Introductory Course Outline

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We enable you to complete the first draft of a screenplay based on your idea and you will have a plan of how to take it to the next stage.

Week 1
Introductions & Genres
  • Student introductions
  • The ongoing evolution of genres
  • How you get involved by writing your story
Week 2
Characters & Structure
  • Developing Characters and finding the structure
  • Give birth to a plausible bank robber, monster or hero, with their story unfolding along traditional storytelling form
Week 3
Pitch Your Idea
  • Participant Pitches
  • Pitch as the first step to negotiation
  • Beat Sheet Briefing
Week 4
Rhythm and Heartbeat
  • Beat sheet walk through (TV: Episode structure)
  • Construct rhythms and the heartbeat of your story
  • Develop an awareness how much planning detail you need
  • Spot your peers’ achievement and challenges
Week 5
The First 10 Pages
  • Set- Up (TV: Characters)
  • Create a convincing setting for your story
  • Fish out of water: The water
  • Are theme and characters clear?
Week 6
The Next 10 Pages
  • Adventure (TV: Story World rules)
  • Exposing the problem: Your character’s need? Conflict?
  • Is every scene moving the story forward?
Week 7
The Third 10 Pages
  • Turning Point (TV: Sample scene of 10 pages)
  • SURPRISE!!! Or is it?
  • The threshold into the unfamiliar
  • Briefing – Who would you like to work with?
Week 8
Networking & Collaborators
  • Networking, Directors and Producers
  • Participants potential collaborators
  • Focus on the relevant industry decision makers and their work
  • Action Plan Briefing
Week 9
Student Action Plans
  • Tailored action plans for the next stages of your development
  • Finish asap, or have a think?
  • Who you need to talk to…

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Develop your Voice

  • Finish your screenplay in 10 weeks
  • Commit time to focus on your writing
  • Get regular support from industry professionals no matter where you are based

write your Screenplay

  • Select your genre
  • Introduce your character
  • Create the turning point

Community of Writers

  • Collaborate closely with a small-but-diverse community of other aspiring writers
  • Live online private writers’ rooms
  • Learn to work with other writers through moderated group writing challenges
  • Share your writing in a closed, safe environment that offers constructive feedback

Join the industry

  • Get one-to-one support from industry professionals at key stages of your work
  • Pitch your idea, network & meet potential collaborators
  • Mix with industry decision-makers
  • Create your ACTION PLAN for success

Book a call to discuss the course

Provide your details to book a 15-minute call with the course leader to dicuss the suitability of the course for you.
Writing Workshop starts 13 October 2022. Register your interest now!