BIOPICS & TRUE STORIES
Nelson Mandela, Elizabeth I, Bob Dylan, Cleopatra, William Shakespeare, Margaret Thatcher, Muhammad Ali: all icons of history whose lives have been represented on film.
In some instances the results have pioneers new ways of storytelling onscreen. In others they have done little more than provide a dot-to-dot chronology of events.
So what makes a good biopic?
While biopics and films based on true events will invariably have a fascinating protagonist facing incredible challenges, the ways in which these are translated into a screenplay holds pitfalls all writers should know how to avoid, as well as structuring problems that are essential to overcome, and relevant to all screenplays.
Using examples from recent and classic films, this evening workshop will help you find the story at the heart of your project.
Giving guidance about characterisation and story technique, the session will help you develop your project into a screenplay as compelling and extraordinary as the true characters it depicts.
'A fantastic opportunity to learn from a tutor that clearly has an extensive wealth of film knowledge.'
'It was just what I hoped for: somewhere to find faith in writing that makes a difference'
London SE1 8XT
£45 (concessions £40)
We offer the concessionary rate to members of these affiliated organisations. If you are a member of one of these organisations, please book at the concessionary rate and show your membership card to the course tutor at registration.
Email Gabriella or phone 07951338006
Gabriella wrote about biopics for US based website Bitch Flicks ahead of the 2012 Academy Awards
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