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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

—Maya Angelou


Imagine this...

Your child, who is super passionate about screenwriting, gets the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional writing coach who will help them develop their voice, hone their storytelling skills and drastically improve their writing so they are equipped to produce award-winning screenplays and short films that will jumpstart their screenwriting career. 

Your child doesn't have to wait until they're an adult in order to achieve their screenwriting dreams. They just need the tools to learn how to write deeply meaningful stories people can fully experience on an emotional level.

It's not about formula, it's about feelings. We experience life and connect with others through our stories. And through this program, kids/teens elevate their writing to a deeper level so they have the confidence to share their stories on a broader scale and achieve their dreams of becoming professional screenwriters.

But there's one problem...


Screenwriting Kids helps young writers who don't have...

So they are not left frustrated, lost and confused.

I get it! Writing is not easy.

And learning how to write a screenplay takes strategy, skill and a clear understanding of how a story really works.

All your aspiring writer needs is a DEVOTED PROFESSIONAL WRITING COACH who will help them develop their natural talent.  

With our Inside/Out Story Method, your child will learn how to approach storytelling in the same way professional writers do--a method not found in school curriculums.

Plain and simple. Kids become better writers after taking this course. And receiving one-on-one guidance from a caring, supportive coach who is passionate about seeing young writers succeed is the secret sauce to kids meeting their writing goals!

Hi, it's me...Debbie! Screenwriting Kids Founder and...

Writing Coach Mentor \ Cheerleader 

Which is why kids who want to improve their creative writing skills should enroll in...

Create Awesome Screenplays

I Help Aspiring Young Screenwriters Unlock Their
Story Brilliance!

There is a story genius waiting to be unleashed in every passionate writer. And through my Inside/Out Story Method, kids/teens (ages 11 to 17) learn how to dive deep into their story worlds and create meaningful screenplays that will get them noticed as up-and-coming screenwriters. 


Here’s What You’ll Get When You Join

There are TWO options. We offer a PREMIUM-level course where students work on creating a screenplay for a short film that they will receive help entering their screenplays into screenwriting competitions designed for kids/teens.

And we have a VIP-level course were students not only enter their screenplays into screenwriting competitions but they also receive help producing their script into a short film and submitting their shorts to film festivals designed for kids and teens.

If your child is serious about improving their storytelling skill so they can become professional screenwriters, then...


 

How To Write A Screenplay

Personalized 1:1 coaching on creating a 5 to 10 minute screenplay for a short film that's ready to enter screenwriting competitions.  

How To Film A Screenplay

Students receive quick and easy-to-follow video training on filmmaking with an iPhone taught by a professional filmmaker.

How To Pitch A Screenplay

Students learn how to communicate their project to industry professionals building confidence and communication skills. 

Live Coaching Special Events

Students participate in SPECIAL LIVE COACHING EVENTS to analyze short films to further build on their storytelling and critical thinking skills.

Building the Next Generation of Screenwriters!  

Where screenwriting is not treated as a casual hobby but a passion and a profession.

The goal is to encourage and support young writers to achieve their goals as professional screenwriters by teaching them the necessary story development skills and providing the blueprint to get there.


I bet you didn't you know...

KIDS WORK AS PROFESSIONAL SCREENWRITERS!

If your child has a passion to write professionally, in hopes of having their work sold and produced, it's not an impossible feat.


See what these young writers were able to accomplish:

ABC Television Black-Ish star, Marsai Martin set the Guinness World Record as the youngest executive producer for a major film at age 14.

Esabella Anna Karena Strickland became an award-winning screenwriter at age 15. Her films were shown at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Racer Max Rodriguez shared a writing credit on The Adventures of 
Sharkboy & Lavagirl In 3-D at 
age 8.

Kody Keplinger authored her debut novel The DUFF, which she wrote when she was
 17 years old and later became a movie.

Christopher Paolini wrote his debut novel at age 15 which later became a movie.

Hana Makhmalbaf at age 8, made her first short film, The Day My Aunt Was ILL which received international attention at Locarno Film Festival. At age 14, Hana's film Joy of Madness premiered at Venice Film Festival 2003 and received three international awards.

Receive SPECIAL PRICING on VIP course. Offer is closed.
 

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Parents of Enthusiastic Writers


I UNDERSTAND...


But there's HOPE...

It's frustrating for your child to have all these great story ideas and not knowing what to do with them.

There's so much involved in writing a great script that it can be intimidating, leaving kids feeling stuck--not knowing where to begin or end.

Or what if perfectionism is getting in the way? Blocking creativity.

Maybe they're afraid to begin a story because they think it won't be good enough. So it never even gets started. 

And then there are those who don't have a story idea but really want to write a screenplay.

They don't know where to begin. Or how to come up with story ideas that will translate into a great screenplay.

I show young writers how to break through resistance, find their voice, and write their story. Regardless of roadblocks they have faced in the past.

My students learn how to write from the inside out, in order to truly connect with their audience. Emotional resonance is key when it comes to crafting a great story.

My Inside Out Story System and personalized approach helps students discover the true heart of their stories. 

Inexperienced writers learn how to take clear, actionable steps to write a solid story that connects with an audience intellectually and emotionally.

Writers know, we don't just tell stories to tell them. We tell stories to impact others.

