Welcome to the Alternative to Film School.




An Original Script by How Movies Work Has Just Passed Through A Major Gate

An original HMW script has just passed through a major gate. We are ecstatic. When you create Hollywood story, you learn to celebrate getting through certain gates — they are a mark that you’ve done something new, learned something new. We’re happy. This is a hard business and you need to celebrate getting through gates.

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Learn from Experience

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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

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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

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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!