Intensive Workshop: Scriptwriting Lab 2013

With Donna Sharpe and CJ Hopkins (August 12th-15th)
Cost: 350 euros
Venue: The Alte Kantine, Wedding

Got a great idea for a screen or stage play? Want to develop it properly before writing your first draft? Written that first draft, but got a bit lost along the way? Preparing to send your script out, but would like to put it to the test and get feedback from professional scriptwriters before you do?

The Reader Berlin’s Scriptwriting Lab with Donna Sharpe and C.J. Hopkins is an intensive 5-day script development course designed for both beginning and more experienced screenwriters and playwrights. Through an inspiring mix of lectures, workshops and individual mentoring sessions, the Lab will provide you with the practical tools and knowledge you need to take the next step in your writing process. And to relax? An optional evening programme, including a final celebratory dinner, will be on the cards.

Course Tutors:

Donna Sharpe has written and directed award-winning documentary films for the BBC; had her first play workshopped at the Royal National Theatre Studio, London; and has a major historical drama series in development with ITV Studios and ZDF, as well as two feature-length screenplays optioned by independent producers. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from U.E.A.

C.J. Hopkins began writing for the stage in New York City in the 1990s. His plays have been commissioned, produced and have toured internationally, playing theatres and festivals such as Riverside Studios (London), 59E59 Theaters (New York), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), and the Du Maurier World Stage Festival (Toronto), among many others. His playwriting awards include the 2002 Best of the Fringe Firsts in Edinburgh, Scotsman Fringe Firsts for New Writing in 2002 and 2005, and the 2004 Best of the Adelaide Fringe award. Editions of his plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Methuen) and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. He holds a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Miami.

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  • Victoria G.

    Very excited today to confirm the guest writer for our Scriptwriting Lab 2013 summer intensive course (Aug 12th-16th). Conor Horgan is an Irish screenwriter / director whose most most recent film premiered this week at the Galway Film Fleadh to a fantastic reception (
    We will be screening his first feature, ONE HUNDRED MORNINGS which won the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild Best Feature Script in 2011.
    Conor also teaches on the Master's course in filmaking with Filmbase, Dublin/Staffordshire University. To find out more or sign up, please visit The Reader Berlin's website.

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