How to Write a Screenplay

Online Camp

Do you have the next great Netflix idea? A premise for a new Pixar movie? Are you a born storyteller? How to Write a Screenplay is a 2-week writing camp for ages 11-13 that helps you hone your storytelling skills. Students learn the foundations of great storytelling and develop their own original idea into a short movie script. From screenwriting camp to the Academy Awards!

Register by July 10

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This workshop combines scheduled real-time virtual class meetings via Zoom, asynchronous material, and independent work.

  • Ages: 11–13 yrs.
  • Number of weeks: 2
  • Session dates: 7/20/20-7/31/20
  • Meeting schedule: M-F: 10 am–3:30 pm (with breaks)
  • Tuition: $440


Meets Monday–Friday, between 10 am and 3:30 pm CT:

  • 10 am–12 pm CT– Morning Meeting via Zoom
  • 12 pm–2 pm CT– Independent Work Time
  • 2 pm–3:30 pm CT – Afternoon Check-in via Zoom

What you'll need at home


  • Computer with

    • Wi-Fi
    • Web cam
    • Microphone

Software / Apps

  • Word processing software. Some suggestions:
    • Google docs
    • Microsoft Word
    • Pages
  • Scriptwriting software (optional). Some suggestions:
  • Zoom (free virtual conferencing app)

Hayley Daniels is an MFA Screenwriting student at the University of Texas at Austin, and writes sitcoms and teen comedy features. She performs improv comedy with her team SwitchBlade at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, Texas. Hayley grew up in Virginia, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in Creative Writing from William and Mary, and trained in sketch and improv comedy at the Push Comedy Theater. For 3 years, Hayley served as a theatre teacher for pre-teens and teens at Newport News Public Schools.