"Writing a pilot is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do in your life." - Aaron Sorkin.

It’s true. Writing a strong pilot script is challenging. But it’s also true that a TV writer can’t break into the industry without an original pilot script (or two or three) in their portfolio.

As a professional TV writer who’s written pilots (I wrote the pilot for the teen music drama Instant Star which ran on CTV and The N for four years) I know how difficult it is to write a strong pilot that ticks all the boxes.

That’s why I’ve created a suite of courses to take writers through the entire pilot writing process, from idea to final rewrite. Check out my courses below, I think you’ll find they’re just what you need to write the pilot script which takes your career to the next level.

Happy writing!

James Hurst

TV Creator's Blueprint

Write your Pilot Outline in just 8 weeks

Take the all important first step on the journey to writing your pilot script. Start with your idea and develop it into a strong outline. Plus, learn a set of tools that will help you snag that all important first job.

LEVEL: All levels.

Pilot Script Lab

Write Your Pilot Script in just 12 Weeks

From Outline to Script is a live course, where you write your pilot script with guidance and feedback from an award-winning showrunner and other writers in online Zoom sessions.

LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate.

Pilot Rewrite Lab

Rewrite your Pilot Script in just 12 Weeks

Pilot Rewrite Lab is a live online course where you interact with an award-winning showrunner and other writers in writing room sessions on Zoom.

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced  

Your shortcut to screenwriting success

Join our courses today and experience an elevated learning experience.


Develop high level writing techniques and methods from an award-winning screenwriter & showrunner who knows your struggles.


Learn about the business of screenwriting, including how to pitch, sell scripts, and navigate the complexities of the industry.


Join our online community of screenwriting students and take part in exclusive events, accountability check-ins and Q and A's.

What Our Writers Say

I came into the 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 (Maryland, USA)

James breaks down the daunting task of ‘just write’ into steps and processes that make getting started so much more manageable. James has put such care into making his lessons clear and easy to digest, while still both fun and informative

- Michelle Samcoe (Toronto, Canada)

“The Screenright programs were everything I hoped for, and more. James’ lessons, workbooks and methods were very insightful and inspiring. I think his programs are not only very useful for people who are just starting out, but also a great refresher course for experienced writers about the fundamentals of screenwriting.”

Jop Esmeijer (Rotterdam, NL)

What We Believe.

At Screenright, we believe that aspiring screenwriters like you should be empowered to tell the stories that matter most to you. In order to do that, you need the support, inspiration and guidance from professional screenwriters who have walked in your shoes.

The problem is that the screenwriters who need the most guidance and support receive the least.

We believe that by sharing the insights, tools and creative strategies professional writers possess we can reduce the barriers to entry for new writers, and enrich our community with new voices.

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