A practical grounding in all the elements of evaluating a script
- and what to do with the knowledge when you've got it.
Scripts are the blueprints of filmmaking ... and they're not just the business of writers.
Everyone who works in film - actors, producers, technicians and financiers - needs to know how to read them.
Scripts are the 'bibles' of location scouts, art directors, and costume people.
Read correctly, they reveal every element of a film's eventual appearance on the screen, so they must be assessed in detail.
They are also the major indicator of whether a project is viable or worthwhile.
Films often take years to make, and represent a real investment of time, emotion and creativity.
So certain questions are crucial for everyone who might get involved. For instance ...
The First Step to a Career in Development.
Learning how to assess scripts in a professional way is also the first step towards a career in development.
Producers and financiers, regional funds and competitions employ readers to do reports, and the course will show you how to prepare reports for these different outlets.
And of course it's an enormous benefit for writers to learn how their work is being evaluated.
We'll speak to legendary TV editor Andrew Cartmel about assessing long-form stories, and the differences in judging these kinds of scripts.
We'll find out about the situation in Hollywood from a professional reader who works there.
Live Scripts. We'll be dealing with live scripts - projects which are being actively worked on and sent out.
So you will have the experience of giving feedback directly to writers as you take a valuable first step into the development side of the film industry.
We offer the concessionary rate to all those eligible, as well as 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.
November 10, 17, 24, December 1
27 Newman Street
Fitzrovia, London W1T
£180 - full price
£170 - concessions
EARLYBIRD RATE - BEFORE NOVEMBER 1st!
£165 - full price
£155 - concessions