The Munich Screenplay Workshop, Germany's longest-running successful training course of its kind, has been operated since 22 May, 1989 by the Munich University of Film and Television, together with the Bavarian minister president's office and the Bavarian State Radio Corporation.

During the course of one year's study, participants of the DrehbuchWerkstatt München receive basic instruction in story development, the language of film, film production and media law. Essentially, the focus is on the development of each student's screenplay. The DrehbuchWerkstatt München provides each participant with a personal professional advisor. In addition to this confidential advisor, all authors and advisors meet at regular intervals to discuss, as a group, the progress of each screenplay.

Furthermore, the participants work on specific tasks in groups, where they later get valuable perspectives on film and television industry background and reality from industry professionals: screenplay authors, TV editors, producers, agents. The contacts which naturally develop here prove useful especially after completion of the year's courses and allow our authors a smoother transition into their professional careers as screenwriters.

The DrehbuchWerkstatt München is free for its participants. To make uninterrupted participation possible, authors may apply for financial support in the form of a living allowance grant to a maximum value of € 4.600.

German (or "Bavarian" or rather "Munich") citizenship or reference is not necessary; the sole requirement is written and spoken fluency in the German language.