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6 Week Introduction to Screenwriting Fully Booked
DESCRIPTION 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" How does that work? The sessions are a mixture of theory and practical workshops. You will be expected to bring writing from week 3 for feedback and guidance. Who is it for? Anyone interested in writing for TV or Film. The sessions aim to 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 techniques to get them out of your head and onto the 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 in advance). Week 1: Introduction/theory session Week 2: Ideas -Getting started Week 3: Planning Week 4: Beginnings Week 5: Middle's Week 6: The End Price : Early bird £85 Standard £95 MeetUp Discount = 10% use code MEETUP Booking are limited and must be made in advance Dates: Tuesday 17th July - 21st August Tutor The course is run 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 Northern Writers Award, working professionally with the BBC, various production companies, shortlisted for the Alfrred Bradley Award and BAFTA Rocliffe Award to name just a few. Places are limited to avoid disappointment we recommend you book early. Follow on - Script Development Group The 6-week development group is an opportunity to develop your writing further in a forum environment. You can work at your own pace and will be steered by the facilitator 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. www.scriptwritingnorth.co.uk Cancellation 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. LOCATION Mad Lab, M4 1HN

Mad Lab

36-40 Edge Street · Manchester

What we're about

Want to get to the core of your story? Do you find you have lots of great ideas but they seem to fizzle out? Lack motivation or simply want to meet other like minded creative people?

Scriptwriting North runs introduction and weekly script development groups in Manchester and online classroom groups.

Our sessions are for new and experienced writers. The key is to have fun, challenge your writing and break the loneliness of writing.

The courses and groups are ran by script consultant and university lecturer, Beth McCann.

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