Screen Writing Masterclass

This course covers all the essential information needed for screen writers wanting to learn how to develop scripts for film and television.

The course will cover how to generate new ideas and develop them into treatments and scripts; with fully-fledged storylines, narrative arcs and believable characters. How to write convincing dialogue that is not expositional but reflects and reveal the characters you have created.

‘Goal, obstacle, action. The Holy Trinity of screenwriting.’

Screenplays need structure and narrative drive. But they also need character. Plots make films watchable, interesting characters make them memorable. When was the last time anyone came out of a cinema and said, ‘What a wonderful structure?’ And what is the most common note of Producers? The characters need more development.

There’s no formula for developing strong character; yes they need goals and obstacles, but they also need an inner life. Character and structure go hand in hand.

And remember: Strong characters attract strong actors, who in return attract finance. Screen writing is a business.

Students will explore and story structure, the basis of all good screenplays, and learn how to develop their screenplay from a selling draft into a shooting script; using a professionally accepted screenplay format.

By the end of the course students will have a greater understanding of the creative process from ‘script to screen’ and have a comprehensive overview of the ‘business’; including literary agents, production companies, broadcasters and financing projects. Students are encouraged to bring an idea they may which to explore or screenplay they have been working on, to develop during the course.

  • Plots and sub-plots
  • Genre and tone
  • Character and character led narrative
  • Creating realistic dialogue
  • The demands of TV Series writing
  • Soaps
  • Single TV dramas
  • The spec market and selling your script

Plus writers are offered the opportunity of further mentoring by an established screenwriter.

*** For any individual or group bookings dates are not shown, please contact us via email ***

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Tue 03 January 2017 10:00 am Thu 05 January 2017 5:00 pm Sync Films Academy £398.00
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Wed 11 January 2017 10:00 am Fri 13 January 2017 5:00 pm Sync Films Academy £398.00
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Wed 01 March 2017 10:00 am Fri 03 March 2017 5:00 pm Sync Films Academy £398.00
Wed 17 May 2017 10:00 am Fri 19 May 2017 5:00 pm Sync Films Academy £398.00
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