This 5-week online course takes participants through the key skills, both soft and practical, involved in script development, and leaves them equipped with the script editor’s toolbox.
To apply, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 11th of May at 12.00.
Each week will be split between online delivery and script tasks to be undertaken at home where you will be required to read, consider, break down and annotate script pages or whole scripts. ‘Script’ here means either a short or feature length single film, a tv single drama, a tv series or web-based drama.
The course is aimed at professionals who work in related sectors but who are not currently working in script and story development in film or TV. Priority will be given to those living and/or working within the Cardiff Capital Region
The course is designed to consolidate and focus existing skills, to set out and teach key elements of developing a screenplay; to demystify an often-confusing sector, and to use a rigours workshop format to develop existing experience. You will learn the skills needed to collaborate in the writing and development of a screenplay.
Each week will involve:
6 hours of delivery by two industry experts with a combined working experience of over 50 years in film and TV development;
1 day studying towards an ILM level 2 Award: Developing yourself as an Effective Team Member;
Self-study in which participants will be required to read, consider, break down or annotate script pages or whole scripts.
All participants will receive a weekly £150 training allowance. If you have financial constraints or barriers to attending the academy, financial assistance may also be available (e.g. towards childcare, travel expenses)*.
*This training allowance may affect any benefits you’re in receipt of.
You will learn:
How to read a script
Writing a script report
Reviewing script reports in group
Story. How do we approach an understand a screenplay?
Tools of the trade
Character & conflict
Breaking down a script
Treatments, outlines, bibles and pilots
Themes. What is a screenplay really about?
Working in development. How does development work in practice?
ILM Level 2 Award: Developing yourself as an Effective Team Member
2 years’ experience working in TV or Film script development, production or similar.
Wondering what the course’s pattern will look like from week to week? Here’s a rundown:
Monday 16th of May – Script Editing session
Wednesday 18th of May – Script Editing session
Monday 23rd of May – Script Editing session
Wednesday 25th of May – Script Editing session
Thursday 26th of May – ILM (institute of Leadership and Management) qualification component
Monday 30th of May – Script Editing session
Wednesday 1st of June – Script Editing session
Monday 6th of June – Script Editing Session
Iuesday 7th of June – ILM
Wednesday 8th of June – Script Editing Session
Friday 10th of June – ILM
Monday 13th of June – Script Editing session
Wednesday 15th of June – Script Editing session
Interviews with the Writers Room – times and exact dates tbc