26 March, 2006

NPA Workshops

How To Write A Ten- Minute Short
on Sunday 2nd April 2006 at 10.30am – 5pm
at The NPA Film Centre, 1.07 The Tea Building ,56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ.
£75 Non Members/ £65 Writers Guild/ £55 NPA Members

This one-day course focuses on narrative storytelling, not experimental film-making. Intensively hands-on, by the end of the day you’ll have completed the rough first draft of your ten-minute script. You’ll also have improved your basic scriptwriting skills in order to give you greater confidence to move on to longer lengths. Included in the cost is a script report on your completed ten-minute screenplay. Working alone, in pairs and in groups you will: Brainstorm, brainstorm – because the first ideas are rarely the best; Think up great twists – which lie at the heart of great storytelling ;beat out your plot – getting feedback until it works; create an intense ‘world’ for your script; create a cast of intriguing characters ;hone their dialogue until it reads like poetry ; ‘Goals’ and ‘arcs’ – what are they again? ; Genre – and now try writing something completely different. Designed for relative beginners to screenwriting and for (stuck) writers who would like to complete a piece of work. As Fenella Greenfield's workshops are intensively exercise-based, please come with pen and lots of paper.

Screenlab: Treatments, Synopses And Proposals - Mentoring Workshop
on Monday April 3 at 6.30pm-9.30pm
at The NPA Film Centre
Individuals: £55/ £45 Writers Guild (with project discussion) £45/ £35 Writers Guild (as observer)

Teams of two with projects - 50% reduction for second team member All sessions must be booked in advance. Places are limited. This mentoring workshop will focus on how to create powerful and engaging treatments for cinema and TV - for writers, directors, producers and script editors. Charles Harris is an award-winning writer-director for cinema and TV and one of the founders of Screenwriters Workshop. www.screen-lab.co.uk/

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