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Paul Castro is a highly respected professional screenwriter of forty plus original television pilots and feature length screenplays. Major studios, A-list producers, Oscar winning movie stars and production companies in Los Angeles, New York and London have collaborated with Paul Castro for his screenwriting expertise.

As part of a 3 picture million-dollar deal, Paul sold his original screenplay AUGUST RUSH, the Warner Bros. hit starring Robin Williams, Jonathan Reese Myers, Kerri Russell, Terrence Howard and Freddie Highmore.

Paul Castro is one of the leading screenwriting experts in the world having lectured around the globe on the craft of value-based storytelling and the business of the entertainment industry. Many of his students are now professionals in the entertainment industry.

  • Professional Screenwriter - Film & Television
  • Premiere screenwriting teacher in the world
  • Original writer of AUGUST RUSH
  • UCLA Film School graduate
  • Master of Fine Arts in Film & Television, UCLA
  • Professional Program in Screenwriting, UCLA
  • UCLA Professor 10+ years experience
  • Associate Professor Elon University
  • MovieGuide Award Winner "AUGUST RUSH"
  • Writers Guild of America (WGA) 10+ years

The Million Dollar Screenwriter

Write your movie today!

Hollywood's leading screenwriting expert demystifies the secrets about why top screenplays sell for millions of dollars.

Paul Castro the original writer of the Warner Bros. hit movie, AUGUST RUSH. He is a produced, award winning screenwriter and world-renowned screenwriting professor. Success leaves clues and so do masterfully crafted screenplays that sell for millions of dollars.

    What you get:
  • 20 brisk segments
  • Professional screenwriting techniques
  • Plot development for the big screen
  • Creating compelling characters to attract movie stars
  • Winning dialogue
  • Structure to serve as the blueprint for your movie
  • Scene construction to evoke suspense
  • Sequence writing to manage an ensemble cast
  • Good movie idea to writing a great feature film screenplay!
  • And so much more!


What are the requirements?
  • A sincere willingness to learn this wonderful craft to tell the story you were meant to tell.
  • A laptop or pad-pen is just fine.
What am I going to get from this course?
  • Over 21 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to sculpt a full length feature film screenplay.
What is the target audience?
  • First time screenwriters and professionals will greatly benefit from this series.


Section 1: Write the story you were meant to write. Let's get started!
1 Introduction 6:33
2 Story 4:36
3 Logline 4:17
4 Titles 2:13

Section 2: Creating characters and images to bring your movie to life!
5 Protagonist 4:20
6 Antagonist 3:45
7 Opening Images 3:31

Section 3: Screenplay story structure is the blueprint on which we paint with words!
8 Inciting incident 4:20
9 Page 17 3:22
10 Page 30 2:53
11 Page 45 3:06
12 Page 60 4:56
13 Page 30 4:06
14 Page 90 7:19
15 Third Act Finale 4:25

Section 4: The craft-secrets professional screenwriters utilize and now so will you!
16 Scene Construction 4:26
17 Character Arc 4:16
18 Sequence Writing 6:11

Section 5: The difference between a screenplay that sells and one that doesn't!
19 Good News, Bad News, Timeframe, Timelock 4:53
20 Petting the Dog 2:48
21 Conclusion 4:23
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