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New York Film Academy Online Screenwriting

15-Week Online Screenplay Rewrite Workshop

15-Week Online Screenplay Rewrite Workshop Overview

In this workshop, you will learn how to rewrite your screenplay like a professional!


  • Students will meet once per week for 3 hours (two 1.5-hour sessions with a 30-minute break).
  • This workshop will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Pacific Time/8 p.m. Eastern Time.



In this 15-week screenplay editing class, students learn the basic tools of rewriting a screenplay. How do you take notes? How do you look for the intent behind a note? How do you deal with a note that you disagree with? How do you edit a screenplay, in collaboration and independently? How do you work with producers, directors and development execs? Students present a completed screenplay — either one they’ve written before this class, or one written in our online Screenplay Workshop — and collect notes from the instructor and class which they will incorporate throughout the screenplay editing process. In the first half of the class, students build a rewrite blueprint: a plan to address the notes in a collaborative manner while still maintaining their own artistic vision. Students spend the rest of the class rewriting their script, adjusting their blueprint as they go to reflect the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Screenplay rewriting is itself an art, and at the end of the class, students will have completed a rewrite of their script.

A live video class is held once a week via Zoom. If time restrictions prevent attendance, students can catch up via recordings of the class and communicate with each other and the instructor digitally. In between sessions, students interact with the class digitally, with feedback provided by the instructor.

Video lessons will be made available for viewing through our course Portals. Written lessons and assignments are posted for critique and the class interacts on an electronic course Portal. Instructors are available electronically for support.

The class meets once per week for 3 hours (two 1.5-hour sessions with a 30-minute break).

Additional video lessons are posted online and may be viewed according to a student’s personal schedule. Outside coursework will vary in time based on the student’s writing speed but usually takes 1-4 hours per week.

Deliverables: Rewrite Blueprint and completed rewrite of a feature screenplay

PLEASE NOTE: This class is separate from the 15-Week Online Television Rewrite Workshop but depending on enrollment, may occasionally be combined with that group to give students a full and robust workshop environment.


To enroll and hold a place in an online screenwriting course, a student must submit a $500 deposit, which is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition. Full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the course.

If a student cancels enrollment in an online screenwriting course, the following applies:
  • The $500 deposit is not refundable under any circumstances unless New York Film Academy cancels the course. Program fees (minus the deposit) are refundable until 30 days prior to the start of the program. No refunds are available after 30 days prior to the start of the course.
  • In order to cancel, an enrolled student must contact our admissions office in writing. Failure to cancel prior to the 30-day deadline will result in a bill for the full program fee.
In the event that New York Film Academy cancels a program, all enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of program fees.

TUITION: $ 2,000 (USD)
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