Get tangible improvements in your scripts and big boosts to your confidence.
HOW THE LAB WORKS
When you join the Script Development Lab, consider yourself contracted as a writer-for-hire. As a part of your step deal, you'll work with your Instructor (the producer or executive in this case) from idea to pitch to prepare to pitch to Hollywood execs, managers, producers, and agents.
THE SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT LAB
What is the application process?
In order to join the Script Development Lab, screenwriters must apply. The application process is to assess your level of screenwriting as this program is best suited for Emerging to Established screenwriters who are prepared to write on deadline and have an open schedule to consistently write and read your fellow Tribe Members' work so you can reach your writing goals as a group.
The application includes submitting a previously written screenplay. THIS IS NOT A DEEP DIVE into your screenplay. For Development Notes, please submit your screenplay here.
If you receive a CONSIDER or NEEDS DEVELOPMENT on your assessment, you will be offered the opportunity to pitch your idea for the class.
If you are accepted into the Lab, the application fee will go towards your Lab Program Fee. Pen Pals are accepted into the program on a case-by-case basis when enrollment is open.
What is the program schedule?
What are the program fees?
Payment Plans available.
What happens if I'm not accepted into the program?
You may not be accepted into the Lab for many reasons. Those who are not accepted will be given personalized next steps to continue on their writing journey with TPP.
Can I work on a rewrite in the program?
The Script Development Lab guides screenwriters through a proven writing process from idea to pitch to help them reproduce multiple screenplays/year. Because of this, screenwriters should join the program with a fresh idea. If you are interested in revising or rewriting your screenplay, we offer packages to those who submit for Development Notes.
What happens if I miss a scheduled meeting?
All sessions are recorded and available at your request. Communicate with your Story Expert about scheduling conflicts to see if there is an opportunity to reschedule your 1:1 Office Hours. We will accommodate where we can, but there may not always be wiggle room. It's at your Story Expert's discretion and on a case-by-case basis.
Can I schedule additional 1:1 Office Hours with my Story Expert?
There are a fixed amount of scheduled 1:1 Office Hours with your Story Expert in the Lab. However, you can always schedule additional Office Hours at the hourly rate. Your Story Expert will give you a link to access their schedule at your discretion.
Do I need screenwriting software to be in the Lab?
Who Will We Pitch To?
That depends on you. You should be pitching to companies and people who are a good fit for you and your story. Most importantly, they need to be open to new clients and new stories. We'll handle that heavy lifting. Once we know what stories you're writing and learn your personal brand, we'll choose the best panel for the cohort.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Our live virtual classes are taught by our Story Experts, who are experienced instructors and professionals in the entertainment industry trained in the TPP Methodology. Learning from our Story Experts provides you with valuable insights, techniques, and feedback that can significantly accelerate your writing skills. No matter the instructor, our Story Experts provide a consistent learning experience.