The Story Works is a high-level screenwriting initiative aimed at experienced screenwriters which will be delivered by the partnership of story editor Kate Leys - as project director, producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey as creative advisors and with us, the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The programme is supported by an advisory board which includes Ronan Bennett,
The programme is for ten experienced British screenwriters and will run for a year from March 2010; at the centre of the initiative is a residential week of masterclasses for participants with A-list screenwriters - and film practitioners (editor, DoP etc). The residential week will run immediately prior to the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2010 so that all participants can also attend the EIFF. Over the year, participants will have the chance to work with an experienced mentor on their chosen script or feature film idea and there will also be several further masterclass and group sessions held in
Submissions are now invited and participants will be confirmed early next year. Writers experienced in other media such as theatre will also be considered as long as they have feature screenplay ideas in development.Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 18 December 2009