Teacher & Speaker

Jill Chamberlain breaks down the challenges of crafting a feature film screenplay in a way that you can actually see, understand, and use in your own story. She's brought her celebrated lessons her Austin-based classroom to schools and groups across the country.


The Screenplay Workshop with Jill Chamberlain

The Screenplay Workshop is a long-running 10-week master course for new and experienced screenwriters alike. More than a weekly course, it's a launchpad for new talent, a community of diehard creatives, and a sounding board for seasoned writers.

The classes are available to at the Austin, Texas location or online via videoconference.

Speaking Engagements

Jill Chamberlain is available to speak to organizations and tailor workshops specifically for groups, as she has done for others including Maryland Institute College of Art, Austin Film Society, Writers’ League of Texas,  Austin School of Film, Austin Screenwriters Group, Reel Women, and The Writers Garret.

She has been a featured speaker/presenter at ScriptFest/the Great American Pitchfest, The Writers Store in L.A., Austin Film Festival's screenwriters conference, Parsons School of Design, the University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and BookPeople.

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The Nutshell Technique aims to pinpoint the heart of the story and eliminate glitches and gaps, and judging from my experience in the three-hour intensive, it does exactly that…The clarity achieved in only three hours was remarkable. Weeks later, my ideas continue to churn, and I have already referred back to my Nutshell worksheet. I ought to laminate this thing.
— Jessi Cape, The Austin Chronicle