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Screenwriting

At AFI, Screenwriting Fellows do what they came here to do: write. They create six full-length works: three features, an original TV pilot and two TV specs for current series. Fellows forge close working relationships with accomplished faculty who guide writers’ development and allow them to hone their unique voice in personalized courses and workshops.

In2 Years

Fellows write:

3 Feature Scripts 2 TV spec scripts1 Original Pilot

“At AFI, you’ll meet with collaborators you’ll work with for your entire career. I’ve worked with alumni from AFI on every one of my projects. The AFI Conservatory is for artists who are serious about finding their voice and have stories to tell. It’s an amazing experience, and it will change your life.”

–Brad Falchuk
AFI Screenwriting Class of 1994
AMERICAN HORROR STORY | POSE | NIP/TUCK

Learn from the Masters

Ranked the #1 film school in America, AFI brings your favorite master storytellers to our Los Angeles campus to deliver inspiring guest lectures and enlightening seminars where they share their personal experiences and answer your questions about the filmmaking process.

Alumni Screenwriters Include:

Scott Frank
  • THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
  • MINORITY REPORT
Brad Falchuk
  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY
  • GLEE
Susannah Grant
  • ERIN BROCKOVICH
  • CONFIRMATION
Jeff Nathanson
  • THE LION KING
  • CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
LaToya Morgan
  • INTO THE BADLANDS
  • SHAMELESS
Jacqueline Hoyt
  • THE LEFTOVERS
  • CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
Frank Spotnitz
  • THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE
  • THE X-FILES
Alexandra Rushfield
  • SHRILL
  • PARKS AND RECREATION
John Hilary Shepherd
  • NURSE JACKIE
John Shiban
  • BREAKING BAD
  • THE X-FILES
Jesse Alexander
  • STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
  • HEROES
Josh Reims
  • JANE THE VIRGIN
  • BROTHERS & SISTERS
Jim Reynolds
  • THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • THE BIG BANG THEORY
Laurice Elehwany-Molinari
  • MY GIRL
Michael Urban
  • SAVED!
“AFI offers incredible exposure — to all types and styles of filmmaking, to films and Fellows from all around the world, to all sorts of perspectives and points of view.”

–David Kopp
AFI Screenwriting Class of 2017

AFI Conservatory named to 2022 list of the Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada.

–MovieMaker Magazine

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