Fastest Way To Learn Screenwriting by Matthew Kalil

Film Courage: What’s the fastest way to learn screenwriting?

Matthew Kalil, Author/Screenwriter/Director: The fastest way to learn screenwriting is very easy…read scripts. It’s that simple. So people who write novels very often just sit down at their computer and start writing. But chances are they’ve read lots of novels in their lives, almost certainly. So there’s this famous saying if you want to know how to write to read, read, read and write, write, write.

Script writing is exactly the same, read lots of scripts. What I find really strange is…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).


Bio: Matthew Kalil is a writer, director and script editor. He has written and co-written over 40 produced episodes of TV and has received various grants, development funding and awards. Matthew’s productions have been screened and broadcast in Canada, Denmark, Morocco, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Since receiving his MA in Screenwriting, he has been teaching, writing and mentoring students for close to 20 years. Matthew has developed a unique system of screenwriting theory that helps beginners as well as established screenwriters get in touch with their creative cores. His workshops have touched and inspired thousands of participants. His gentle and insightful script editing guidance has helped many writers realize the stories they were always trying to tell.


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