Vancouver Film School: Production, Animation, Game Design, Acting and more

The Business

The ever-evolving entertainment business can, at times, seem complex. Writers need more than ever to be well-versed in how to earn a living and build relationships with producers, director, and agents. In Writing for Film & Television, you become fluent in the tools of the industry and how they apply to your specific career goals.

Industry Standards

From proper formatting of screenplays and teleplays to how to negotiate a script option, you'll get a thorough grounding in industry processes and how they apply to writers of various experience levels.

Pitching Your Work

Writers often need to verbally pitch their scripts to agents, directors, producers, and studio development executives in order to convince these decision-makers to read their work. At VFS, you'll learn how to efficiently and evocatively convey your story to others, no matter the context.

Career Prep

What are your career goals? Are you a screenwriter or TV writer? How do you break in? Toward the end of your year, you take stock of what you've learned about yourself as a writer and how best to approach finding work in a competitive industry.

Make sure to check out more What You Will Learn highlights in Writing for Film & Television:

Story

Form the heart of your storytelling skills through lessons in story structure, character, dialogue, and style. more

Writing for Film

Workshop your screenplays, study produced successes, and discover the impact of effective rewriting. more

Writing for Television

Create original series and sample episodes – or "spec scripts" – for existing series to showcase your talent. more

Beyond Film and Television

Gain additional skills to strengthen and broaden your portfolio, from sketch comedy to writing for games and comic books. more