SCREENWRITING FOR TELEVISION DRAMA
The importance of story in the golden age of TV drama
Script to pitch to screen (and phone)
Monday April 27th - Saturday May 2nd 2020
Aimed at both the first-timer and the experienced screenwriter, this workshop-intensive course focuses on the changing nature of the screen industry and how this is impacting on the journey from script to screen, for stories and their creators. Beginning with rigorous story surgery, writers will gain greater understanding of the need for distinctiveness and innovation in the age of digital distribution. You’ll also have the chance to develop cut-through pitch materials to deliver maximum impact. Individual and group sessions will cover writing, producing, programming, distribution and exhibition, transcending the mechanics of ‘how to’ handbooks to offer unique insight into the business derived from almost 40 years of professional screen practice.
Single room price: £815
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Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.
Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.
Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.
Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.
Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.
The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.