Great scenes sort out the successful writers from the also-rans.
Whether the crucial opening ten pages, the central spine or the final climax, your scenes need to be fresh, inventive and crafted with skill and understanding.
In this one-day workshop for cinema and TV, award-winning writer-director Charles Harris will give your scene-writing a thorough work-out.
A polished scene in a day
You'll start the day with an idea for a scene and end with a fully polished final draft.
Charles will reveal typical scene faults and provide you with professional writing tools that will help you tighten scene structure and develop memorable characters.
He'll show you how to create strong dialogue and sharpen visuals and teach you the most demanding of professional skills - how to write hidden exposition.
Throughout the day, he will analyse scenes from a wide range of film and TV scripts, to show how to bring power and meaning to your writing, and you'll have many opportunities to ask about any specific problems you have with scripts you are working on.
"Highly recommended. Well-structured, timed and facilitated. Thank you!"
Mirka Wojnar, screenwriter
"Practical and v. useful. The kick-start I needed!"
Anna Littler, feature film writer/director
"Clear, involving. Best workshop on screenwriting."
"Does what it says on the can."
Ingrid Charles, published novelist
"Lots of useful info, working on a project. Straight away, I could see things I had been getting wrong!"
Jamie Farrell, TV writer
"Thanks for a wonderful workshop! It has endowed me with many unique and valuable new tools to apply to writing scenes that speak volumes. It's a great feeling to be able to learn new techniques that I can start using immediately."
Annie Klein, Music Video/Film Director
University of London
London WC1E 7HX
£99 (concessions £89)
On this course we are offering the concessionary rate to members of WGGB, WFTV, Society of Authors, ITF, Newman House, London Writers' Cafe and Scenaristengilde.
Email or phone: +44 (0)20 7435 1330
Charles Harris is the author of the top-selling book Complete Screenwriting Course. An experienced award-winning writer-director for cinema and TV, he has worked with major names in the industry from James Stewart to Alexei Sayle. He has sat on Bafta awards juries, lectured on MA courses and taught successful writers, directors and producers from all over the world.