Feature Writing Bootcamp I

Online Workshop

Do you have a great idea for a feature film? Many have great ideas; only few craft them into screenplays. In this workshop, learn screenwriting fundamentals as you develop an original feature film idea. You’ll create a pitch, logline, treatment, outline, and first act. While no previous screenwriting experience is required, please come prepared with ideas for a feature film. Having completed a college-level English course is also recommended.

Take either as a standalone course or continue on with Feature Writing Bootcamp II.

Register by June 21

What you'll need | Instructor | Session info (click here or see sidebar)


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

  • Number of weeks: 4
  • Number of meetings per week: two 2-hour meetings
  • Session dates: 7/6/20-7/30/20
  • Meeting schedule: M/Th: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm CT
  • Tuition: $500

What you'll need at home


  • Computer with

    • Wi-Fi
    • Web cam
    • Microphone

Software / Apps

Nathan Patton is an award-winning screenwriter and former James A. Michener Fellow. His works have been published by McSweeney’s, Speakeasy, and the Malahat Review. His pilot, "redflags," won the 2019 Script Pipeline TV Competition, and his feature script, "Waitress #2," won the 2018 First Look contest and was a Nicholl semifinalist in 2019. He has previously worked as a script reader for Austin Film Festival.