Explore the key elements of screenwriting at this interactive course - from formatting a script for film or TV, to creating relatable characters and quotable dialogue
Learn how to get your screenplay idea out of your head and onto the page at this interactive course with award-winning screenwriter Steve Attridge. The class will introduce you to the essential elements of screenwriting – from formatting a script for film or TV, to creating relatable characters and quotable dialogue.
Ideal for novice scriptwriters, but packed with enough specialist knowledge to be of use to those with more experience, this is the ideal course for anyone who wants to master the art and craft of screenwriting. Plus, you’ll even receive a few expert tips on pitching your work to the right people in the film and TV industry.
- Understanding the medium – the fundamental differences between film and TV
- What to do before writing – how to brainstorm ideas for a story
- Layout and technical tips for writing and submitting scripts
- Simple tools for creating strong characters, and charting a hero’s journey
- An expert’s guide to plotting
- Visualising techniques - and how they shape the writing process
- Making a scene - emotional set-up and pay-off within scenes
- Practical exercises, with opportunity for solution-based feedback
- Q&A and discussion
Steve Attridge’s work includes 17 books, a dozen TV series and seven feature films, as well as documentary dramas, TV films, stage plays and poetry. Awards include an RTS for Best TV Drama Series, two BAFTA nominations, an Eric Gregory Award and two Writers Guild Awards. His latest novel, The Natural Law, came straight in at number one in the Kindle Singles Bestsellers. Find out more about Steve on his website.
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