The 2nd Edition

Today in Hollywood it's easier to get an agent, producer or studio exec to watch a short film than it is to read a screenplay.

Shorts take less time, and if they're good, they're more fun.

The short has launched the careers of Spielberg, Coppola, Scorsese, and recently South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Billy Bob Thorton (Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade), 405 co-directors and writers Bruce Branit and Jeremy Hunt.

Why not you?

Great Shorts Start the Way Great Features do -- With a Script

  • Learn the differences between feature and short films
  • Discover structural considerations particular to the short
  • Find a strategy for creating the short script you want to share

Writing Short Films starts with the basics and takes you through structural strategies particular to short form filmmaking.

Topics covered:


  • The best shorts are simple though their ideas may be complex
  • The principles for writing a short are the same as a feature, but the rules aren't
  • Shorts can deal with controversial themes mainstream films avoid
  • Conflict must set up immediately
  • Length is important

Get the Story Out of your Head and Down on Paper

Writing Short Films will give you tools to approach your ideas, and help you focus them to begin writing and take the first step toward making your film.

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