Welcome to the Alternative to Film School.

How to Write an Award-Winning Short Film

The short film RULES Hollywood today.  With a great short, creators have gotten deals for feature films and television. Get the tools to create your award-winning short with this ONLINE class.

  • Learn the 10 different kinds of shorts.
  • See the similarities and differences between each.
  • See the hidden structure of great short stories.
  • Understand how to create your own shorts AND webisodes. 

Get PERSONALIZED coaching to write the short film that gets you noticed.

Choose one of two options:

4-Hour Video Lecture  PLUS 2 One Hour Consulting Sessions to work on your script 


4-Hour Video Lecture Only

Free Weekly Screenwriting Tips & Instant Access to the Video:
"The Top Reasons Readers Pass on a Screenplay"

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Learn from Experience


We have read over 5000 projects for Hollywood studios and independent producers, and we consult on studio projects for major producers.

Learn to Tell a Story


We teach you to develop ORIGINAL characters that connect to audiences, and to develop emotionally-driven stories that make for great movies.

Onsite and Online Classes


We offer a variety of courses throughout the year so you can study at our office or online. Our focus is on you and your learning experience.

What Our Students Are Saying


“The best teacher I have ever had (not only at UCLA, but yes, even compared to France).”
Vincent Blin, French filmmaker


“Peter is brilliant. The Einstein of teachers, if you will.”
Student, December, 2011

Check Out Our Classes

We are writers, teachers and story consultants with 14 years experience working with studios. From this experience, we have developed a great class list that focuses on many areas in the business.

We offer a large variety of classes, so be sure to check back often to see if we are offering one for you!