Calling all writers! Whether you have a concept to develop, a draft to polish, a pitch to write, or anything in between, you’ll make massive progress on your project and learn an invaluable amount about scriptwriting during The Writers’ Room with Howard March.
Howard March is one of the best script doctors in Hollywood. He’s returning to helm this 6-class series, which will run like a true development department with a full slate of projects of all different genres at various stages of simultaneous development.
“Howard’s greatest asset is understanding story magic and what studios want to spend money acquiring. His experience and knowledge in that area is priceless!” — Scriptwriting Masterclass with Howard March, March 2022
Not only will you work on your own project under Howard’s tutelage, but you’ll also read, analyze and provide feedback on your fellow writers’ projects.
In addition to working on specific ideas and scripts, classes will include lectures and discussions of the most important, foundational aspects of scriptwriting, including:
- classic 3-act story structure,
- character arc and development,
- helpful scriptwriting principles and processes, and
- how to market your script once it’s in great shape.
Writers will receive assignments based on the needs of their specific projects. Each writer’s venture will receive guidance or notes in two class sessions with time in between for revisions.
Wherever you are in your writing journey, Howard will get your project to the next level!
“The rewriting process no longer feels as challenging because I understand the selling points of my story, and thus, what [it is] about my story [that] needs to be clearer and better emphasized in the final draft. This lack of insight had been holding me back for about 6 months, so I am very, very thankful for Howard’s help.” — Scriptwriting Masterclass with Howard March, March 2022
Workshop Class Structure
The Writers’ Room with Howard March meets six times over a period of 8 weeks.
Classes meet on Thurssday nights, 7:00 to 9:00 pm (or later) Pacific time, beginning July 7 until August 25. The weeks of July 28 and August 11 are reserved as writing and development weeks; there’s no class session these nights.
Exact dates: July 7, 14, 21 and August 4, 18 & 25
Class sessions are approximately 2 hours long but may run longer if notes and discussion are still underway. If running long, class will end by 10:30 pm Pacific at the latest. Please plan accordingly.
A maximum of 12 participants will replicate a lively development department with ample individual attention so your project moves forward.
The Writers’ Room with Howard March is $495 for the whole series.
“[Howard] was able to clearly see the strengths in my writing and really encourage them, which gave me the confidence to keep going. Of all the feedback I’ve ever gotten on my writing, I trust his the most. His critique of what is not working and why is always right on. [The] scripts [I’ve written] that he consulted on have won multiple awards and placed in some highly respected festivals. I can’t recommend him enough.” — Emily Rued (whose workshop screenplay Good Grief begins filming in July with her in the starring role)
Please add the dates to your calendar when you sign up. The Zoom link will be emailed to you 24–48 hours before the meeting of the first class from firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recording will NOT be available, so please only sign up if you can attend live. There are no prerequisites for this workshop; come with whatever you have! Workshops are not refundable or transferable.
Please do not no show. If you can’t make it or will be late, email us at email@example.com at least 24 hours prior to class. If you no show, you jeopardize future participation in classes and workshops at Lesly Kahn & Co.
Howard March consults on scripts for Oscar and Emmy-winning writers, actors, producers and directors. Major studios and production companies have developed his feature screenplays with talent like Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Kelsey Grammer attached. Howard wrote My Fake Fiancé for ABC Family, the most successful original movie in the network’s history, which spawned the hit sitcom Melissa and Joey. He also wrote for the ABC sitcom Coach. Howard recently celebrated his 10th anniversary on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise as a Senior Story Producer.