As someone with years of experience in the development world I found Corey’s class to be absolutely refreshing. He provides exercises which reinforce fundamental elements needed to create a strong screenplay. If you are committed to becoming a better screenwriter this class can help you.
–Jennifer Soskin, Director of Development and Production at HBO films
No one, and I mean no one, is teaching what Corey is teaching. I always felt close as a screenwriter, but after taking Corey’s Professional Screenwriting workshop I was able to make the necessary changes in my writing and recently sold my first script to Paramount.
– Michael Helvin, writer of The Lesser Heart
After developing thousands of television shows and feature films, and lecturing on behalf of the UCLA Film, Theater and TV Program for the past 20 years, I can say unconditionally that Corey’s method is the most successful, succinct, clear and constructive I’ve ever encountered – – and I’ve probably read every notable book on the subject and seen every leading expert who teaches screenwriting and pilot writing. Corey’s program represents nothing less than a paradigm shift in writing instruction and learning. No longer does a writer have to be told, “You’re only good with concepts, but you can’t write believable dialogue.” Or, “I love your characters, but you just aren’t good with structure.” Corey’s idea of creative integration isn’t just revolutionary, it is fundamental to successful writing – – and has never before been taught. I can’t recommend Corey and his programs highly enough.
— Tom Nunan, former network and studio president, and Executive Producer of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, CRASH
I’ve never met a writing teacher like Corey Mandell. He can help you reach your true potential as a storyteller. What you can get from Corey, if you do the work, is a complete training in process and a path toward creative integration and mastery. I can’t recommend his classes enough to anyone serious about screenwriting or TV writing as a career.
— Jennifer Kushner, Director of Artist Development, Film Independent
I’d written 11 screenplays without any success. During that time I read every screenwriting book and attended all the seminars. After four weeks with Corey I FINALLY knew why my scripts didn’t work, and more importantly, what to do about it. I used everything he taught me to write a script that landed me a manager and then my first script sale. Thank you.
– Monica Owens, writer of Timebend
I read the books and took the classes but Corey’s workshop was different. Honestly, it was transformative for me. I use the tools I learned from him in every single script meeting. He reshaped the way I think about screenwriting. If you want to become a better screenwriter and you are not signed up for Corey’s class — seriously, get it together!
–Nick Weiss, Co-Writer and Director of the upcoming Paramount movie, Drunk Wedding
After four years, an MFA, and finally my first break into writing for television, I can say that no one–not even the best graduate programs are teaching what Corey is, and that integrating his techniques into the day-to-day framework of my writing has been the most important variable in any success I’ve had as a screenwriter. The skills I’ve learned have become my secret weapon in the writer’s room and one of the best things that have ever happened to my career. Anyone that has the opportunity to take his courses– consider yourself one of the lucky ones. I know I do.
–Tamara Carter, Staff Writer on The Fosters
Every client I sent to work with Corey has taken great leaps and bounds. His techniques are ingenious, unique and valuable for both beginners and seasoned professionals. I can’t recommend it enough.
– Jeff Graup, Literary Manager, Graup Entertainment
After taking all the popular screenwriting classes, which all basically teach the same thing, I swore off all such courses. I’m so glad my manager literally made me take Corey’s Workshop. Learning Creative Integration, Bisociation and Organic Story Design were absolutely essential in selling my first ever script.
— Lance Blundano, writer of Despair and The Hollows.
Corey is by far the best writing teacher I’ve ever had and taught me techniques I had never heard of before or since. After finishing his class I landed an agent and my first produced writing credit I sill consult the notes from Corey’s class in my writing as they’ve been indispensable.
– Keith Schreier, Staff Writer on Justified, The Good Wife
This is the first screenwriting class I’ve taken where I actually learned useful tools that I can take home and practice. I continue to use these tools as a professional writer on a daily basis. Studying with Corey was like my Masters Program.
– Diana Mendez, Staff Writer on Rosewood
After taking Corey’s seminar I had a whole new perspective on what makes a script great. The techniques and tools he gave us applied to every client’s screenplay, regardless of genre, and I’m amazed that no one has taught this approach previously. I highly recommend people take the time to hear what he has to say and absorb it.
– Richard Demato, Literary Manager and Partner, Fuse Entertainment
Corey’s instruction is ground-breakingly brilliant. I received my MFA in Filmmaking where I took dozens of screenwriting courses. My thesis film won the Gold Medal at theStudentAcademy Awards. I have representation as a writer/director. I have written five screenplays in the last two years. I’ve read every book there is on the subject. I don’t say this to brag. I say this to make a point. Corey’s class is the biggest wake up call of my life. I have devoted tremendous time, effort, and money to the craft of screenwriting, yet Corey’s class is the best investment of them all. I’ve never witnessed such drastic improvement in my writing in just a few short weeks.
– Patrick Alexander, writer and director of Rundown
As a development executive with the dubious honor of having to read countless boring predictable scripts written to the same old boring predictable formulas taught by a growing number of experts who have never actually written a successful script, I am appreciative someone is finally telling the truth. Anyone serious about wanting to be a professional writer needs to take Corey’s workshop.
– Michelle Sart Tanner
Taking Corey’s class was the single best thing I’ve done. I learned more from working with Corey than from all the other books and classes I’ve encountered put together. I can’t sing his praises enough.
– Lauren Ludwig, ABC’s The Gates
Over the years, I’ve developed an impressive distaste for screenwriting courses. Most offer little more than paint by numbers formulas and inapplicable industry advice. But Corey’s class is the exception to the rule. It was a wake up call to me. Corey’s teaching method is so unique, so singular, and effective it made me wonder how I ever wrote without it. It’s hands down, the best class out there!
– Gary Lundy, writer of A Happening of Monumental Proportions and Stache
I took the techniques Corey taught in the seminar and was able to solve the story problems of every single project we have in development. No exaggeration.
– Dan Potts, Literary Manager, The Impact Group
As a producer I’ve had the benefit of working in many writer’s rooms across a huge scope of genres and have found that it’s rare to find people who can articulate what makes a story great. And to find someone who can teach it? Almost impossible. Corey knows storytelling for the screen conclusively, he has the insight of working daily in the writing trenches, which means no matter who you are, or what stage you’re at, Corey can diagnose the problems in your writing, identify the weaknesses in your process and prescribe an individual solution to turn you into a great screenwriter.
– Vanessa Oxlad, Big Brother, The Starter Wife, Surf Patrol, Find 815, The Mosaic Collective
I feel as if I’ve been liberated from Story Structure Hell. I never could fit myself into those formulas and yet felt guilty and inadequate that I was unable to make it work according to their edicts. It always felt constricting and wrong. Thank you for showing me a sane way out.
– Jennifer Hoffman
Corey is quite possibly the best teacher I’ve ever had in any subject. I’m confident I’ll look back on studying with him as the critical turning point in my professional writing career. This was the best screenwriting-related money I’ve spent by far.
– Joseph Lurtz, The Last Homecoming Queen