the process of
writing both fresh and edgy scripts. This could be the class that
takes your writing to a whole new
level...and help you discover a side to your writing you never
What is one of the main keys that identifies
your writing as professional or not? -- Subtext. In this class,
learn to design subtext into your plots, scenes, characters, action
and dialogue including the famous subtext pointers.
DIALOGUE is about taking the best dialogue you've ever
written and making it so much better that people who read it
just love it. In the course, we'll work with high-level dialogue
techniques that give you the power to write unique dialogue
that feels natural,
but delivers on multiple levels, get a set of techniques for
rewriting the dialogue of any script and improving it dramatically
new techniques for drawing out the best dialogue from your characters.
Writing For Screenplays
say "sex sells," but
in the movie business, many readers, producers, actors enjoy
good comedy more than sex in screenplays. No
matter what genre you write, it can benefit by writing better
humor. In this class, we analyze
successful comedy movies and work with proven techniques to
create comedy concepts, humorous characters, physical humor,
and funny lines.
Marketing Your Screenplay
An 11-day course (divided into two parts) that will give
you an overall understanding of how to take your script through
the marketing process with as little frustration and as much
success as possible.By
the end of this program, you'll have well written marketing materials
for your screenplay and the knowledge of what to do to
get your script into the hands of buyers out there.
ProSeries Rewrite Class
Take your script through an 18 STEP REWRITE
that will elevate the QUALITY FROM THE CORE of the story and continue
to improve the script down to the very last word. This class is
specifically designed to help you win screenplay contests and
improve your script.
"I rewrote an existing script and optioned it after taking your High Concept and Revealing Subtext classes."
"I've taken all of Hal's courses and went from a mainstream writer to a working writer in a very short time. I've been hired to write and rewrite two scripts. Producers I know cannot believe how rich and interesting my characters are and how powerful my scripts have become."
Staff writer on TV series
"As a result of Hal's Marketing class, I contacted and pitched to Indie producers with confidence and generated immediate interest that LED TO A SALE."
"I got this amazing literary agent and wrote this book after doing a bunch of work with Hal, and absolutely credit him with helping me rise to a new level of professionalism."
You Call the Shots
"After reading the script that I wrote in the ProSeries, a producer was so impressed that she immediately asked me to write a story she'd wanted to tell for years. We have developed a great relationship and I am currently working with her on the project."
"Without doubt, this is the best script I've ever written. Hal, you've delivered on every promise to raise my level of proficiency. Taking a chance on this course was the best career decision I've ever made. Thank you, thank you, thank you..."