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Screenplay Academy

Screenwriting Studio & Private Coaching

With Hollywood Screenreader Alan Pannell

Feature Screenplays

TV or Web Series Scripts

Short Film Scripts

Find Your Path to a Better Story

Many new screenwriters fall short by not being aware of the strengths of their stories. With the right mindset, you can push past old limits and take your script to the next level. I specialize in helping you find the true heart of your story using your own inspirations.

I’ll help you identify the strongest elements in your screenplay and what areas need improvement. My feedback is highly personalized to meet the needs of your particular story and genre.

Screenplay Academy offers custom coaching options for every goal.

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You’re not lost.
You’re here.

When you’re ready, the path will appear.

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”


“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”


“Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”


About Your Script Coach

I am a five-year second round reader for the Austin Film Festival, a screenwriter & short film director, and occasional movie extra.

Formerly, I was a law librarian specializing in teaching law with film, a movie theater projectionist, and video store manager.

I have a master’s degree in Film and Popular Culture, with a focus on film & TV screenwriting, film & story analysis, and Hollywood history.

I bought my first film book at the age of 12 from a classmate for a quarter. It was a 16mm film catalog retrieved from the trash.

As a veteran contest reader, I have an insider’s perspective on what it takes to get to each level of a screenwriting competition.

I’ve read professionally in all genres, including drama, comedy, action, adventure, thriller, horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.

My goal, and the reason for Screenplay Academy, is to help new writers tell their unique story in the most powerful way possible.

Alan Pannell

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