Work One on One with Mr. Osborn or another Hollywood Pro + Video Workshop
+ Live Sessions with Ron
Short film or Feature-length, you’ll learn how to set your story up and how to bring it home, whether you’re writing drama, action, comedy, or high concept.
Think like a screenwriter, work on your tone, and develop your idea with in-depth training and step-by-step instruction.
Poorly formatted scripts, typos, and other errors tell the coverage reader that your work lacks professionalism. Fail at delivering a correctly formatted, typo-free script and it’s going straight in the trash bin.
Once written, get ready to pitch your screenplay to the agents, producers, and Hollywood execs who can get your movie made.
The Art, Craft, and Business of Screenwriting
Hollywood and the film world runs by its own rules, its own internal logic. Knowing that logic and what’s expected of you and your script is valuable information that empowers you to craft compelling stories that bust through the same old stuff. Write well and you’ll have a stronger chance of getting moved up the food chain of the movie-making world.
See how Aristotle, Joseph Campbell, and Pixar are all driving for the same narrative goals. Learn how to think like a screenwriter, hone your own unique voice, and surpass the expectations of the “various masters” your screenplay must serve to succeed. Develop your own idea with in-depth, step-by-step instruction on how to take it from an inkling to the springboard of a captivating adventure and beyond.
“This was truly a great experience as a stepping point into the film world for me! Radio Film Film Institute provided me the best mentor and academic facilitator that really helped pushed me towards my goals”
“Film connection delivered on its promise - offers a real connection and relationship with a seasoned mentor and helps you get your feet into the industry and supports you on the journey.”
Ron Osborn’s movies have grossed nearly $500 million worldwide and his television writing has earned him Emmy nominations during the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. He’s written for television staples like Mork and Mindy, Night Court, Moonlighting, The West Wing, and Beauty and The Beast. Osborn has written pilots for every major broadcast network as well as cable heavyweights HBO, Showtime, FX, MTV, Lifetime, ABC Family, and Disney.
His ability to find success in feature-length films, 30-minute comedies, and hour-long dramas has him uniquely situated to work with your ideas. Rom-coms, political dramas, slapstick comedies, and even animated work, as the co-creator, executive producer, and head writer for Duckman, an adult animated comedy that ran on the USA Network for four seasons. If you have a genre, theme, or a chosen media, Osborn has the experience to guide you towards a finished product and the knowhow it takes to build a thriving career.
He taught Michael Bay and Zach Snyder.
He sold scripts to Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and Showtime.
He developed film projects with Speilberg, Ron Howard, and George Lucas.
He has sold screenplays to Disney, MTV, and Universal
You can mentor with him one-on-one
right now. Let’s turn ‘he’ into ‘you’.
The Film Connection created these screenwriting classes online to give access to anyone, anywhere. Why move hundreds—or thousands—of miles when you can take a masterclass screenwriting course without leaving your home?
Gain an in-depth, foundational understanding of how to write screenplays which ignite the reader’s imagination and transport them to the world of the movie you’ve written. Week by week, Film Connection shows you how to go from concept to the actual nuts and bolts creation of a valuable, well-developed product that delivers.
Learn from screenwriter Ron Osborn (Meet Joe Black, The West Wing, Duckman). Get in-depth insider information, instruction, and tips gleaned over 30 years in the business as a writer of film and television.
Take the 12-week online workshop with Ron Osborn and learn the foundational aspects of writing a killer script while you take your own film idea(s) from inkling to logline to Three Act Structure. During the lecture series, get direct, one-on-one instruction from a professional screenwriter who mentors and guides you through writing your own screenplay. Enrich your understanding, avoid the pitfalls of writing, and take that script from concept to completion with unsurpassed guidance and instruction from a pro.
$2,500 (w/ Mentor)
+ Live Sessions with Ron
Learn the insider secrets of how professional screenwriters come up with the idea, develop characters, and write compelling movies through honing the three-act structure. The 12-week online lecture series will set the stage for you to write a screenplay that moves and engages the reader. Upon completion of the series, continue with the writing and development of your screenplay on your own.
ACCESS ANY TIME
After an introduction to the coursework, we’ll discuss finding your voice, dedicating time to writing your screenplay, and the realities of scriptwriting. Namely, how to get your script past the gatekeepers.
You’ll learn how to write a narrative, develop your characters, and establish conflict during the first three weeks of the workshop. We’ll discuss the key elements all screenplays should have.
Learning how “narrative springboards” can jumpstart the creative process, taking in the world around you as inspiration, and using prompts. Creating an original work or adapting existing material (fair use and public domain works will be discussed).
The importance of a three-act structure, the differences between structure and plot, and specific needs for each act. How to grab the reader in the first 10 pages and bring it all together in the end.
The theme should inform most of the decisions you make when it comes to writing your script. Your theme will keep the story consistent and on point.
The anatomy and needs of a scene and how scenes link together to form sequences. Moving the plot forward, building tension, and the importance of scene pacing will be covered.
There are many ways to craft your characters. Poorly should not be one of them. You’ll learn how to build your characters and how they become the force of your screenplay.
This lesson looks into the elements that allow characters to express themselves via text and subtext. How exposition helps set a scene and move the story along will also be covered.
Who is telling the story, where are they coming from, and how they are emotionally connected to the story. From an omniscient point of view to unreliable narrators, you’ll learn how best to establish the storyteller.
Celebrated British thespian Edmund Kean allegedly coined the phrase “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” Learn the differences between writing for comedy and drama and why the two aren’t as disparate as you might think.
What genre is and isn’t, its identifiable tropes, and a breakdown of genres and sub-genres. How the market factors in writing and balancing the expectations of the audience while remaining true to your voice.
Learn how to properly format your screenplay. Remember the gatekeepers? If your screenplay isn’t properly formatted - font face and size, margins, etc. - it will NEVER get read. Don’t give them any reason to dump your story before.
At the end of this mentor-led course, you’ll be able to present a finished, formatted screenplay to an agent, producer, director, and other filmmaking decision-makers. With Film Connection screenwriting classes online, you’ll learn to avoid the pitfalls that discourage, and frankly, stump so many writers. And when you finish shopping this project around, you’ll have the tools to start in on the sequel - or whatever other movie you have in mind.
Do you think there’s value in learning one-on-one? Our 12-week screenwriting workshop is a video lecture series available online. If you want, you can also work directly, one-on-one with Ron Osborn and other working Hollywood Screenwriters with major credits. They will mentor you in a direct, step-by-step manner. That way, when you have that one burning question, all you have to do is ask to get actionable advice you can put to use immediately.