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Course description

BECTU training offers screenwriting courses and workshops in partnership with Euroscript:

  • Monday Monthly Script Development Workshops

  • Writing Viral Web Series and Films

  • Adapt Ability - the Art of Adaptation

Monday Monthly 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 plot a development plan, deadlines to focus you for each step and clear attainable goals to tackling the next draft. Full details at www.euroscript.co.uk/script-development.html

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.

Dates: Monday 13th May; 10thJune; 8thJuly; 12th August 

Time: 1.00pm – 4.15pm

Cost: £36 BECTU members (proof of membership required) £45 Standard/£40 Industry Concessions

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

Booking and further details: http://www.euroscript.co.uk/script-development.html  For more details please contact: theresa.boden@euroscript.co.uk

Screenwriter/script consultant Theresa Boden is an Executive member and script consultant for Euroscript and also 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/Mentor on the MA in Screenwriting at LCC and at Birkbeck University and is currently Screenwriting Judge for Underwire Film Festival.

Writing Viral Web Series and Films with Alizée Musson
Friday 12th April – 10.30am5.00pm

Workshop content: For years writing a killer short film and sending it around the festival circuit has been the most established way for filmmakers to get their foot in the door.  But with the proliferation of online video platforms the landscape is changing. Today, media producers have a strong interest in developing video content to connect with global audiences online. This represents a great opportunity for screenwriters wanting to get their stories produced.  So how do you navigate this web content space? As a writer, who can you approach to pitch your ideas to?  What is the best narrative structure for online videos?

The workshop will be delivered through a series of exercises and case studies. You don't need to have a story idea to attend, ideas will be developed throughout the day. Please note that this workshop is an adaptation of my previous workshop 'Writing Viral Web Fictions'.

  • Learn how to create character-driven plots for online videos.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the narrative structure and pace of short web fictions and how they differ from the traditional short film.
  • The different genres within the format: from web series, to explainer videos, vlogs and web documentaries.
  • Learn about audience's expectations online and how to grab their attention.
  • Discover the latest online video trends and the key to going viral.
  • Learn who is commissioning online video content and how you can approach them.
  • Develop a new or existing story concept for the web and get professional feedback.
  • Learn how to build a narrative to promote your content online.

Tutor: Alizée Musson, a graduate of the film production courses of the Arts University Bournemouth and Famu Prague, Alizée is a script editor, writer and translator working in both French and English. Alongside film and animation she also works in the web production sector. She has previously worked with the Emmy award winning Dutch studio Submarine Channel, producer of web documentaries and transmedia. Over the last year she has also worked closely with the visual storytelling studio Nucco Brain who specialise in producing animation for the web.

Who’s it for?

Aimed at screenwriters and filmmakers interested in writing for the web or to get an introduction into the genre.

Cost: 20% reduction for BECTU members £79 (£99 full price)

Venue: New Prospect House, 8 Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Booking and further details: http://www.euroscript.co.uk/writingviralwebfictions.html

Adapt Ability – the Art of Adaptation
Friday 17th May

Our apologies for any disappointment but due to unforeseen circumstances this course has been postponed to a later date. Please direct any queries you have about this course to (enquiries@euroscript.co.uk) .

Workshop content: The key to adaptation is not rewriting but reimagining. Learn the creative skills to transform work in any genre from one medium to another. Whether you adapt your own work or someone else's, this workshop helps you transform material from one medium to another, creating an original new work that's faithful to the spirit of its source.

Tutor: Paul Bassett Davies is a highly experienced writer and producer for stage, radio, television, and film, and an author of novels and stories. He has adapted his own work for radio and television; among other projects he wrote the screenplay for the feature film adaptation of The Magic Roundabout.

Cost: 20% reduction for BECTU members: £80.00 (Full price: £99)

Venue: New Prospect House, 8 Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

About Euroscript: We are a collective of creative film, tv and radio professionals and writers, Euroscript is united by a passion for elevating the craft of screenwriting and improving the quality of scripts going into production. Through courses, development workshops, masterclasses, feedback consultancy services, and partnerships with industry organisations - we support writers of all levels to develop their work, hone their editorial skills and develop their projects to the best possible level.

Location

London

Qualification

No qualification

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