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Course description

Script Development Workshop

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 to be circulated to the other writers and our tutor. You may circulate:

  • Up to four pages of a treatment typed in single line spacing; or up to 30pp of your screenplay (if it isn’t the first 30pp please submit a brief summary, no longer than one page).
  • a list of questions you would like the group to think about (optional).
  • 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.

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

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.

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.

Book early as places are strictly limited.

Dates: 2018 dates coming soon. 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  For more details please contact




BECTU Sector Office, London.


2018 dates soon.


No qualification.