Introduction to Screenwriting for Film

A course by Daniel Monedero , Screenwriter and Author

Screenwriter and Author. Madrid, Spain.
Joined November 2014

Learn to write a professional screenplay for your next movie project, from the initial idea to its synopsis and characters

100% positive reviews (37)
1148 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Learn to write a professional screenplay for your next movie project, from the initial idea to its synopsis and characters

    Have you ever seen a movie that made you laugh when you should have cried? Or the opposite? In this online course, screenwriter and author Daniel Monedero explains why those are his favorite kind and teaches you the secrets to writing a compelling screenplay.

    According to Daniel, working on scripts for films like A mil kilómetros de la Navidad, released in over 50 countries on Netflix, has taught him how to build stories from the ground up, one piece at a time. Start with a few lines about a character and a conflict, develop a solid plot within an organized structure, and sprinkle in a few twists to bring your next movie project to life.

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    What will you learn in this online course?

    15 lessons & 34 downloads

    Basic script tools
    9 minutes, 34 seconds
    The film genres
    17 minutes, 8 seconds
    The idea
    16 minutes, 34 seconds
    Characters
    17 minutes, 19 seconds
    First act: the approach
    7 minutes, 11 seconds
    • 100% positive reviews (37)
    • 1148 students
    • 15 lessons (2h 29m)
    • 34 additional resources (15 files)
    • Online and at your own pace
    • Available on the app
    • Audio: Spanish
    • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
    • Level: Beginner
    • Unlimited access forever

    What is this course's project?

    Write a professional screenplay draft for your own movie that includes the idea, the genre, a detailed plot synopsis, character outlines, and its distinctive qualities for further development or future sale.

    Who is this online course for?

    Anyone interested in screenwriting, whether as a hobby or a professional pursuit, for future sale to producers or platforms.

    Requirements and materials

    All you need is a pencil and paper, or a computer, and an interest in learning how to write a story for audiovisual media.


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    Daniel Monedero

    A course by Daniel Monedero

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    Screenwriter and Author

    Daniel Monedero began his career working on some of the most successful and long-running TV shows in Spain, such as Siete Vidas and Aída. Since then, he has also collaborated as a freelance screenwriter on other series, including Buscando el Norte and Pequeñas Coincidencias, and has written screenplays for films such as Perdiendo el Este and La pequeña Suiza. His most recent film, A mil kilómetros de la Navidad, was released in over 50 countries on Netflix in 2021, ranking among the top five most-watched movies on the platform globally that same year.

    In addition to his screenplays, Daniel has written short story collections like Manual de jardinería (para gente sin jardín) and Volar a casa, and has published more than a dozen children's books, some of which, most notably Hipólito el Hipnotizador, have also been published in Mexico. When he's not writing, he shares his knowledge and expertise by teaching narrative and screenwriting workshops.


    Content

    • U1

      Introduction

      • About Us
      • Influences
    • U2

      The stories

      • Basic script tools
      • The film genres
      • How to watch a movie analytically
      • The idea
      • Characters
    • U3

      The structure of the film

      • First act: the approach
      • Second act: develop midpoint and second turn
      • Third act: climax and denouement
    • U4

      Writing

      • Narrative elements: point of view, temporality and space
      • The plot synopsis
      • Visual references
    • U5

      Style and sale brands

      • Singularize a project: style marks
      • How to sell the project
    • FP

      Final project

      • "Introduction to Screenwriting for Film "

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    Introduction to Screenwriting for Film

    A course by Daniel Monedero
    Screenwriter and Author. Madrid, Spain.
    Joined November 2014
    • 100% positive reviews (37)
    • 1148 students