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Welcome – About Immersion

In this Welcome module, I’ll walk you through the course from a bird’s eye perspective. Today is Day Zero. After reading the introduction materials, you’ll…

The Scriptorium

  Like a monk you will be hand-copying a professional screenplay, at a rate of one page per day. You have one hundred days to…

The Lectorium

You will be reading 20 scripts. This is a fun exercise, but initially it will consume quite a lot of your time. Because people have struggled in…

Script 1

This first script is an easy and fun way into the course. You will read the brilliant, 58-page script of Breaking Bad‘s pilot episode, written…

Script 2

Stallone was offered $350,000 for the rights to this script, but he refused, despite the fact he had only $106 in the bank, no car…

Script 3

The script is the third revision by Harold Ramis, who also directed the movie. Screenwriter Danny Rubin wrote a brilliant book “How To Write Groundhog…

Script 4

This was the first Oscar nominated screenplay for Peter Morgan, who would later receive another one for Frost/Nixon. Morgan is the contemporary master when it…

Warm Up – Copy The Masters

In this module, you will be hand-copying the Master Script, at a rate of two to three pages per day. The Master Script is a…

Script 5

Frozen was the highest grossing animated and musical film of all time, and the 9th highest grossing film ever. It was the first Disney animation…

Script Quiz A (Script #1-5)

You are about to start the first Immersion Script knowledge mini-quiz, with one question for each script you’ve read. You must get 60% in order to pass.…

Wonder – Read Seven Scripts

This will be your joyful discovery journey through a thrilling selection of some of the best scripts ever written. Here is some detail on each…

Script 6

The Matrix is still one of the most amazing sci-fi action films of all time, and now you have the opportunity to find out how much of…

Work Out – Transcribe a Film

After warming up with the copying work and reading the 7 scripts, this is finally going to be your real workout. Reverse Screenwriting emulates the…

Script 7

Brilliant low-budget feature based on Damien Chazelle’s award-winning short, which he shot as a proof-of-concept for this film. If you’re not sure exactly what to…

Script 8

First film to be nominated at the Academy Awards for both Best Picture and Best Animated Feature, and partially inspired by Edith Macefield’s little house in…

Wrap Up – And Write On

Well done. You deserve a medal! This course is no mean feat, and you have brought it to completion. Congratulations are due. In this final…

Script 9

This adaptation of the unproduced stage play “Everybody Comes To Rick’s” started development the day after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, and won the…

Script 10

This movie was written by the screenwriter who famously stated that in Hollywood “Nobody knows anything”. The script is an adaptation from the screenwriter’s own…

A Whole New World

[button size=”default” url=”https://cl.ly/3r2b2o1F0C1E” open_new_tab=”true” text=”Work Sheet” icon=”fa fa-download” type=”default” bottom_margin=””]   Screenwriters are not by nature strong marketeers. They are not the best at selling…

Script Quiz B (Script #6-10)

Ten scripts down! Time to see how much you remember. You must get 60% in order to pass, but you may take it as many…

The 7-Pass Program

This is a unique approach to preparing your screenplay before sending it out into the market. It gives you a methodical program to cover those…

Script 11

Midnight In Paris grossed roughly the equivalent of all Woody Allen’s previous moves combined (50 or so). Can you figure out from reading the script why this…

Script 12

“Exciting, heartbreaking, and sometimes scary”, this story brings us back to 1980s Indiana. It is an homage to ’80s pop culture, channeling the works of…

Spectorium

In this second module of Immersion Screenwriting, you will discover how much you learned during Osmosis. You are not quite ready to write your own…

Script 13

Ridley Scott is best known for his epic visual spectacle blockbusters, and much less for films like this one.  To my taste however, Thelma and…

Script 14

To this day, Avatar is the movie with the highest global box office results in movie history(*). James Cameron will produce three more movies in the Avatar quadrilogy,…

Script 15

Michael Arndt heard Governor Schwarzenegger claim in a speech that there are two types of people: ‘winners and losers.’ Schwarzenegger would never want to be a loser.…