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Helping writers find emotional connection to their scripts, refine their ‘voice’ and move toward a professional writing career.

What we offer

The Competitions

Coaching, Workshops & Live Events

Our annual Feature/Pilot Screenwriting Competition. Finalists get read by Literary Management Companies, and our Short Script Competition - the winner has their script read by professional actors, filmed, and produced.

Tim offers personal coaching and small workshops year-round for  writers at all levels. 

 

 We hold live events (live reads, panel discussions, mixers) regularly.  We’re a supportive, welcoming community for writers, wherever you are in the world.

Tips & Advice

We have a free and growing library of original videos, articles and carefully selected links to help build your command of craft, and navigate your writing career.

Who is Tim Schildberger?

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Tim is the founder, writing coach and person behind it all. Born and raised in Australia where he was the youngest writer ever on the globally popular TV series 'Neighbours', Tim moved to Los Angeles in 1997.

He created, wrote, produced and directed a 13 episode comedy series for the Travel Channel called 'Lawrence of America', which was seen across the USA and internationally.

While working closely with Sacha Baron Cohen as the leader of the Field Team on the feature film 'Borat', Tim learned a lot about the process of movie making, character creation, and communicating successfully with people from all walks of life.

Since launching his coaching services and screenwriting competitions in 2016, Tim has developed relationships with many leading Literary Managers and Producers, and has proudly helped other writers improve their skills and launch successful writing careers.

He continues his own writing, whilst raising twin daughters and fostering shelter kittens. He  occasionally plays tennis.

" Tim has one of the best story senses of anyone I know. He can always be counted on to locate whatever problem exists in a script and then, make a great suggestion on how to fix it. He has a no-nonsense, analytical understanding of story and character, which is very rare. Everything I write, I always run by him."

                                                                  - Gregg Ostrin - Screenwriter, TV writer, Playwright