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Anything but child's play

GENRE: Film & TV & Writing for children & young adults
The Hurst

Explore writing TV for six to twelve-year-olds. Children’s TV has come a long way in the last 25 years. The audience may be young, but they’re fiercely critical – and spoilt for choice. So although there’s a strong market for children’s material, it’s highly competitive. We’ll look at how to hook your audience in and keep them watching. We’ll also cover the differences between writing live action and animation and talk about new opportunities in the digital space. You’ll leave equipped with loads of ideas for how to make the process exciting, audience friendly and fun.

The course will include:

  • How to develop compelling characters
  • What makes a good spec script
  • The difference between writing for live action and animation
  • Writing dialogue
  • How to lay out a script
  • The different stages of writing an episode, including premise, storyline, beat sheet and scene by scene breakdown
  • Working with a script editor
  • How to use hooks at the end of scenes
  • Writing the teaser
  • Pitching your idea

Suitable for beginners and for those who are already working on a script. Participants will have the opportunity to submit a sample of material prior to the week. Each tutor will feedback constructively in 30 minute tutorials.

Single room price: £760

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