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Birkbeck Screenwriting Summer School 2018 - The Writer and the Industry

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THE WRITER AND THE INDUSTRY

July 6th-9th 2018


A free Birkbeck College weekend Summer School on Screenwriting with Screenwriters:
Barbara Cox, Paul Gallagher, Ken Williams, Mark Norfolk, Frazer Lee, Tanya Nash, and Phil Parker, Head of BeCr8ive.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SESSIONS - Open to all BA Film and Media students, Creative Writing students, MA Screenwriting students, Alumni and guests.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY SESSIONS - Open to MA Screenwriting students and Screenwriting Alumni only, unless by prior arrangement.

Session topics and students may be changed.


Friday 6th July - WORKING IN THE WORLD

Room MAL 532 Malet Street
Paul Gallagher, Tanya Nash, Mark Norfolk


11am -1pm - Adaptation & True Life Stories

Topics include: Copyright, Agreements, Novels, Research, Finding Structure, Pitfalls.

2pm- 5pm - Writing from Life

A series of three writing exercises to uncover the thinking of the creative screenwriter.
1. Research, interviewing, and dialogue
2. Visual logic, observation, time and scene sequencing
3. The Inner person , choices, decisions, emotions, psychological changes


Saturday 7th July - WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY

Room MAL 532 Malet Street
Barbara Cox, Paul Gallagher, Ken Williams


11am-12.30pm -The Working Writer

Topics include: Organizing your time, and your money. Different kinds of writing and commissions. Copyright, High and Low concept ideas. What to write, what the industry is looking for. Collecting stories. Synopses. Readings, Getting feedback. Rewriting.

1.30- 3pm - Working with Others

TV and film practice - markets, games, internet, co-writing, approaching and working with companies. Covering letters, pitching, meetings and contracts. Working with directors, actors, script editors, producers, agents, fees and payments, lawyers, managers. Developing your career.

3.30 pm - 5pm Audience Questions followed by Closing Statements


Sunday 8th July - HOW TO SELL YOUR PROJECT

Room MAL 532 Malet Street
Ken Williams, Paul Gallagher, Tanya Nash.

Two workshop sessions where the principles and practice of storytelling and pitching are addressed and participants are then asked to deliver their projects in a story or a pitch, and then receive feedback from the panel.

11am-1pm - Storytelling

How to tell a story - with a storytelling workshop

2pm- 4pm - Pitching

How to pitch – with a pitching workshop

4pm - PHIL PARKER on The Writer and the Industry

Phil is Head of BeCr8tive, an author on screenwriting, and has led many innovative screenwriting projects.



Monday 9th July - SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

Room MAL 532 Malet Street
Paul Gallagher. Tanya Nash, Frazer Lee.

6pm- 9pm - Principles and Practice of Rewriting

Stories and Texts. Prose and Script. Genres, Audiences and Themes. Is it Film or TV or what? What and when do you write and rewrite? How do you rewrite outlines and treatments, and different drafts of scripts? How do you make a good script great?
Reading scripts, and different kinds of reader? Feedback from others. Script and Project Development. Script editing. Other writers. The Industry and Project Development.

Including Exercises on Rewriting.

Questions on and choices for year two MA Screenwriting are answered.


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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email culture@bbk.ac.uk

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Nothing - Just yourselves will do! You do not need to print the tickets or save the mobile tickets.

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