Jan 21 - Mar 21
Screenwriting: Revising Your Feature
Registration is now closed for this session.
Naomi Foner

Course applications are now closed. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 11 at 2pm PT

Revise your feature film screenplay, with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. In this intensive live, eight-week online course, you will rewrite your screenplay through assignments and feedback from small group workshops.

In class sessions, you will examine successful screenplays, gain a deeper understanding of core screenwriting concepts and how they move from script to screen. You will then move into a small group breakout session with a course advisor where you will workshop your writing and those of your peers, and continue to revise your script. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session with your advisor focused on your project. 

By the end of the course, you will: 

  • sharpen your understanding of screenplay structure.
  • hone your major dramatic question.
  • refine the world and tone for your screenplay.
  • further develop your characters, their dramatic problems, and antagonists.
  • sharpen your dialogue.
  • learn how to give notes to your peers and process notes from your peers and advisors.
  • understand how to approach a rewrite.

This course is ideal for:

  • writers who have completed a draft of their feature-length screenplay and are looking for guidance from other writers and/or experienced screenwriters in revising their screenplay.
  • writers who have completed a full draft of their feature-length screenplay and want to receive more formal education about screenwriting and/or want to take their work into a workshop setting.

Course enrollment is approximately 36 participants, with a participant-to-advisor ratio of nine-to-one. To apply, you should have completed a draft of the screenplay you plan to work on in the course.


The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

  • DURATION: Eight weeks, January 21 - March 21
  • SCHEDULE: Thursday, 9am - 11:30am PT
    • Extended first class session: Thursday, January 21, 9am - 12:00pm PT
    • No class: Thursday, January 28
    • Extended last class session: Thursday, March 11, 9am - 12:00pm PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between Mar 15-21
Naomi Foner has spent her career as a screenwriter exploring the exquisite complications of family. She was nominated for an Academy Award and received the PEN West and Golden Globe Awards for her original screenplay RUNNING ON EMPTY, starring River Phoenix and directed by Sidney Lumet. Agricultural Fair. more...
Straddling the studio and indie worlds as a creative producer and story consultant, Simone has a particular interest in supporting diverse voices and filmmakers behind and in front of the camera. Producing credits include Aurora Guerrero’s Spirit Award-nominated MOSQUITA Y MARI, and Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s THEY, an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for a Queer Palm and Camera d’Or. A member of the Producers Guild of America, MPEG, and BAFTA/LA, she sits on BAFTA’s New Talent and Scholarship Committee. A TAP (Transatlantic Partners), Film Independent Fast Track, Tribeca TFI Network, Independent Film Forum No Borders Fellow, and WIF/Sundance Fellow, she is a Fulbright Scholar with Masters degrees from the University of Oxford and Stanford University. An advisor for Sundance Collab’s Producing and Screenwriting courses, and an Outreach Consultant for the Sundance Institute, she has additionally been a facilitator for Cine Qua Non’s Script Revision Lab, and is a Senior Lecturer and Creative Mentor at the American Film Institute Conservatory. more...
Peter Biegen is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, film maker and wanna-be alchemist. He co-wrote the screenplay THE LAST LULLABY (with Max Allan Collins) and wrote and directed the short film CEREMONIES OF THE HORSEMAN (starring Richard Schiff and Josh Zuckerman). more...
Born in Taiwan, Weiko immigrated to Los Angeles when he was eight years old. A finalist of AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship, recipient of a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist, he earned his MFA in Film and TV - Screenwriting and B.A. in English - Creative Writing at UCLA. more...

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