E-BULLETIN: April 2012
Welcome to the Writers' Factory's E-Bulletin for April 2012.
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A Guide to Courses with The Writers' Factory
The Writers’ Factory courses have been highly successful in developing screenwriters, many of whom have gone on to produce short film scripts or pursue their interest in writing at Film School. All courses are screen-industry approved and are delivered by experienced screen industry professionals. Courses offered through the programme include:
Introduction to Screenwriting Express
Introduction to Screenwriting
Feature Film Course
Training for Trainers
Visit www.writersfactory.co.uk for details on current courses
Writers' Factory Intro to Screenwriting - EXPRESS!
This is an express version of the Introduction to Screenwriting course and runs over two non-consecutive weekends. Writers Factory tutors devised the course content in response to demand from new writers who have been unable to attend the full version but want a rigorous overview of the craft from industry professionals. Over the two weekends, you’ll develop a premise and outline for a five to ten-minute screenplay.
For further information, please visit the Screen Academy Scotland website;
Screen Academy Scotland MA Screenwriting
Screen Academy Scotland, a Skillset Film & Media Academy offers unrivalled scope for collaboration with over 600 students at under and post graduate level in film, television, animation, photography, journalism and acting. Students are taught by professionally experienced staff supported by a wide range of industry guest tutors backed up by state of the art production resources.
Find out more at Screen Academy Scotland website
We also offer the following postgraduate programmes:
Writers' Factory Intro to Screenwriting
Screen Academy Scotland
Course Dates: 22 Sept 2012 - March 8 2013
The UK Film Council (now British Film Institute) commissioned the Writers’ Factory course syllabus to provide writers with foundation skills in screenwriting, and it’s become a well-established part of Scotland’s creative writing landscape. The course takes place over 22 weeks and encourages you to explore more fully your storytelling instincts, study the craft of screenwriting, workshop with your peers, and develop and write a commercial ten-minute film drama.
For further information please visit the Screen Academy Scotland website;
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Selling, Marketing & Distributing Film: The Process, Demystified with Mia Bays
In this intensive 2-day workshop, Oscar winning producer and marketeer Mia Bays presents an A-Z guide to the current sales marketing and distribution landscape. Ideal for producers, writers, directors and film professionals at all levels, from entry level to veterans – top up your knowledge!
Visit the The London Film School website for more information.
B3 Media Talent Lab
Location: UK Wide
Deadline: 21 May 2012
TalentLab is back for 2012! This year, they are partnered with the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund, University of Nottingham’s Horizon/ Mixed Reality Lab, and the Binger Filmlab. They are looking for Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers based in the UK, with short or long form film or transmedia projects, to take part in a series of development labs. If you get through to the final stage, you'll get substantial in-kind development support, a development bursary, and the chance to pitch to a room full of invited industry guests at BAFTA before the end of the year.
Visit the B3 Media website for more information
BBC Writers Room champions new writing talent in film, television, radio, and theatre.
They run schemes targeting talent from a range of sources. They promote writers across all BBC departments, channels, and programmes. They work in partnerships with theatres, writer's organisations, screen agencies, and the wider cultural industries.
They help new writers develop their craft through the website and in open sessions around the country with the UK's best writing talent. They hold open competitions for writers, and detail other industry opportunities.
Visit the BBC Writersroom website to find out more
Making a Low Budget Feature Film
Would you like to make the leap into feature film production? Join a panel discussion that will offer practical tips and insider knowledge to help you make it happen.
Chaired by Ros Davis – Film Commissioner, Marketing Edinburgh Film Focus
Event will include a screening of John Maclean's Bafta award winning short 'Pitch Black Heist', starring Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham
Visit the Edinburgh Filmouse website for more details
Write, Camera, Action
Write Camera Action
Location: CCA, Glasgow
Dates: third Monday of each month
A series of workshops for film writers, directors and actors for development and feedback.
Like "Write, Camera, Action" Facebook to hear about upcoming events.
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Raindance Screenwriting Courses
Successful writers are excellent storytellers who know very specialized techniques for pleasing an audience with a narrative. Raindance screenplay techniques teach everything from grand story strategy to scene sequencing, from setting up and paying off scene patterns to dialogue. Raindance Writing Courses offer a comprehensive overview of the most up to date and inspirational techniques and methods at use in the industry today, taught by the very people at the heart of the business.
BBC Film Network
The network showcases four shorts from new British Filmmakers every week. The site also provides filmmakers with tools to create online profiles and exchange tips, advice and ideas.
Screenwriting Courses and Events
Euroscript’s goal is to facilitate the production of highest quality marketable screenplays for film and television.
The Writers Factory is supported by:
Writers' Factory @ Playwrights' Studio, Scotland