Screenwriting Foundation Certificate: Level II - Raindance Toronto


Screenwriting Foundation Certificate: Level II – Toronto


When: Tuesday 2 November, 7-10pm EDT
Duration: 6 Tuesday Evenings
Price: $429.00

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Take your screenwriting to the next level

Having completed the Raindance Screenwriting Foundation Certificate, or an equivalent, it’s time to bring your screenplay concept to life, building from your story outline. Our 6-evening Level II program focuses on the actual writing and helps you understand not only how to construct your own story with external feedback, but also how to offer feedback on stories generated by other writers. This program is writing-intensive—you’ll generate 10-15 pages every two weeks—and is limited to 10 participants to ensure that everyone’s work gets the attention it deserves.

What you’ll learn:

By the end of this 6-week program, participants will have a solid understanding of storytelling as seen from multiple perspectives, and be well on their way to completing the first draft of their screenplays. As well, the program will provide insights on developing a career as a screenwriter, covering topics such as getting past gatekeepers, finding and negotiating paid work, networking and competitions, and finding representation.

Week 1:    So, what’s your story?

  • Meeting your new community
  • Table read & feedback: Group A

Week 2:     Embracing the gatekeepers

  • Challenges in getting read; first page or first 10 pages?
  • Table read & feedback: Group B


Week 3:    Staying alive

  • Surviving and thriving as a writer; paid assignments
  • Table read & feedback: Group A


Week 4:    Being seen

  • Competitions and conferences; networking and social media
  • Table read & feedback: Group B

Week 5:    Finding a champion

  • Manager vs agent
  • Table read & feedback: Group A

Week 6:    Playing nicely

  • Working with others
  • Table read & feedback: Group B

Who should take this course?

Writers and aspiring writers who’d like a solid foundation in writing screenplays, creating compelling stories and characters, and who have a film, TV or web series idea they’d like to develop further; writer-directors; producers and actors who want to understand the basics of storytelling and how to identify potentially winning scripts.

Please note that all participants will be required to be write pages for table reads every other week.

About the instructor, Randall C Willis

Randall C willis
Randall C Willis is an award-winning screenwriter based in Toronto. Randall is part of the writing team that produced the sketch comedy TV special Some TV!, and co-wrote several theatrical comedy shows staged across Toronto. Randall’s specialty is story and his ability to help writers develop both their ideas and their unique voices. He has brought those skills to bear with the Austin Film Festival, where he has served as Second Round Reader, and more recently, in his story analysis business So, What’s Your Story?


Did you know?

  • Raindance is Europe’s largest independent film festival
  • We have a BA and MA Higher Education programme – book a free 1-1 tutorial Here
  • Raindance members get a 20% discount on this class. Join HERE and start saving today.
  • Raindance does not teach filmmaking. Raindance makes filmmakers.

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  • If you find that this class does not meet your needs, or if you think it was overhyped, please let us know for a no-questions-asked 100% refund.

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