Screenwriting

Project development and creative storytelling

October 8th - October 13th 2018

Totleigh Barton

This week is aimed at nurturing projects for the screen from conception to completion. You will learn how to develop and generate story ideas for film and television as well as gain an insight into the mechanics of the industry. It will expand your understanding of basic structures and genres and explore creative techniques for building unique voices and engaging characters. Through practical exercises and case studies you will find your story and discover techniques to self-critique your future projects.

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COURSE TUTORS

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Monday

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

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.

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.

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.

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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