Concept to Pages Workshop
Location: online (via Zoom)
Saturdays 10am – 1pm
May 2 – June 20, 2020
Bonus page read session: June 27, 2020

Leader: Heidi Hornbacher

We’re bringing our long-running Italy screenwriting retreat program online and reworking it into a once-a-week format to fit busy schedules. This workshop is for writers of all levels who want a supportive framework in which to take a story idea from concept to first draft and beyond.

Each session will focus on a distinct set of screenwriting principles, including character design, story structure, scene construction, and dialog polish. We mix mini-lectures, coaching, exercises, and targeted feedback in order to empower writers to produce their best work. Between sessions, we offer one-to-one consultations (up to an hour each week) to help you with any individual questions or issues. The result is a comprehensive course delivering the hows and whys of screenwriting technique.

Bonus! Because the most fun part of the course is table-reading pages, after the 8-week workshop program concludes, we’re throwing in an extra session of page reads, giving you a chance to continue your work and get additional feedback on any specific challenges you’re experiencing.

The support doesn’t end there. After the workshop is over, you may take advantage of a Script Consultation for 50% off. Or, you may pre-pay the script consultation as part of the workshop registration, in which case it will cost only $60 regardless of script length. Also, check out our weekly Writers Lunch to ask questions or just hang out with other writers.

Price: $495

A 10% discount applies for alumni of PageCraft or Michelangelo Screenwriting Italy retreats. A 5% discount applies for alumni of Los Angeles or online PageCraft workshops. Please note that our discounts are not cumulative; only the higher discount applies for alumni of both.

How to Register: Please make your payment using the PayPal button below. Then, write to us at to give us an idea of what you would like to work on. If you have a writing resume or credits, please send that as well. Then we will schedule a brief conversation to confirm your registration. If for some reason we are unable to do that, we will refund your payment in full.

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Important Notes:

  • Cancellation Policy: After April 30, 2020, 20% of the registration fee is non refundable. If you must withdraw after the workshop begins, we will refund a pro-rated amount based on the number of sessions remaining (not counting bonus sessions, if any) minus 20 percent.
  • In the event that we must cancel a workshop, we will refund all money paid to us. PageCraft is not responsible for travel or other costs incurred by prospective participants.
  • The discounted or pre-paid script consultation must be requested within 60 days of the final workshop session (including any bonus session).