HOW WOULD IT IMPACT YOUR CAREER TO FINISH YOUR SCREENPLAY IN WEEKS VS YEARS?
It all comes down to process. At TPP, we teach a proven writing process to get your ideas out of your head and onto the page efficiently. Silence the overthinking and perfectionism, and work 1:1 with a Story Expert in our Mentorship Program to break down writing your screenplay into manageable and realistic deadlines to produce high-quality scripts for your screenwriting portfolio.
THAT'S COOL AND ALL, BUT
WHERE DO I START?
AN EMERGING WRITER
I've written screenplays, but I'm still not reaching my writing goals like placing in competitions and fellowships or staffing to boost my professional screenwriting career.
AN ESTABLISHED WRITER
I've had a few successes in screenwriting, but I need a brain trust to help me sort through my ideas and hold me accountable in meeting my deadlines to beef up my
STILL DON't know where to start?
WAIT! IS THIS FOR ME?
this is for you if...
You are passionate about storytelling
Everyone has a story to tell, but it takes a special person to put in the work to hone the craft of screenwriting. If you're passionate about seeing your stories come alive on screen, you're in the right place. Take the Where to Start quiz.
You want to be a professional screenwriter in Hollywood
Filmmaking is a hustle no matter which way you slice it. You can go the independent route or the studio route (read: Hollywood). Our CEO + Head Consultant hustled her way through Hollywood from intern to PA to network executive. So, our Story Experts are trained in the processes and techniques that make writers successful in the studio business. Learn More about what sets TPP apart.
You feel stuck in your writing
You know the basics but still find yourself missing plot holes, creating inactive characters without full arcs, and getting lost in your revisions. That can be tough on your creativity. That's why you need a screenwriting coach. Start with Development Notes and get to work 1:1 with your personal Story Expert.
You want to learn
Whether you're starting from scratch, refreshing your skills, or looking to add new tools to your writing process, having an open mind to learning our techniques that have proven to be effective will get you closer to reaching your screenwriting goals. Not sure where to start? Take the quiz.
You want accountability
It doesn't take years to write a screenplay. Writing on deadline is a skill necessary for a successful professional screenwriting career. Through our 1:1 Mentorship and Script Development Lab you'll be writing on deadline with a tribe in your corner to support you. Learn More about the Lab.
You don't want to go at it alone
We all become our best selves through personal guidance. Students have teachers, business professionals have mentors. There are sports coaches, acting coaches, life coaches. Daniel-san had Mr. Miyagi, and even the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles had Splinter. But what about writers? Who’s in it for us? That’s where our TPP Story Experts come in. Learn More about working 1:1 with a Story Expert.
this is NOT for you if...
You're looking for validation through script coverage.
At TPP, we don't do script coverage. We do Development Notes because they are the best tool to develop you into a better screenwriter with a lasting professional screenwriting career. Learn more about Development Notes.
You're looking for representation
At TPP, we guide our Pen Pals from idea to pitch, making them confident storytellers ready to work any room. We do not manage talent or suggest screenwriters to reps. Looking to build your network? Join our BFF Membership to meet like-minded creatives on the journey to a professional screenwriting career.
You're looking for buyers, producers, directors
At TPP, we simulate the Hollywood development process, which takes place before pre-production. Therefore, we specialize in guiding writers from idea to pitch. We do not buy or sell screenplays or attach talent like directors or showrunners to scripts. If you're in development and want to make sure your script is polished before you seek a buyer, submit your script for Development Notes.
You aren't open to learning
Some of us may be in a place in our writing journeys where we feel we've learned all of the necessary information to be successful in our screenwriting careers. And that's ok. TPP is a safe space for those seeking guidance in a profession that can oftentimes feel isolating. We welcome you to join us in a service that makes you feel most comfortable. Chat with a Story Expert to see how we can be of service.
You want us to do the writing for you.
Ever feel telling your story is hindered by Hollywood's closed doors?
For Emerging to Established screenwriters who are ready to get into the room where it happens, the TPP Script Development Lab offers a small group writing intensive twice/year that provides you with the valuable tools to write your screen or teleplay effectively and efficiently from idea to pitch in less than 5 months. Release your frustration about the nepotism of Hollywood, the largest gated community in the world. Write a dope script and gain access to industry professionals who can give you the passcode.