WRITE FOR ANIMATION
Animation never goes out of style, and the best animation can create timeless classics and huge hits.
For a writer the opportunities are limitless.
But writing for animation also involves very specific skills. Character, plot and story are definitely at the heart of a successful animated film or TV show, but the ways they function and develop can differ, sometimes in subtle ways, from the dynamics of live action. This workshop gives you the tools you need to develop those skills.
YOU WILL LEARN:
Two practical workshops over two weekends, with homework in between, aimed at screenwriters interested in writing animated TV series for a children's and family audience.
The first Saturday and Sunday workshops, taught by Paul, will focus on writing animated family & children's films and TV series.
The second Saturday and Sunday workshops, taught by Alizée, will focus on the animation industry and how writers can package and pitch their project.
There will be opportunities to develop your own project throughout. The workshop is deliberately small to encourage participation and sharing work.
*We offer concessionary rates to members of affiliated organisations including: Society of Authors, WGGB, WFTV, Bectu, and Directors UK.
Please email your membership number or a copy of your card to the tutor after booking your spot to be eligible.
Online (Platform TBC) - 6 spots available (TBC?)
FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
email Alizée or email Paul
Paul Bassett Davies is a writer, director and producer who wrote the screenplay for the feature animation film The Magic Roundabout and has been working on a film about counter-culture comic book heroes 'The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers', with their creator, comics legend Gilbert Shelton. He has also written and directed award-winning short films. Find out more...
Alizée is a screenwriter, script reader and editor working in the digital content, film, TV, animation sectors internationally. Most recently, she script edited an animated TV series for Nucco Brain studio and wrote digital children's entertainment content for Wildbrain Spark. She previously worked with the animation and transmedia Emmy Award winning studio Submarine Channel in the Netherlands. In 2019, she was a jury member of the BAFTA Children’s Awards. Find out more...