Screenwriting 101:
Start Writing Your Screenplay!

In this Seattle screenwriting class, open to all levels, you’ll learn how screenplays are written, and have opportunities to write some short scenes and “mini-scripts,” workshop them in class, and get feedback on your writings.  Sponsored by  Co-sponsored by the University of Washington Experimental College.  Instructor: Nils Osmar

The FALL 2015 class has already started. Sign up below for the WINTER 2016 class:

  • Start Writing Your Screenplay  

    Sign up now for the WINTER 2016 CLASS:
    Tuesdays, 7 PM-9:15 PM
    1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 (4 meetings)

    University of Washington (Seattle branch)

Tuition: $125 for general public (plus $10 reg. fee)
Tuition: $120 for UW students (plus $5 reg. fee)

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We’ll focus on plot and structure, script formatting, dialogue and action, and what goes into writing a tightly written, effective and marketable screenplay.  Plus, you’ll learn about getting an agent and pitching your screenplay. The instructor, a Seattle filmmaker, has written over 30 screeplays. His films have played at major international festivals.  He has taught screenwriting classes in Seattle since 2005.


Thanks for the energy you put into the (screenplay class)… I feel looser and happier and am having more fun writing. – L.D., Seattle

seattle-screenplay-writing-classesThe class was really helpful, especially the exercises in writing scenes and writing a complete (very short!) screenplay. I can’t believe what I came up with and what other people in the class came up with for that exercise. It was a real window into the amazing creativity we all have inside of us. – Jan H., Seattle

I turned some kind of a corner and writing has been easy since the class. Thank you! – Nathan I., Bellevue

Thank you for your explanation of how the pitching process works, and how to find an agent – M.L.,Bellevue

Wow, what can I say Nils, it was really good, thanks for the encouragement and information – Beth G., Kirkland

The advice about editing and rewriting was perfect for what I needed.” – Scott W., Bellevue

I’m happy with the result of class… I feel liberated instead of stuck. I’ve been writing again and am very pleased. – Mike K., Seattle

I took a class from ______ last year and felt kind of discouraged afterwards; I think he was a discouraged screenwriter and passed that along! I feel encouraged since your class, and am excited to get back to my screenplay. – Jan L., Seattle

It was a great (class) for me and I’m totally happy with it. – Kris T., Kent

I took the acting class, let’s make a movie, and the screenwriting class from Nils Osmar.  They were all excellent in a life changing way. – T. R., Bellevue

Hi Nils, your screenplay writing class is great, I would recommend it to everyone. You explain things in a way that is simple but extremely helpful.  I loved the writing exercises and lectures. – Hal C., Seattle


Nils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s, working as a writer, visual artist and filmmaker.  He has taught writing classes in Seattle, through the UW’s Experimental College and other programs, for over fifteen years, and has taught screenwriting classes and workshops since 2005.  His films have played at major international film festivals.  To visit the instructor’s IMDB (Internet Movie Database professional film credits) page, click here   


The screenwriting class (Start Writing Your Screenplay) is sponsored by the ASUW Experimental College and  It’s open to everyone; you don’t have to be a U.W. student to sign up. (If an enrollee is under 18, please contact us first to make sure the class is a good “fit” for the student)


Sponsored by: Classesandworkshops.comWonder Productions,
and the University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College