... and of course general networking. Feb 28th, 8pm, Kitty OSheas.
Peter Vickers, who runs another meetup group [parisdrama] among many other things, has offered to do an evening workshop, which is structured as a group writing event.... Peter's description follows after. So if you are a beginner, and want a little brainstorm and structure help, or are experienced, and want to see how Peter thinks, warming your brain while networking with possible collaborators.... show up. Simple as that.
Here's the pitch:
AN INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING
Tonight we’re going to write a screenplay!
OK, not exactly, but we can get the structure in place. We’ll do this together. You suggest the title, genre, characters and “plot points” and together we’ll create the model of a story.
We often have great ideas, but lack the techniques to get them written. We have a beginning but no end, a middle but no beginning etc. Or perhaps we mistake a premise for a story?
Before you create a first draft, it’s useful to work out whether you have a story to tell. By following principals of structure you can start to understand what you have and what you still need.
I hope this race through the basics of screenwriting structure will provide ideas and insights for writers, film-makers and actors alike.
The night will be hosted by Peter Vickers, an English resident of Paris and Paris Film Crew member. www.meetup.com/parisdrama
Peter’s had two scripts produced by the BBC in the UK: “FRENCH SEX AT THE WILMSLOW REX” and “THE NQ48.” Plus he’s also written and produced two films, “A DROP OF THE PURE” (2009) plus “THE LOVE THAT LASTS FOREVER” - currently in post-production.
He completed the BBC SPARKS RADIO course – the BBC’s in house training for new writers and was invited into the ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE in London to attend thier professional training after they received his stage play, GONZO.
He’s represented by The Micheline Steinberg Literary Agency in London.