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Course descriptions

Neo Noir and the Dark Thriller - A Euroscript Screenwriting workshop with Ian Long & Monday Monthly Script Development Workshops – with Theresa Boden

Neo Noir and the Dark Thriller - Euroscript Screenwriting workshop with Ian Long

Wednesday 31 January 10am – 5pm

 Workshop Content: Do you find antiheroes and flawed, conflicted or damaged protagonists intriguing? Are you attracted to stories that resist the easy certainty of happy endings and neat resolutions? Do you suspect that human psychology and motivations are more twisted and disturbed than many people are willing to admit? Then you should be writing Neo Noir. This seminar unpacks the genre to find the ideas that make it tick, and shows how these can be applied to make great new stories. Fun exercises will stimulate your writing, sending you home with a basic outline and notes towards future projects.

Venue:  BECTU Sector Office, 373-377 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT

Who’s it for?: Screenwriters, directors and producers interested in exploring the Genre or are creating or currently working on Neo-Noir projects.

Date: Wednesday 31st January 10am – 5pm

Cost : 20% reduction for BECTU members. Early Bird Offer before January 15: £68 discounted rate for BECTU members (£85 for non-members). Price after January 15: £80 discounted rate for BECTU members (£99 for non-members).

Booking : and further details:

& regular monthly

Monday Script Development Workshops – with Theresa Boden

Got a script or script idea you want to develop ? Need some constructive criticism and feedback? Want to make your work the best it can possibly be – whether Feature Film, Short Film, TV Drama or Sitcom ? 

Bring your work along to Euroscript’s 3 hour Drop-In Project Development Workshops at BECTU. Whatever stage you’re at with your project or script. From intitial idea to finished script receive constructive criticism and help to develop it further. You’ll improve your writing, story assessment and editing skills by giving feedback to other writers with our professional script consultant leading the workshop.  
Workshop content:

We allocate one tutor to up to six writers. Five days before the workshop you submit your work ( up to 30pp of a screenplay or 4 pages of a treatment and (optional) questions/points you’d like the group to considered )to be circulated to the other writers and our tutor. You will receive feedback from the other writers and tutor; and together we’ll a development plan, deadlines to focus you for each step and clear attainable goals to tackling the next draft. Full details at

Who’s it for?

Screenwriters, Producers & Directors who want to improve their writing, story assessment and editing skills by giving and receiving constructive feedback guided by a professional script consultant.

What they say about it:

 ‘Each time I have gone, I have found new insights and helpful comments that have stimulated my creativity and given me fresh impetus. It is crucial to have feedback from other writers if you are to succeed as a writer.’ Stephen Curran, screenwriter

 'An excellent way to keep you focused and moving forward with your writing. I know of no other workshop where you can get such useful, practical help with your script.' Catriona Craig, writer/director

Booking essential as places are strictly limited to 6 people per session.

Time: 1pm – 4.15pm

Dates: Monday29 January 2018, 19 February 2018, 19 March 2018, 23 April 2018, 14 May 2018, 18 June 2018. Prices £45/ £40 Concessions/ £36 BECTU members (proof of membership required).

Venue - BECTU Sector Office, 373-377 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT

Cost – £45 /£40 industry concessions ( £36 for BECTU members).

Booking and further details:  For more details please contact

Screenwriter/script consultant Theresa Boden is an Executive member and script consultant for Euroscript and runs Euroscript’s script development workshops at the BFI. She has co-developed & co-ordinated screenwriting courses for the Film Council & Skillset, was the Film Tutor /Mentor for womens’ web channel Hybrid Lab, Visiting Tutor on the MA in Screenwriting at LCC, and is currently Screenwriting Judge for Underwire Film Festival.

About Euroscript : Run by a team of creative film, tv and radio professionals and writers, Euroscript is united by a passion for great writing with the aim of improving the quality of scripts going into production. Through courses, masterclasses, feedback consultancy services, development workshops at the BFI and partnerships with industry organisations including the BFI, WFTV, LSF, WGGB, Underwire Film Festival - we support writers of all levels to develop their work. For BECTU’s 2016 & 2017 Freelancers’ Fair we offered screenwriting seminars and one-to-one consultations and feedback to writers, directors and producers on their projects at our Script Surgery.






BECTU Sector Office, London.


Neo Noir and the Dark Thriller 10am - 5pm

Script Development Workshops 1.00-4.15pm


No qualification.