WRITE YOUR FILM OR TV TREATMENT!
LAY DOWN THE TRACKS OF YOUR NEXT SCRIPT
Why is it that writers or their stories often hit a brick wall halfway through their script?
One of the main reasons is that they haven’t written a film or TV treatment first to lay down the tracks, therefore they are more likely than not to box themselves into a corner. The process of writing a treatment helps screenwriters lay out a solid foundation for their screenplay and save valuable time in the writing and rewriting process.
This hands-on workshop gives you the opportunity to map out your plot and develop your characters and theme before you start writing the actual script.
WRITE YOUR FILM OR TV TREATMENT! is perfect for those who are exploring a brand new story or feel an existing script needs re-designing from the ground up.
By the end of this workshop, you will have a fully developed 4-page treatment and a solid logline for your screenplay.
This workshop has limited seats (up to 8 writers).
During each class, the writers receive 20 minutes of feedback from three peers and the tutor.
Before they join the course writers should have an idea for a feature film or TV pilot episode ready to be developed into a 4-page treatment.
Who should take this workshop?
The course is workshop-oriented. You will be expected to read three of the students’ work per week in order to give them notes in the class. In turn, you will benefit from the feedback and support of the tutor and three of your peers that will allow you to develop your treatment in-between each session.
Course handouts on craft issues supplement the workshop.
WEEK 1 - Ease into your story.
During the first session, you will pitch your story and write your logline. In class, we will explore:
WEEK 2 – Breaking the story
In this class, you will bring the rewritten logline and a 1-page treatment you wrote following session 1. In class, we will explore how to:
WEEK 3 – Develop your characters
Following Week 2, you turn your 1-page treatment into a 2-page treatment. During this session, you workshop your two-page treatment and look into how to:
WEEK 4 – The 4-page treatment
Following Week 3, you turn your 2-page treatment into a 4-page treatment. During this session, you zero in on:
WEEK 5 – Smooth sailing from here on in.
You submit an updated 4-page treatment for the final class. Before you begin writing the script, you will be looking into:
By the end of the workshop, you will have:
*We offer the concessionary rate to all Concessions 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.
DATES & TIME
ONLINE 5 x 3-hour Thursday evening workshops
6, 13, 20, 27 October
(With some prep work required, in-between dates)
The sessions will be run on Zoom. All attendees will be sent the Zoom login information upon registration.
EVENT CAPACITY: 8
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Email or phone: 07958 244656
Stéphanie Joalland a London-based writer-director with her own production company Frenzy Films. She also has extensive experience developing TV series for French TV and co-created the animated version of VALERIAN for Luc Besson's EuropaCorp. She has taught screenwriting at U.A.L.’s London College of Communication, Central Film School, on the Raindance MA in Filmmaking with De Montfort University and the MSt in Writing for Performance at the University of Cambridge. Her feature film THE QUIET HOUR starring Dakota Blue Richards premiered on Sky Cinema in the UK and was released on Netflix. Her feature projects have received the support of Sofia Meetings, Film London PFM, European Genre Forum, and Frontières International co-production Market. An alumna of Berlinale Talents, she is represented by Zero Gravity Management in the U.S. as a writer-director.