How to become a screenwriter?
Whether it is for a film, a television series, a cartoon, a comic book, everything starts with a script. Screenwriters have an independent status and the work is relatively solitary. Many scriptwriters succeed without any dedicated studies. However, there are several training courses in France dedicated to this profession, as well as many online resources that will help you take your first steps.
In terms of professional training, there are various possibilities depending on the level:
In 3 years: the school of cinema and audiovisual, created in 1972, a program in 3 years.
The first two years are generalist, then specialization in the third year. No writing specialization at this level.
For the baccalaureate program: the Department of Advanced Film Studies (DHEC) offers various specializations, including Screenwriting/Directing and Production/Distribution. An optional year can be done in New York.
Learn more: https://www.esra.edu/
Eicar used to offer a 1-year Bachelor's degree in Screenwriting which seems to be out of date.
The Eicar in Lyon offers a 3-year course in directing and screenwriting.
The program includes
First year :
The tools of dramaturgy, narrative and storytelling
Screenplay reading and semiology of narrative analysis
Characterization and psychology of characters
The major theorists of narrative and storytelling
Filmic syntax and implicit division
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