'I'd just like to say a BIG THANK YOU for yesterday, for your extremely keen insight into the script, your intelligence and experience and yes, your honesty but gentleness with me - much appreciated. What I write really does come from the heart but that means I have too little distance sometimes, and makes re-writes not as sharp as they should be. Your take completely transformed my own view - giving credence to niggles I'd already had and concerns I was unsure how to approach. Now I feel I'm on a path!'
'Thanks so much for your insightful, honest and detailed feedback for my radio script.'
'Thanks for your responses - all of which where stimulating, informative and inspiring. I will certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to any friends and aspiring scriptwriters in the future.'
'Thanks for the reader's report, it's very useful. I'm off to Cyprus tomorrow and it will be handy to have the benefit of the report's insights when writing on the beach!'
PAUL BASSETT DAVIES
'A focussed feast of techniques about the writer's comic voice'.
'An intensive course that will force you to improve your work and get you thinking about your writing'.
'You crammed amazing amounts into two days!'
'I put off going on this course for ages, mainly out of fear. But it was enormously instructive and feedback was given in an objective and non-judgemental way. Really enjoyed it'.
'Many thanks. You've opened up a whole new way of thinking for me. inspiring! Knock knock . . . '
'I write to thank you for your terrific efforts over last weekend. It really did surpass my expectations in terms of both content and usefulness. And as one who has always devised ideas and written alone in the past, it came as something of a revelation to discover, as we worked through the tasks, how valuable and productive collaboration can be. I obviously have much more work to do before, hopefully, completing at least one project perhaps vaguely worth surrendering to the mercy of a script editor but at least I now have a much better insight into comedy writing conventions and the tricks of the trade to serve as a sound basis for my efforts. I am grateful to you both for devising and presenting such a worthwhile event.'
'The class really made a difference to how I went about networking and contacting people. Charles is a top class tutor and someone from whom I still regularly seek advice.'
Niki Sheldrake, Screenwriter (3 scripts sold)
'Attended the workshop on Saturday, made the pitch on Tuesday, did the deal on Friday. Thank you for all your help and advice.'
Dan Sefton, TV and film writer.
'Vibrant, dynamic and insightful day packed full of advice and a practical perspective on the industry.'
Duncan McIntosh, Freelance Screenwriter
'An excellent workshop giving me answers to all my questions.'
Helena Brooks, Screenwriter/Commercials Director
'I attended the Exciting Treatments course early 2011 with Charles Harris. It was an excellent and well structured day. The treatment I wrote as a result was submitted to the Film Agency for Wales and I was awarded a nice bit of money to write the feature length script. I am on my second draft and about to submit it for reading. I would have struggled with the treatment had I not attended the course. It gave me the confidence and tools to create a lean, attention-grabbing story. I am a director and writer with many years experience in TV - factual and drama - but now I am on my way to realizing my true dream as a filmmaker.'
Daf Palfrey, writer-director
'I left feeling very encouraged and ready to go home and start work.'
DT - beginner writer/director
Gemmy Hurley, screenwriter, director of photography
'Enables you to break through your fear and pitch with passion.'
Penny Macleod, screenwriting student. (Joint second prize, Cannes Pitching Competition)
More Testimonials for Charles Harris...
'Succinct, gold nugget of a course.’
'If you only blow one day's holiday this summer, spend it on this course.'
'A useful guide to kickstart your screenplay after those many, many years of procrastination!'
'Even if you don't have a film idea, come along and be inspired. You'll be surprised!
'If there's always been something rattling at the back of your head, this is worth trying'.
'An informative, enjoyable and encouraging session, which gives you the practical starting point and introduction to tools you need to progress.'
‘A useful and clarifying day which will save you countless hours later of figuring out what’s wrong.’
This course was packed with information and advice which was immediately effective. It gave my motivation a much-needed boost. Thank you.’
‘Excellent day course covering all the bases.’