“Parable opened my mind to a more ‘out of the box’ approach to story development.
Marla DuMont, W.G.A.  (Mike & Molly)

“Parable is the greatest screenwriting course you could ever take.” 
Bill Carruth, A.C.E.  (Scent of a Woman, Bad Boys, Godzilla)

“Parable’s easy step-by-step process is both innovative and inspiring.”
Rexford Metz, A.S.C.  (S.W.A.T, Courage Under Fire, 102 Dalmatians)

“Parable is the greatest screenwriting course you could ever take.”
Bill Carruth, A.C.E.  (Scent of a Woman, Bad Boys)

It opened my mind to an ‘out of the box’ approach to screenplay development.
Marla DuMont, W.G.A.  (Mike & Molly)

“Parable’s easy step-by-step process is both innovative and inspiring.”
Rexford Metz, A.S.C.  (S.W.A.T, Courage Under Fire)

ABOUT PARABLE

WHAT IT IS

Parable is a groundbreaking interactive story development process (taught by a veteran Hollywood screenwriter who has worked with Academy Award® winners) that will guide you from story idea to finished screenplay, and includes a free screenplay consultation of your completed first draft.

This inspiring process is a hands-on mentoring approach that comes with unlimited live-chat. It’s also a proven process for rewriting your existing script, which starts with a free one-hour story consultation via Skype.

 

HOW IT CAME ABOUT
This innovative process is the culmination of over twenty-five years of story development and screenwriting experience, during which Parable’s founder Tim Long sold, optioned, and pitched film projects at the studio level, and collaborated on screenplays of his with Academy Award® winning and nominated producers.

It’s also years of Mr. Long teaching screenwriting at the MFA level in a graduate film school that is ranked among the top University film programs in the world. 

And it’s years of professional story consulting, where Mr. Long has been recognized as one of the top screenplay consultants in the country, and has worked with everyone from beginners to an Academy Award® winner.

 

WHY IT’S UNIQUE
Great stories are about eliciting emotions. As such Parable focuses on the psychology of storytelling. It defines the key emotional building blocks of story and their effects on an audience. It not only shows you how these elements function narratively within all successful films, but it also breaks down how they emotionally move an audience and cause them to personally invest in your story.

ABOUT PARABLE

WHAT IT IS
Parable is a groundbreaking interactive story development process taught by a veteran Hollywood screenwriter who has worked with Academy Award® winners, that will guide you from story idea to finished first draft, and includes a free screenplay consultation of your completed first draft, as well as unlimited live-chat.

HOW IT CAME ABOUT 
This innovative process is the culmination of over twenty-five years of story development and screenwriting experience, during which Parable’s founder Tim Long sold, optioned, and pitched film projects at the studio level, and collaborated on screenplays of his with Academy Award® winning and nominated producers.

Mr. Long also taught screenwriting and filmmaking at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts for nearly two decades, where he was Head of the MFA Screenwriting Program.

Former FSU film students have gone on to sell screenplays and direct feature films such as; Moonlight (2017 Academy Award® Winner), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, It Follows (Cannes Critics Week Grand Prize Nomination), 11:14, Little Black Book, El GringoThe Myth Of The American Sleep Over, Echelon Conspiracy, Sophie’s Revengeand Deliverance Creek.

Others have gone on to successful careers in television, writing for such shows as; Jane by Design, Life As We Know It, Arrow, Mistresses, The Originals, Yes Dear, Desperate HousewivesSmallville, and Hollywood Girl.

 

BIO

SCREENWRITER
Tim Long has had projects at Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Universal Pictures. He has had original screenplays in development with Academy Award® winning producer Jeremy Kleiner (12 Years a Slave), as well as Academy Award® nominated producer Andrew Lazar (American Sniper).

In addition to writing the original screenplay for the feature film (Slaughter), released theatrically by Lionsgate, Mr. Long’s other screenwriting credits include (Shanghai 1920), which was shot on location in China, as well as the original screenplay for the feature film (Undeclared War).

 

 

SCREENWRITING PROFESSOR
Mr. Long taught screenwriting and filmmaking at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts for nearly two decades, where he was Head of the MFA Screenwriting Program.

Former FSU film students have gone on to sell screenplays and direct feature films such as; Moonlight (2017 Academy Award® Winner), The Maze RunnerMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials, It Follows (Cannes Critics Week Grand Prize Nomination), 11:14, Little Black Book, El GringoThe Myth Of The American Sleep Over, Echelon Conspiracy, Sophie’s Revengeand Deliverance Creek.

Others have gone on to successful careers in television, writing for such shows as; Jane by Design, Life As We Know It, Arrow, Mistresses, The Originals, Yes Dear, Desperate HousewivesSmallville, and Hollywood Girl.

To read Mr. Long’s full bio click here.

 

 

 

 

Check out a few excerpts from the Parable process. 

 

 

 

 

Check out a few excerpts from the Parable process.