Main goal of the writer’s factory is the development of a feature film script based on the participant’s own material. Over ten weekends’ twelve participants develop their idea from an expose to a professional treatment that is ready to sell. Renowned lecturers accompany this creative process and help their students to develop each story and its characters to its maximum potential. The course also gives practical information and guidance that a scriptwriter needs to survive in the modern media merket. The course teaches the arts and crafts of scriptwriting including how to build a screenplay, how to create emotions in the audience and why human relations are at the core of a script. In addition to scriptwriting the participants learn about processes and commissioning principles to be prepared for with commissioning editors and producers. They learn about filmfunding, financing strategies and marketappraisal. The writer’s factory closes with the pitching event of the Cologne Conference where every participant has the opportunity to present his/her story to a professional audience.