THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO
HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY
Join us for a creative day of brainstorms and writing exercises. Leave with the outline of your very first movie script.
If you’ve dreamed about being a screenwriter but have no idea how to start; if you work in film or TV as anything other than a writer and wondered how scripts are written; or if you need a refresher course because you’re stuck mid-screenplay - this packed workshop is for you.
Working in pairs and small groups, we’ll cover:
The idea: how to generate a wealth of ideas, then select the best. You’ll think up great plots for your own movie;
Writing cinematically: how to think epic and use images to carry your narrative. You’ll write your first image-led sequence;
Dialogue: how to write spoken words with the impact and economy of poetry. You learn to write from character;
Plot: how to think up great twists and use them to make your story more gripping;
The screenplay: what does it look like? How is it formatted? You’ll write your first opening scene.
During the weekend you'll also learn some screenwriting jargon. For example:
- What's a Goal, Arc, Treatment, Premise? What is a ‘story’?
- What is 'Three-Act Structure'?
- What does 'Expertise' bring to a film?
- How do relationships between characters make or break stories?
Intensive, fun and 100% hands-on, learn to respect the craft of screenwriting and have a go yourself.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Fenella Greenfield has directed two narrative shorts and one indie feature, 2.0 Lucy, released Spring 2022. Her next feature, Moon Song, will be released Autumn 2023. She is one of the founder members of Euroscript and runs its annual Screen Story competition.
More on her website here.
Full Price £90
Partners and Concessions £80
BECTU members £70
New Prospect House, 8 Leake Street, London SE1 7NN
DATE: Friday 16 September 2022
10.30am – 5pm
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