SCREENWRITING FOR TELEVISION DRAMA

The importance of story in the golden age of TV drama

Monday June 15th - Saturday June 20th 2020

The Hurst

We are in a golden age of TV. New dramas are appearing every week; new streaming services and bigger budgets have raised the bar for prestige shows. But what makes a great TV series? And how do you know if your story will work on TV? What are the key ingredients that will make your script stand out? This course is for writers getting their heads around TV drama writing, who have an idea they are developing but are open to new ideas too. Through a mixture of discussion, workshops and one-to-ones, we will help shape your stories into scripts and share our insights into the world of drama development.

Single room price: £850

 

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The Hurst

The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, were the former home of playwright John Osborne.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Wednesday

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.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

Thursday

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.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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