Origin of Stories

Immerse yourself in the universal concepts of storytelling through analysis of the principles of successful films and television shows--a critical component in any writer’s foundation for being able to bring stories of their own to life

March 9 - 30, 2022


4pm-6pm Pacific
(7pm-9pm Eastern)
In an era of Youtube, TikTok, Instagram, and social ads, it’s easy to overlook the importance of screenwriters in creative media. “Origin of Stores,'' the first module in our From Story to Script course, will focus on character creation, 3-act story arc design, premise development, and genre analysis, which are the key elements of engaging stories.  This course will be heavily workshop-based, focusing on direct feedback between instructor and students, as well as consistent peer review to help build critiquing and team-writing skills.
Course Takeaway
Students will analyze films and episodic stories into their basic components and understand how they work together to synthesize an entertainment property.

Course contents

Michael Tabb

Award-winning screenwriter & Author of “Prewriting your Screenplay: A Step-by-Step for Generating Stories”
About the Instructor
Michael Tabb is an award-winning screenwriter, screenwriting educator and decade-long member of the Writers Guild of America. He has authored a film-festival-winning Best Screenplay as well as two screenplays produced for Universal Studios. He has developed feature film projects for and with Disney Feature Animation, The Canton Company at Warner Brothers, comic book icon Stan Lee, Dustin Hoffman and many more.