So it's important to understand how to write these stories in compelling ways.

Special offer on  
VIP COACHING 
has closed!

Screenwriting Kids is An Approved Vendor With The Below California Charter School Clients

Our AMAZING screenwriting program is available at these California Charter schools.

Bonus

Create Awesome Screenplay course BONUSES!

In addition to all of the personalized coaching, written feedback, and additonal support, we prepare our students with the tools they need to become purposeful writers.

bonus 1
Story Consultations

Students receive support on their story whenever they need it during their membership. 

Bonus 2
Instructor Support

Students may ask questions regarding the course work at any point during their membership.

Bonus 3
Live Events

Students will receive access to special LIVE coaching events to help foster a fun writing community.

About Our Founder,
Debbie Wright

Debbie is a talented writing coach who holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a recipient of the prestigious Disney Fellowship where she wrote for Disney/ABC Family. 


Debbie was a Staff Writer for the ABC Family Drama Lincoln Heights and a script reader for the Disney Fellowship Program. Debbie is currently a volunteer writing mentor with the amazing non-profit organization WriteGirl, and is in the process of producing a Young Adult fiction novel.


Since 2008, Debbie has taught young writers the power of telling a great story that delivers an impactful message through fully realized characters and compelling plots.


Debbie puts her entire heart into empowering young writers to find

 their voice and tell their stories.


Feel free to schedule a call with

Debbie to learn more about this AMAZING opportunity to help

jumpstart your child's screenwriting career.



Here’s what people are saying about the
course instructor...


Frank Bennett Gonzalez

Former Director, Talent Development Disney ABC Television Group and current DGA Executive in Charge of Diversity Programs and Committees

Debbie is an exceptional person and an outstanding screenwriter. Her passion for children and skill with story and characters make her an INCREDIBLE teacher for the next generation of creative writers.




Mina Lefevre

Former VP Programming and Development ABC Family and current Head of Development and Programming Facebook Watch

Debbie is a talented and gifted writer that has a lot to offer young people seeking television and screenwriting careers. She is a wonderful storyteller with the unique ability to capture her audience with interesting and strong character driven scripts.


Register for VIP training at discounted rate. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the course?

Our course is designed to help students complete their screenplay for a short film (five to ten minutes) in 90-days. However, it is up to the student to keep up with their writing schedule and course material.

What if I don't have a story idea?

We will help you! The course is designed to stir up creative ideas that will bring you to a fully realized story. Plus, during the first year of enrollment, students have 1:1 access with their writing coach to ask any questions.

How do I get feedback on my screenplay?

In the industry, we call the written feedback, script coverage. As long as the screenplay is completed within the first year of enrollment, the student will receive written feedback on the first draft of their script. We aim for every student to complete their script within 90-days.


Students do have the opportunity to receive feedback on a second draft at an additional fee.

Will my nine-year-old be able to grasp the advanced training?

We have a way of making advanced writing skills accessible to different age groups. And students have access to their writing coach during the first year of enrollment.

However, we do offer special group training to young writers. Contact us for more details.

Can I get help pitching my screenplay?

Yes. There is a module in the course that covers how to pitch as well as getting scripts ready for screenwriting contests.

Can I receive additional one-on-one coaching sessions?

Students enrolled in the V.I.P course have the option to purchase additional live 1:1 coaching packages. 

Can I write a full-length screenplay? 

Yes. We do provide a course on writing a feature length screenplay (90-110 page maximum). You can call or email for more details.

However, we do advise taking the short film screenwriting course first. It takes a lot of time and discipline to write a full-length script and it's best to learn the core storytelling components of a script, before diving into feature screenplays. There are a number of storytelling and structural elements that are different when it comes to writing a feature length screenplay.  Baby steps! : )

Can I write a t.v. script?

Our Create Awesome Screenplays Premium and V.I.P level courses are only for writing a screenplay for a short film (five to ten pages/minutes).

However, we do offer television writing training to
kids ages 13 to 17. Contact us for more details

This was an excellent class for my 12-year-old daughter, Alexis. Debbie has a wonderful gift with kids. And her curriculum challenged and inspired my daughter to write her very best. I’m so glad I stumbled upon Debbie’s website. We’ve been looking for screenwriting instruction for kids for awhile, but had no luck until we were fortunate enough to find Screenwriting Kids!

Joanne Glenn Mom of student age 12

I'm so grateful for the level of engagement you've provided which has created an interest in a subject that is so new to my boys. They've learnt so much from you beyond the screenplay and both of their Literacy teachers at school sent me feedback on their impressive abilities in character analysis and analysis of scenarios. I have no doubt in my mind that this is directly linked to the work and experience you've given them. 

Amities 

Rasha Al-Naibari Mom of students ages 8 and 9

Zane Nelson - age 9

I had so much fun with this writing course.  This course helped me to understand the deeper meaning of stories and storytelling. Time seemed to fly by and sadly it ended.

Justine eyre - zane's mom

Debbie, huge thanks to you for the class, Zane had such a blast and his understanding and love of storytelling grew under your tutelage! We so look forward to hearing his script read aloud.

Screenwriting Kids
1968 S. Coast Hwy #2659, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 
Tel: 310-295-1214 4
Email: debmarie@screenwritingkids.com

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