Saturday 25th May 10.30am - 5.30pm
In this full day workshop, we survey the comedy field, discuss how RomCom can be mangled in the wrong hands, and how a writer who understands the genre can create great, satisfying enjoyable cinema.
New workshop: FILM NOIR NOW
Tuesday 4th June 6.00pm to 9.30pm
Does your writing resist the easy certainty of happy endings and neat resolutions? Do you want to write stories about antiheroes, or flawed and conflicted protagonists? Do you suspect that human motivations are darker, more obscure than some are willing to admit? Then you have a lot to learn from Film Noir.
Noir is perfectly placed to bring us the contemporary stories we need to hear – ones which question neat resolutions and one-dimensional notions of heroism. This workshop will unpack Noir to find the themes and ideas that make it tick, and how they can be applied to many different kinds of story, creating great powerful and moving scripts.