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Harnessing The Screen Idea
Tue 27 June 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
So what makes a good screen idea? The answer will vary from a full-length feature film, a short film, to a “B” story on a television series.
Many problems faced by most of us as screenwriters in developing and pitching ideas is that we struggle to clarify what a screen idea actually is.
In desperation, we try to force an idea into the wrong length or genre.
Funke Oyebanjo explains how these pitfalls can be anticipated and worked out by giving you a framework to harness and develop your screen idea by exploring the relationship between plot, theme, story, genre, form and style.
Funke Oyebanjo is a script consultant, trainer and scriptwriter. After receiving her Masters in Screenwriting from the London College of printing, She became one of the Founder members of the Talawa theatre writers group and had her first play reading at Soho theatre.
Apart from having various shorts produced, her television script The Window was produced for Channel Four’s Coming up season. She also has three screen feature projects in development with a London film based company. The German based script development company, Script house for development at the Berlin film festival’s talent campus, selected one of her projects The Land.
As a lecturer and script reader she has worked extensively at the University of the Arts, London, Queen Mary University of London and Central Film school, for BBC writers room, BBC World service, The UK Film council and Creative England.
She was selected as a juror for prestigious Skillset Creative and innovative award for Women in Television and film and the I will Tell film festival. Until recently was a Development consultant with the Arena Majicka in Norway. Funke Oyebanjo is also social commentator for BBC Radio London and a PhD candidate at Middlesex University.