Today is an exciting day for us: We’ve launched two self-led online courses that are, for the first time, accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world!
No selection process, no geographical limitation and an affordable price, especially during this launch.
Unlike our workshops, these online courses don’t include a live element (Q&A sessions, group work, one-to-one meetings on projects) as standard, but these options are available for groups or teams of five participants or more, along with cohort enrolment. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss this.
To make the most of the online delivery, we’re using a bespoke learning platform offering advanced online presentation tools to deliver a unique, engaging experience:
- Training content clearly organised into separate modules, each one divided into short topics.
- English subtitles and transcripts for each training video to make them more accessible to a wider audience.
- Intuitive course player with options to change the speed of the videos and their resolution.
- Interactive quizzes with instant feedback to find out how you’re doing and which topic you might want to revisit.
- Optional game for those who find a bit of competitive fun motivating and entertaining!
‘Screenwriting Unchained – Advanced Development‘ closely follows Emmanuel Oberg‘s book and Advanced Development Workshop. The first three modules of this course, released today, offer an introduction to the Story-Type Method.
This introduction on its own offers a lively presentation of the core aspects of the method. It also works well for those who attended the Advanced Development Workshop or read “Screenwriting Unchained” a while ago and need a refresher before an add-on workshop or course, such as the one on TV Series.
It costs $297 and requires no preparation. We’re offering 50% off during this launch (discount code SPRING2021), until the 16th of April 2021. This is when the Spring intake for this course closes. The course itself will run from the 17th of April to the 30th of April.
The second course released today, “Writing a Successful TV Series“, is an adaptation of Emmanuel’s workshop and upcoming book on TV Series.
It includes over ten hours of training content organised in eight training modules and offers an optional “Writers’ Room Game” that tracks the progression of a writer in a virtual writers’ room, from writers’ PA to showrunner.
It costs $997 and requires at least two weeks of preparation. This is an add-on course, so participants are expected to have either attended the Advanced Development Workshop or read “Screenwriting Unchained“. To help with preparation, the first three modules of the course “Screenwriting Unchained – Advanced Development Course” is currently included at no extra cost with “Writing a Successful TV Series“.
We’re also offering 50% off during this launch (discount code SPRING2021), until the 16th of April 2021. This is when the Spring intake for this course closes. The course itself will run from the 1st of May to the 14th of May 2021.
What People Say
We’ve been running these courses for closed groups over the last few months both with and without a live element and the feedback has been phenomenal!
The course had more jaw-dropping moments than Game of Thrones.
Very thorough understanding of the inner workings of our craft.
If you are going to do one TV writing course, do this one.
Meticulously designed to make every bit of information comprehensible and enjoyable!
A liberating revelation
The TV Series-course takes the same thoughts and applies them on ideas and stories (and storylines) that are meant to last for a whole season (or in some cases several seasons). So far I haven’t come across a take on story structure that has been as helpful and useful as this one. (Ok, Aristotle, but that’s where we all start.)
Oberg has certainly shared some nifty moves
“True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.”
It remains to be seen if I will be a good writer after this course, but Emmanuel Oberg has certainly shared some nifty moves (NB tools, not rules) that I am sure will offer, if not “true ease in writing” then certainly a better understanding of the craft.
Inspiring and educational course
Excellent, insightful and practical
Thoroughly recommend this inspirational and practical course
A Toolbox Filled to Bursting
A superb and refreshing online course!
Brilliant step by step guide in how to design a TV series
Emmanuel broke down the elements into fresh, manageable parts, posed all the right questions, explained their importance and challenged me to think more deeply about the ultimate question‘ – What’s really at stake ?. It really opened my eyes to both the flaws and opportunities in my project.
In terms of the online course. As someone with patchy or no WiFi during the days allocated to the workshops with Emmanuel, I had to speed watch whenever I got a chance. I found it overwhelming so I would recommend taking your time with his excellent video instructions and rewatching the videos again and again before taking the tests.
I would strongly recommend that you buy his book Screenwriting Unchained. It compliments the course and helps you to make sense of the large body information provided online.
A fabulous insight into the structure of TV Series
Easy to grasp and use in relation to your own work
Helping me to understand and appreciate the stories I want to tell.
Sign up for his course today; you won’t regret it.
Sign up for his course today; you won’t regret it. Emmanuel’s passion for storytelling throughout the course was infectious from the get go. Having such an engaging tutor was a huge help to me in bringing my own stories to life.
Sign up for his course today; you won’t regret it.
Fantastic and in-depth course on the fundamentals of story and structure
It makes so much sense!
Thought provoking and practical
Great self-learning experience
A deep dive into story structure
Excellent course for those who work with story
Creating a common toolbox for writers working together
A brilliant and comprehensive one stop shop
A great course
An engaging masterclass in storytelling
A wonderful opportunity!
An insightful, clarifying and fun workshop!
A great tool box to find your own approach
This is the way to go!
An extraordinary course!
The right kind of teacher for inherently creative people.
A stimulating and inspiring course.
I’m itching to write. I can think of no higher praise.
This is the update for story on screen. If you are a writer, an editor, a producer or a commissioner, you need to do this course. Every project you work on will be better – fact!
I’ve been writing and editing for ten years, and I’ve done lots of different courses over the last decade, but this has completely revolutionized the way I think about my writing and the structure of story.
Not only is the Story Type Method enlightening, it’s as creative and fluid as the writing process itself. And it puts the audience at the heart of the discussion. Not in a slavish way that suggests pandering to the market or duplicating previously successful formulas, but in showing the best way to make the story you want to tell enjoyable for the different audiences that are out there.
I found this course inspiring and encouraging. Gone is the sense of dread that can accompany sitting down to tackle a scene or a treatment – I’m itching to write. I can think of no higher praise. [Advanced Development Workshop for Creative Europe Galway]