The ultimate Toolbox
SCREENWRITING CRAFT: The Ultimate Toolbox
Level up your screenwriting craft skills. Train to be a smarter, stronger, more prolific screenwriter.
This is 10 week lecture-based class breaking down advanced screenwriting craft tools.
Never stare at your script without knowing how to approach rewriting your script again. Finish your scripts sooner by understanding how and when to use these tools.
Avoid writing an average script by following all the other algorithms and paint-by-number systems that have been circulating for years.
Develop working definitions and approaches to story, character, dialogue, structure, action, theme, etc. built from Jess' research in psychology, evolutionary neuroscience, and behavioral economics.
These tools are broken down to be most effective for the psychology of a writer writing a script. Not an academic analysis of completed scripts. These tools work with your brain not against it.
Discover how and why story works the way it does by learning not just about the psychology of your own creativity but the psychology of your characters, your readers, your audience, and producers.
Discover the truth behind bad generic notes like "up the stakes" and your character isn't "likable" and understand exactly how to address the note without losing your artistry!
Learn tools that you can apply to every script you write throughout your career.
FALL 2021 - SOLD OUT
WINTER/SPRING 2022 - Registration not yet open
This class does not include workshopping or sharing of pages. If you want feedback on your script please join the Alchemy workshop or Mentorship.
This class averages 20 writers.
Early registration $315
Late Registration $455
"I learned more in one session with Jess than I did in four years of NYU film school."
- Jenna, NYU Graduate 2020
"Never before have I felt so safe sharing my work. Jess curates the feedback in such an amazing way! No egos or attitude. Every thing said about my work was helpful and enlightening!"
- Amber, filmmaker 2019
"Jess' approach is beyond anything I have ever experienced from a class or in any writers room. I always need to know the science behind things and knowing that all her techniques stem from neuroscience and psychology -- it just works."
- Kevin, TV Writer 2020
"In ten pages and one hour Jess broke open my story and transformed my structure. She saved me eight months of rewriting! Thank you!"
- Celeste, Screenwriter 2019
"Jess's classes and meditations have gotten me through some very severe blocks. These are professional-grade tools that short circuit the fear, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism that stands in the way of you doing your best work. I rely on them regularly! "
- Carly Wray, Writer/Producer - MADMEN, MINDHUNTER, WESTWORLD