Online Writing Day: Screenwriting | Transform your screenplay | Arvon
Online Writing Day: Screenwriting

Online Writing Day: Screenwriting

Transform your screenplay
  • Philip Shelley
Date Friday August 30th 2024, 10:00 - 16:00 BST
Location Online

Join expert Script Consultant, Philip Shelley, for an immersive day looking at all the elements that go into making a great screenplay.

You’ll focus on your idea and how to create a logline, story premise and proposition. You’ll explore how to identify and hone the form, tone and genre of your script as well as the pace, exposition, structure and story world. How do you maximise the dramatic impact of the story you’re telling? You’ll examine your characters making sure that they are fascinating and engaging and that their stories are compelling. You’ll delve into dialogue and you’ll leave with tips on how to make it serve the story in the best ways possible. You’ll assess the importance of presentation and how to get your story onto the page as clearly and effectively as possible and finally you’ll spend time on what to do when your script is ready, how to find a producer, a production company and a literary agent.

This day will be filled with workshops, illustrative clips, fun and exercises. You’ll leave the day re-energised and on the path to transforming your screenplay.

Is this course for me?

Our one-day courses are aimed at anyone who is currently, or would like to begin, writing. They are often attended by:

All sessions of the day are delivered live via Zoom meetings, with the option of cameras off or on. We strongly encourage you to participate in the live sessions, but if you find yourself unable to attend on the day, it will be possible to watch the recordings of each session at any time over the course of the following month.

We have limited concession places available for this course (which are bookable through the usual booking process), as well as some fully funded places for those who cannot afford the concession rate. For more information please email

Online: £90

Concessions: £63

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, a limited number of 30% concessions are available for this course at checkout, as well as two fully funded places for those who cannot afford the concession rate. To request a fully funded place please email

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On the Day

10-11.30 Morning workshop part one 

11.30-11.45 Tea break 

11.45-12.45  Morning workshop part two 

12.45-13.45 Lunch 

13.45-15.15 Afternoon workshop   

15.15-15.30 Tea break 

15.30-16.00 Final Q&A/next steps 



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