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 , previous participants have said:
"it gave me confidence in my writing".
"it was fun and informal"
"Great to meet other writers and make new friends"
Webinar onine classroom- How does that work?
You will be sent invitations to each meeting online through a service called webex. The group will then meet online (the same as a 'live' group only you'll be in the comfort of your own home).
Sessions are recorded so you can rewatch your feedback.
You don't need any fancy technology other than a web cam and a built in microphone.
Who is it for?
Anyone interested in writing for TV or Film. 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 for before (or not) these sessions will help you think about your ideas in more detail and ways to get them on paper.
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 supported to write your own short film (you do not need to have anything prepared inadvance).
Week 1: Introduction/theory session
Week 2: Ideas -Getting started
Week 3: Planning
Week 4: Beginnings
Week 5: Middle's
Week 6: The End
The course is ran by Beth McCann a new writing specialist and lecturer in scriptwriting at various universities.
Scriptwriting North is the northwests independent new writing hub, supporting new and emerging writers. Current participants have won the Channel 4 Nortern Writers Award, working professionally with the BBC, various production companies, short listed for the Alfrred Bradley Award and BAFTA Rocliffe Award,
Follow on - 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.
Any cancellations over 7 days before the course started will be refunded in full. If you need to cancel with less than 7 days notice we can happily transfer your booking on to one of our other courses.