Concept to Pages Workshop
Location: online (via Zoom)
Saturdays 10am-1pm Pacific Time
Next dates: Jan. 9 – Mar. 13, 2021 (10 weeks)

Leader: Heidi Hornbacher

We’ve reworked our long-running Italy screenwriting retreat into a once-a-week online program to fit busy schedules. This workshop is for writers of all levels who want a supportive framework in which to take a story idea for film or television 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 1-to-1 time to help you with any individual questions or issues (a half hour each week). The result is a comprehensive course delivering the hows and whys of screenwriting technique.

The support doesn’t end there. After the workshop is over, you may take advantage of a Script Consultation for 50% off. Also, check out our weekly Writers Lunch to ask questions or just hang out with other writers.

Price: $520

A 15% discount applies for alumni of PageCraft’s Italy retreats, of a previous Concept to Pages workshop, or of our Writing is Rewriting workshop.

How to Register: Please write to us at if you are interested. We will then schedule a conversation with you, so we can discuss the project you would like to work on and your writing background, as well as answer any questions you have. We will invoice participants through PayPal.

Important Notes:
  • Cancellation Policy: 72 hours before the workshop begins, 20% of the registration fee becomes non refundable. If you must withdraw after that point, we will refund a pro-rated amount based on the number of sessions remaining, divided by the registration fee minus 20 percent. No refunds will be made if you cancel after the penultimate session.
  • PageCraft is not responsible for other costs incurred by participants or prospective participants.
  • The discounted script consultation must be requested within 60 days of the final workshop session.