Course description

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

  • Monday Monthly Script Development Workshops

  • The Sitcom Writing Workshop August 5

Monday Monthly Script Development workshops – with Theresa Boden 1.00 4.15 pm

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:

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: 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November and 2nd December. 

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

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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.

Deep Narrative Design - Euroscript Screenwriting workshop with Ian Long – Friday 4 October 10.00am – 5pm

Workshop content: When you write a story, you want it to move people and make them think: but how do you design narratives which will communicate the ideas and emotions you intend, in the most effective ways possible? This workshop gives writers in all genres the (numerous) answers. It will help to ensure that you're creating a truly satisfying emotional journey, which becomes richer as your story develops. With clips and fun exercises.

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

Who’s it for? Screenwriters, directors and producers in all genres interested in finding new, direct and exciting ways to construct their stories.

Tutor: Paul Bassett Davies has written, directed and produced comedy for radio, television, stage, film and online. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in British comedy, and two sitcoms of his own have been broadcast on BBC radio. In addition to his broadcast and film work he’s written two chart-topping novels.

Cost: 20% reduction for BECTU members. Standard price: £95. Concessionary rate: £85. Discounted rate for BECTU members: £75

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