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Aaron Sorkin

Teaches Screenwriting

Your script starts here.

Aaron Sorkin wrote his first movie on cocktail napkins. Those napkins turned into A Few Good Men, starring Jack Nicholson. Now, the Academy Award winning writer of The West Wing and The Social Network is teaching screenwriting. You’ll learn his rules of storytelling, dialogue, character development, and what makes a script actually sell. By the end, you'll write unforgettable screenplays.


Watch, listen, and learn as Aaron teaches the essentials of writing for television and film.


A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps and supplemental materials.


Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Aaron will also critique select student work.

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Aaron is incredibly bright and speaks in real terms/actionable steps for me as a screenwriter...not in the abstract. I enjoyed the real and actionable instruction.

Mamta Valderramais an author and entrepreneur in Los Angeles. She is a student in Aaron Sorkin’s MasterClass.

I enjoyed the major themes: intention & obstacle, developing good habits, and the challenges of being a writer. I look forward to applying Aaron's ideas to my work

Marc Chungis a software engineer and writer who lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

All the struggles I face as a writer, he faces them too. It's refreshing to see Aaron speaking to the camera finding clever ways to paint a picture with words.

Sim Grewallis a writer, musician and filmmaker from LA. He enjoys playing the drums and correcting your grammar.

I loved Sorkin's unique insights and his compassionate, encouraging nature when talking with his students. I had no idea how much heart the guy had.

Eric Gloveris a screenwriter with a passion for sci-fi and action. He studied screenwriting at Sarah Lawrence College.

Loved listening to Aaron lecture, share his experiences, and engage with his students around the table.

Maria Staffordis a writer in Las Vegas. She is a student in Aaron Sorkin's MasterClass.



We offer full refunds up to 30 days after purchase.

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Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.



When does the class start?

Aaron's MasterClass is now live! Enroll today to get instant access.

What does the enrollment fee include?

  • Access to every lesson in the class
  • A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps, takeaways, and assignments
  • Membership in an active community of engaged students where you can receive and provide feedback on assignments
  • Access to instructor feedback and answers in Office Hours
  • Class-specific tools to help you practice your craft
  • You can see more information about what the class includes at

What format does the class take?

MasterClass is an immersive online experience with a curriculum designed by the instructor. Each MasterClass includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students use the community to share their thoughts, upload projects, and provide feedback for other students.

How long is the class?

Aaron Sorkin's Screenwriting MasterClass has 5+ hours of exclusive video lessons.

Is the class live?

Aaron's MasterClass has pre-recorded video lessons, which can be watched at anytime. There are live opportunities to connect with your fellow classmates, which are announced as they come.

Can I download the videos?

No, the videos are not downloadable, they are available for streaming from your account at any time.

Will Aaron see my work?

We do not guarantee critiques from Aaron. We may have opportunities for students to submit work to Aaron, and students will be notified as those opportunities arise. MasterClass does not accept unsolicited work.

How do I contact MasterClass?

Send us an email at and we'll be happy to help.

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Aaron Sorkin

Teaches Screenwriting

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Character Intro

The West Wing

On Writing Dialogue