Screenwriting II: The Feature

Screenwriting II: The Feature


It is said that a script is never done, but this class will go deep into advanced screenwriting and all the elements, assist the students to clarify their story, and guide them towards a rewarding finished product.

Austin School of Film is excited to announce the return of Screenwriting II: The Feature with our newest faculty member, Carleton Ranney. This course designed to offer students a chance to write a complete feature-length screenplay. This class will be led by indie filmmaker & screenwriter, Carleton Ranney who has over a decade of experience in the film industry as both a Director and writer. Carleton’s feature directorial & writing debut Jackrabbit - an American scifi film that made it’s premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.

The objective of this course is to structure and write a completed rough draft of a three-act, full length feature screenplay over the course of 10 weeks. This fast-paced project-based course will push writers work and creativity. Students will leave this course with a finished script, which students can continue to revise or take out into the industry.

Students will cover variety of techniques regarding:

  • brainstorming, outlining

  • formatting, structuring

  • workshopping, revising, directing scripts with Austin actors and feature guest filmmakers, writers, and producers.

Students must have completed Intro to Screenwriting or have the equivalent screenwriting skills as this is an advanced 10-week course. This course is limited to six students per session due to the nature of the course-work.

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INSTRUCTOR: Carleton Ranney is a filmmaker based in Austin, TX. At 17 he was named a “Movie Maker to Watch” by the Austin Chronicle and Movie Maker Magazine. His debut feature film, JACKRABBIT, was a participant in the 2014 IFP Narrative Labs. The film’s world premiere was held the following spring at the 2015 TRIBECA Film Festival. JACKRABBIT was picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures and released in March of 2016. Carleton is a two time recipient of the Austin Film Society’s Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Grant.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who wants to diversify their writing techniques; work toward the ASoF Digital Video Certificate; or set aside the time and space to draft, revise, receive feedback for, and direct actors to perform your feature-length screenplay. Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.

PRE-REQUISITES: Intro to Screenwriting for Films or any submission of a properly formatted screenplay.

CERTIFICATE: ASoF Digital Video Certificate elective class.

This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.