Online 6 Week Introduction to Scriptwriting for Screen
Monday, 29 June 2015 at 20:00 - Monday, 3 August 2015 at 22:00 (BST)
This 6 week course is designed to both give you the theory and tools necessary to begin writing but also the opportunity to put this into practice.
By the end of the 6 weeks you will have pitched, planned and written your own short film. The 6 weeks are intensive and enjoyable.
Who is it for? Anyone Interested in writing. The sessions will hopefully help you in all mediums of writing. Writing for screen is like learning a new instrument. Regardless of what forms you've written in before (or not) these sessions will help you think about your ideas in more detail and give you ways to get them on paper. The groups are limited to just 6 people so you can get plenty of time for tutor and peer feedback.
You do not need to have written to before to benefit from these sessions. They are designed for new writers.
What will it cover
You will be introduced to thinking about structure,character,dialogue and formatting. You will be assisted to write your own short film (you do not need to have anything prepared inadvance).
Week 1: Introduction to structure and character.
Week 2: Ideas -Getting started
Week 3: Planning
Week 4: Beginnings
Week 5: Middle's
Week 6: The End
The session is ran by Beth McCann. Our tutor is University lecturer and a guest speaker a various writing organisations. Beth specialises in developing new writers. She has also ran the Northern Film Network and has been a script consultant for the regional screen agency. Places are limited to avoid disappointment we recommend you to book early.
The sessions (webinars) are delivered through Cisco Webex. In advance of the course commencing you will be given a unique login to the group. The sessions are live and particpants are very much active parts of the sessions, providing and receiving feedback.
Handouts, links and presentations will be uploaded to the meeting space.
The sessions will be recorded so you can review your feedback.
You need to have internet access and a webcam.
Early Bird Discount ***The 6 week course is just £75 however if you book before the 1st May 2015 you will be eligible for the reduced price of £70****
6 Week Script Development Group
The 6 week development group is an opportunity to develop your writing further in a forum environmnent. You can work at your own pace and will be steered by the facilitor as to what to do next with the development of your script. Current participants are writing short films, TV series and films. It's a great chance to share ideas, keep motivated and build a portfolio of work.
Get to the core of your stories.
Scriptwriting North has worked with 100's of new, emerging and experienced writers. Our courses cover TV, Film and Radio.
We are passionate about supporting you to be the best writer you can be.
Writing can be a lonely endevour and our sessions are designed not only to offer you inspiration, practical approaches and to break down the theory but we offer a space for writers to come together to be motivated, challenged and importantly to share ideas and to laugh.
Whether you're looking to write for the big screen, to build a portfolio of work or just for fun, the sessions will work for you.
Courses take place in Manchester City Centre and through Webinar sessions.
The programmes range from 6 week introductory evening courses, 1 day intensive workshops, ongoing weekly writing groups, a script reading service. and bespoke 1-2-1 online sessions.