Narrative Script School
From Vision to Screenplay: Crafting Asian American Narratives
Unleash Your Screenwriting Talent
Step into the world of masterful storytelling with our specialized class, tailored for emerging scriptwriters.
Identity as Your Superpower
Your unique identity is not just a part of you; it's a storytelling asset. Learn how to infuse your scripts with your own experiences and perspectives, making your work irresistible to agents, managers, and producers.
Actionable and manageable notes on your latest screenplay or pilot.
Master the Basics of Storytelling
Learn how to craft compelling characters, gripping plots, and emotional arcs that captivate audiences from start to finish
Hone Your Screenwriting Craft
Go beyond storytelling basics to master the technical aspects of screenwriting. Discover how to write dynamic dialogue, create vivid settings, and structure your screenplay for maximum impact.
Blueprints of Imagination
Master the 3-Act, 5-Act, and 12-Act structures and choose the best one for your story.
Fast-Track Your Screenwriting Career with Expert Guidance
Breaking into the film industry can be a challenge. Let us help you craft a screenplay that stands out. From flushing out an idea to finalizing it on the page, we're here to help you take control over your career path and achieve your goals.Sign up for Class
From Draft to Done: Script in Hand
Commit to the homework, and you won't just gain skills—you'll leave this course with a complete screenplay, your golden ticket to breaking into the industry.
Bonus Lesson: Navigating the AI Frontier in Screenwriting
In this bonus lesson, we explore the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in screenwriting. You'll learn how to harness AI tools for creative enhancement while understanding its limitations and legal implications. This isn't just a tech trend; it's a vital skill set that will future-proof your screenwriting career, ensuring you stay ahead in an ever-evolving industry.Learn how to Write with A.I.
Choosing to Opt out of A.I.?
Certainly, if you choose to skip the AI lesson, that's completely your choice. But keep in mind, AI is not just a trend; it's the future of the industry. Seize this opportunity to get ahead of the curve and equip yourself for a long, successful career in screenwriting.
A Committed Partner on Your Journey
Our comprehensive program includes one-on-one coaching, manageable assignments, annotated pages, and a step-by-step screenwriting workbook. We believe in the power of your story and are dedicated to helping you craft it with precision, sensitivity, and authenticity.
Voices of Success
Don’t just take our word for it. Our alumni are our best advocates, and they’re eager to share how this course has been a transformative experience in their screenwriting journey.
Our notes depend on the level of coverage you select. Base level offers a 1-page coverage sheet, while our premium service includes a detailed page-by-page analysis, suggestions for improvement, and a 1-1.5 hour Zoom call to discuss. We offer flexible, à la carte services to suit your specific needs.
My approach is straightforward, focusing on actionable steps to enhance your script. My feedback targets the way your story is written rather than the story itself, and I aim to give you insight into current industry trends.
My feedback can be highly detailed, with emphasis on improving the structural and grammatical aspects of your screenplay. The level of detail depends on the service you choose.
Yes, feedback is available at all stages of writing. We cater to both new writers and seasoned writers seeking representation.
Each service includes one round of notes, with the option to purchase additional rounds. The Blank Page to First Draft service is an exception, including continual rounds as we develop your story each week.
Our process involves refining your ideas into a detailed script. We’ll dissect your concept, identify missing pieces, and guide you in stretching your idea into a fully formed 60-90 page script.
Yes, we provide guidance on structure, character development, dialogue, and outlining, but only as part of our Blank Page program.
This service is coaching, not co-writing. We don’t take a percentage or own rights to your story, we’re here to help you improve. When you succeed, we simply ask for referrals.
Absolutely, our platform is designed to assist with screenplay formatting and industry standards.
You maintain all input and control, but expect unfiltered, experienced-based suggestions from us.
Yes, we offer phone consultations to answer questions and provide actionable improvement steps.
I am represented by James Smith at Aaron Kogan Managment and I was signed without having gone through any mentorship programs or fellowships.
I have almost a decade of scriptwriting experience, have received various accolades, and am ranked in the top 6% of Coverfly scripts to read. As an Asian American, I am passionate about helping fellow Asian Americans succeed in the industry and advocate for Asian representation.
Yes, we provide pitch preparation services and can advise you on attracting managerial attention.
We set deadlines together, but the onus is on you to meet them. This helps prepare you for professional deadlines in the industry.
We provide feedback and you handle the rewrite. For subsequent rounds of feedback, you can purchase additional services.
Our rates vary from $75 to $500 for coverage, and our Blank Page to First Draft service costs $1500. We believe in providing value for your money through dedicated, personalized service.
For ongoing support, you can purchase additional services. We strive to be a helpful resource even after service completion, offering answers to your questions and making referrals when necessary. Those who use our full-service program have priority when it comes to pitching opportunities.
No, I cannot directly get you a manager. However, I can provide tips on how to improve your skills and reputation as a writer so that managers take notice of you and seek you out.
I cannot directly connect you with financiers. However, I can assist with developing a strong logline to share with potential financiers. We do have partners who are looking for loglines and we often share the loglines of projects with them. Ultimately financiers will decide if they want to move forward based on the logline.
The first step is to book a free consultation call to see if you are a good fit for the program. This call allows us to assess your goals and experience to determine if the program can benefit you.
Why Strong Asian Lead?
We pride ourselves on being the only Asian American film school offering year-round screenwriting education tailored for the dynamic Hollywood film and television industry. Our focus extends beyond merely teaching the craft; we integrate cultural nuances and richness, essential elements often overlooked in mainstream storytelling, into our curriculum. This unique approach empowers our students to tell compelling stories that truly resonate with diverse audiences.