YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SCREENWRITER
The glow of the cinema attracted you from a young age and bit you with the bug that so many of us are afflicted with. You've read books and screenplays to try to master the craft but you can never seem to get past act one.
You constantly go back and rewrite the script before you move on to the next act, and because of that, you have a drawer full of half-finished scripts.
This course will teach you everything you need to know to go from complete novice to completed screenplay within 30 days.
There's a way to master your craft, finish your screenplay and obtain your dreams.
I was just like you when I first started, and I desperately wanted a course like this to walk me through the steps I needed to finish a screenplay that was worth reading. I read every book on screenwriting, watched every film in AFI's Top 100 list, and I tried to meet new people in the industry like crazy.
I felt like I was pounding my head against a brick wall, hoping for a crack to appear. But it never did.
Where does a screenwriter even start?
That's what I will teach you in this course.
An Assortment of Films Written and Directed by Ty Leisher
In 2011, my producing partner and I decided it was time to make the leap and produce our first film. We laid the ground work and put in long hours and late nights failing in many ways but getting one thing right, we were producing a film.
In 2017, after many years of battling depression and writer's block, I got back on track and set my mind to producing another feature film. This time we wanted to go bigger, something we could sell.
I set out with my producing partners and co-writer to create a horror screenplay in less than 3 months, all with an under-one year-old baby.
I went from wishing I could make a film...
TO ACTUALLY MAKING ONE.
Yeah. That's me and the Exit 44 Entertainment team on the front-page of Bloody Disgusting.
My scripts became Semi-Finalists and Finalists in contests like Final Draft Big Break, Sundance Episodic Story Lab, Screencraft and more.
So what changed?
I studied other independent filmmakers and worked to develop a strategy. I DECIDED to shoot a film. We chose a date and worked towards it using our system. A system I'll teach you
We went from no idea, to a finished script in less than three months. Within six months of having the idea and saying "Let's do it," we were on set, camera's rolling.
And you know what? You can do this too.
What if within the next six months you could...
You can make it real. I know, because I did it.
I wrote a script from concept to completed production ready draft within three months.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE
In less than six months I went from having an idea for a script to having the entire film in the can.
Stop wasting time at a job you hate, dreaming of your perfect life as a screenwriter.
This course will force you to finish your screenplay.
Stop reading books on screenwriting only to be left without a solid strategy for finishing your script and getting it production ready.
Want to learn about the different structure paradigms?
I have an entire module about structure and choosing the right one for your story.
Complete with PDF worksheets that you can use to find your structure.
When you sign up for From Complete Novice to Completed Screenplay you'll receive:
Module #1: The Fundamentals
Module #2: Idea Generation
Module #3: Genre & Expectations
Module #4: Creating Characters
Module #5: Structure & Outlining
Module #6: World Building
Module #7: Theme & Tone
Module #8: Writing Dialogue
Module #9: Keys to Finishing Your First Draft
Module #10: Writing Your Screenplay in 30 Days
Module #11: The Art of the Rewrite
Module #12: Marketing & Getting Your Script Out There
Module #13: What’s Next After You Finish Your Script?
There are no shortcuts and no hard-and-fast rules.
You have to be willing to do the work. This course is not the end-all-be-all of screenwriting and you will only improve as a writer if you write and finish scripts. You'll make mistakes along the way, but you'll get better with every script.
From Complete Novice To Completed Screenplay is currently pre-enrolling students. Purchase the course now for $100 off and receive early access on August 1st. Regular access will be available on August 15th.
Meet Your Teacher, Ty Leisher
Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Father
Ty's screenplay, Line of Succession, was a semi-finalist at the Sundance Episodic Lab and his follow-up pilot, Nuns with Guns, stars Tom Sizemore and is currently in post-production with director Robert Enriquez.
Recent writing projects include a mystery-thriller screenplay, The Vault, which sold to Brandon Clutton for Ascension Media with Harvey Lowry attached to direct, and Fugue State, which sold to Rogue Panda Pictures.
He's currently adapting Hemdale, a biopic about the life of legendary producer, John Daly, who helped launch the careers of James Cameron and Oliver Stone as he started one of the first independent film studios, won Oscars and dealt with lawsuits that would ultimately bankrupt him.
His crime-thriller web series, Bullets, about a Mafia poker tournament received critical acclaim and he directed the last eight seasons of Classic Alice, which has received over half a million views and is available on Amazon Prime.
He's directed commercials for JTS.tv; television shows like Music Box; music videos for Laura Saggers, Erick Macek, and Michael J Willett, and has had the pleasure of directing Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, Dexter‘s Dave Baez, and The American West‘s Ric Maddox.
Learn more about Ty at http://www.tylerleisher.com.