What is the age range for this course?
We generally recommend ages ten to seventeen. Kids younger than nine, should have a strong reading and writing aptitude. The youngest student we have had so far was eight years old. The material gradually becomes more advanced and the concepts may be difficult for kids under the age of nine. Although younger kids have taken the course, it is best suited for 5th graders and up.
Can teens take this course?
The course material is advanced enough for teens over the age thirteen. They will definitely not feel like they are being taught baby material. We have had students as old as 18 successfully complete the course.
How do students contact Debbie?
Students will correspond with Debbie via email throughout the course. Parents and students are always welcome to call with any questions or concerns.
How soon will students complete a script?
This all depends on the student and their motivation to complete the course. They have one year from their enrollment date where they have access to Debbie for questions and assessments. Students are expected to do their part to complete all of the course material and submit their finished script.
How many scripts can students submit?
This depends on the course plan. Students who sign up for the STANDARD class can submit one completed screenplay made for a short film (50 pages maximum). And students who sign up for the PREMIUM course can submit either two screenplays for short films or one full length screenplay (110 to 120) pages.
How long does it take to finish the course?
Again, this all depends on the student. There is a lot of material so it is not a course to rush through but with consistent effort, students are able to complete this course and submit their final script in less than six months. (But remember, students are given one full year from their enrollment date to submit their script for feedback).
Can I speak to someone directly regarding the course?
Yes! You can speak to Debbie, who instructs the course, directly by calling (310) 295-1214.