Screenwriting Q&A: becoming a professional

Screenwriting Q&A: becoming a professional

Treatments. Agents. ‘The Industry’. These can be daunting words for a budding screenwriter, but things you need to get to grips with to progress. John Yorke Story tutors chat with students about getting their treatments just right, how to introduce themselves to agents, and the benefits of knowing a friend of a friend of a friend.

Write Advice: getting your script noticed

Write Advice: getting your script noticed

Feel like you’ve written the next Citizen Kane, but no one seems to care? In the second of our Q&A sessions, students on John Yorke’s Story for Screenwriting online course ask their tutors for inside information on how to get their work noticed, the pitfalls of writing something that seems that little bit too familiar, and why you should stay on your script editor’s good side.

Perfect the structure of your script

Perfect the structure of your script

How many times have you begun a script with dreams of grandeur, only for it to peter out, and end up half written with no direction? In the first of two Q&A sessions, students taking John Yorke’s Storytelling for Screen online course talk to tutor, director and editor David Roden about the importance of script structure, the necessity of passion, and Jackie Collins’ secret to success.