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TV Writing Course Creator James Hurst
Screenright Founder James Hurst

Welcome to Screenright

At Screenright, we offer online TV writing courses and resources designed for aspiring television writers and showrunners. With our expert guidance, you’ll learn how to write a TV pilot that sells, create a series, and accelerate your transition into a professional screenwriter and showrunner.

Welcome to Screenright

TV Writing Course Creator James Hurst
Screenright Founder James Hurst

At Screenright, we offer TV writing courses and resources designed for aspiring television writers and showrunners. With our expert guidance, you’ll learn how to write a TV pilot that sells, create a series, and accelerate your transition into a professional screenwriter and showrunner.

James Hurst, a TV writing instructor, and Maestro Fresh Wes, a rapper, standing side by side and smiling at the camera. They are in a classroom setting, surrounded by whiteboards and posters with TV show logos. It appears that they are discussing TV writing courses, as they both have notebooks in their hands and are pointing to the whiteboard. The atmosphere is creative and collaborative, with a focus on learning the craft of TV writing from experienced professionals.
On set with rapper/actor Maestro Fresh Wes

Meet James.

James Hurst is a Toronto-based television writer, creator, and showrunner, and the CEO and founder of Screenright, an online platform offering comprehensive screenwriting and TV writing courses. 

James has written close to 50 produced episodes of TV, working on prestigious series like Degrassi: The Next Generation, Being Erica, Flashpoint, Wynonna Earp, Hardy Boys and more. 

A 2010 Peabody Award winner, Showrunner of the Year nominee, two time Gemini nominee, two time Canadian Screenwriting Award winner and five time nominee, James is one of the most respected and trusted screenwriters in Canada.  

Meet James

James Hurst, a TV writing instructor, and Maestro Fresh Wes, a rapper, standing side by side and smiling at the camera. They are in a classroom setting, surrounded by whiteboards and posters with TV show logos. It appears that they are discussing TV writing courses, as they both have notebooks in their hands and are pointing to the whiteboard. The atmosphere is creative and collaborative, with a focus on learning the craft of TV writing from experienced professionals.
On set with rapper/actor Maestro Fresh Wes

James Hurst is a Toronto-based television writer, creator, and showrunner, and the CEO and founder of Screenright, an online platform offering comprehensive screenwriting and TV writing courses. 

James has written close to 50 produced episodes of TV, working on prestigious series like Degrassi: The Next Generation, Being Erica, Flashpoint, Wynonna Earp, Hardy Boys and more. 

A 2010 Peabody Award winner, Showrunner of the Year nominee, two time Gemini nominee, two time Canadian Screenwriting Award winner and five time nominee, James is one of the most respected and trusted screenwriters in Canada.  

What Writers Say

"James helped me sort through my structure, characters, themes, scenes and intent of my story. Working with James elevated my material to a level where it is now seriously being considered in the marketplace and impacting future employment in a positive way."
Andrew Burrows-Trotman, a screenwriter, sitting at a desk with a laptop in front of him. He is leaning back in his chair, looking thoughtful and contemplative, perhaps reflecting on his experience teaching TV writing courses. The background is out of focus, but there are some books and papers on the desk, suggesting that he is deep in thought and focused on his craft.
Andrew Burrows-Trotman
screenWriter (The Porter, utopia falls)
"I really appreciate James' encouragement and guidance. He has always given me feedback that helps shape my scripts and find focus on what I want to write. James has the perspective and tools to guide you toward your goals, whatever they may be."
Faisal Lutchmedial, a filmmaker and TV writing instructor, standing in front of a whiteboard covered in notes and diagrams related to TV writing courses. He is pointing to the board with a marker in hand and appears to be in the middle of an engaging lecture or discussion. The background is blurred, but there are some chairs and tables visible, suggesting that he is teaching a class in a classroom or seminar setting.
Faisal Lutchmedial
screenWriter (Ransom, Endings)
"I came into the Screenright program with a few ideas, but James and his method helped me narrow my focus. I also found his methods useful in breaking down other series. Plus, James is so enthusiastic for your projects! It's nice having such a supportive cheerleader."
Casper Lynn, a screenwriter and TV writing instructor, sitting at a desk with a laptop. They are typing on keyboard with a focused expression, perhaps preparing for an upcoming class or grading student assignments. The background is out of focus, but there are some papers and books on the desk, suggesting they are hard at work on their craft as a teacher and writer.
Casper Lynn
Screenwriter
"James breaks down the daunting task of 'just write' into steps and processes that make getting started so much more manageable. James is such a supportive instructor who has put care into making his classes clear and easy to digest, while still both fun and informative."
Michelle Samcoe, a screenwriter and instructor of online screenwriting courses, sitting at a desk with a laptop in front of her. She is smiling at the camera and appears to be in the middle of an engaging video conference or webinar. The background is out of focus, but there are some books and notes on the desk, suggesting that she is a dedicated teacher and a passionate writer.
Michelle Samcoe
Screenwriter

Mission Statement

At Screenright, our primary mission is to empower aspiring writers and showrunners to tell the stories that matter most to them. Our primary means of achieving this mission is through our courses for TV writers

These courses are designed to guide and enlighten our community, fostering their skills in creating compelling TV. We strive to provide a constructive and inclusive platform for learning and collaboration, promoting growth, and a spirit of camaraderie among our participants.

What Writers Say

"James is a terrific writer, storyteller and screenwriter. I have been guided by his knowledge about not just writing a script, but finding the answers to the more fundamental questions: Why this story? Why now? Why am I the one to write it? How to make it pop? James knows.” ​
Bestselling author Andrew Pyper
Andrew Pyper
Bestselling Author Of Audible's #1 Scripted Series Oracle.

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