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RTS Futures NI: The Screenwriters' Session

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SEMINAR ROOM, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY STUDENT GUIDANCE CENTRE (1-7 University Terrace, Belfast BT9 6BD)

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An opportunity to learn from successful screenwriters about what makes a comedy show a hit! Learn how they got into the industry and how best to approach commissioners to get your work out there. Led by Keith Martin (Development Producer at BBC Writersroom) and Stephen Mullan (Writer/ Director) who will reveal their path to success through an interactive look at their own work, showcasing one of their own scripts and clips to show how a director and cinematographer can interpret your writing. There will also be a time frame to interact and network with fellow attendees.

Stephen became a photographer in 1986. In 1988 he completed a BBC production course. He is best known as a music video director and DOP & editor. Clients included BBC, UTV, CBS, CBC, ABC, NBC, NFB, RTE, C4, indie companies, record labels and music artists. On the side he has been a script doctor/editor for tv, stage, radio and film. As well as having been a lecturer in film, Stephen also ran a successful live comedy company. His experience in writing comedy has led to him completing a feature film screenplay. He is currently in production with two feature length documentaries.

Keith is one of the creative forces behind the recent hit Soft Border Patrol for BBC1 NI, as well as the iPlayer series Fright Shorts and upcoming Short Stories for Grownups for Radio Ulster. A former “Broadcast Hotshot” from Northern Ireland, Keith held a producer role for BBC Comedy/ BBC Studios prior to joining the Writersroom.

Keith is responsible for launching and producing the BBC online strands Short Stuff and Tight Shorts and Fright Shorts on BBC iPlayer. His TV producer/development producer credits include Pumped andV-Sign for BBC3, Stop/Start for BBC1, Soft Border Patrol as well as Headwreckers and APE For C4 and E4. Keith co-wrote and produced two series of SKETCHY for BBC1NI and Touching People for RTE2, co-devised and series produced RTS nominated Monumental for BBC1 NI and co-devised Bad Language for Radio Ulster/Radio Scotland/ BBC1 NI and the award winning Breaking the News for Radio Scotland.



Tea and coffee provided.

Tickets free of charge and one purchase of ticket per person allowed.

Many thanks to Queen’s University Belfast for hosting this workshop.

Any queries please email rtsfuturesni@rts.org.uk

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