Advanced Screenwriting

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A six month program for participants hoping to develop their own individual writing projects. Split into monthly meet-ups on the second Thursday of each month, this program is meant to be a safe creative workspace where writers share their work in a group setting led by instructor Nate Estabrooks. In this 6-session advanced course, writers will be guided through modules that help develop their craft and writing abilities in order to master the medium with words.

Participants should also submit a writing sample (30 page project, draft script or outline) by the registration deadline. Please email your project to

Course Outline

  • July 9th - Outline 
  • August 13th - First Draft
  • September 10th - Pitching 
  • October 8th - Second Draft
  • November 12th - Packaging
  • December 10th - Table Read Finale


  • A laptop with a microphone and/or webcam and an internet connection*
  • Zoom Account (register for the free account here). Link for the virtual classroom will be sent to participants on Wednesday July 8th.  

*Virtual Participation 

This course is an interactive learning experience. Much like our in person courses, we expect that all participants are engaging and interacting with the instructor and other participants throughout the course's duration. This means interested registrants must have access to a webcam or microphone and have them both on to be eligible to participate. You can expect each course to have introductions, room for questions and discussion. 

If group interaction is not necessarily something you are comfortable with we encourage you to access our free archived workshops.   

Duration in hours
Prerequisite Workshops
Screenwriting Course or previous screenwriting experience.
Maximum Participants
Cost for Members
Cost for Non-Members
Online - Zoom meeting
Workshop Dates
Thursday July 9 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday August 13 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday September 10 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday October 8 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday November 12 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday December 10 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Registration Deadline


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Nate Estabrooks is a graduate of the prestigious Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre and member of the Director's Guild of Canada. Nate Estabrooks is a workshop instructor with a wide and practical film path to draw from. As a talented feature director, VFX artist and award-winning screenwriter, he is a founding member of Space Tigers Inc, a production pipeline offering VFX and post-production services and continues to develop his toolset through 360 videos, VR storytelling and computer-generated imagery.