Aaron Sorkin Will Offer An Online Course On Screenwriting


If you have ever been interested in learning how to write the script for a movie, here's your chance. For $90, you can learn tricks of the trade from master screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin himself. He will be offering an online course via online-education startup MasterClass coming later this summer. 

The award-winning screenwriter penned scripts for box office hits such as "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Steve Jobs" as well as television shows including "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." The new online course offering will include  25 video lessons, and will also include a $30 page workbook and interactive assignments, according to Variety

The topics to be covered in the MasterClass are: "dialogue, character development, story pacing, plot and his process of working."

Sorkin said in a statement, "There's a great tradition of writers from one generation giving a hand to the next group coming up - a tradition I got a lot of benefit from. I think new screenwriters will come away from the MasterClass with a new sense of confidence."

Aaron Sorkin made his Broadway screenwriting debut with "A Few Good Men," which he then adapted for into the 1992 film of the same title starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson.

MasterClass has previously offered courses from "Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey (acting), Usher (performance), Serena Williams (tennis), James Patterson (writing), and Dustin Hoffman (acting)."

Pre-enrollment for the course is now available at the MasterClass website.

Also, keep an eye out for other projects coming from Aaron Sorkin as he adapting Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird for Broadway slated to run during 2017-2018, as well as making his directorial debut with a film titled "Molly's Game" starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.