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Script Bootcamp
Sat 26 May 2012 to Sun 27 May 2012
Learn the rules of engagement and get fighting fit for a career in television by signing up for our Script Boot Camp

Learn the rules of engagement and get fighting fit for a career in television by signing up for our Script Boot Camp. With over 1,614 episodes of continuing drama made each year, television needs a constant supply of new writers. Working on these shows is the great place to start and can give you a real springboard into the industry. Jimmy McGovern (The Street), Tony Jordan (Life on Mars) and Paul Abbott (Shameless, State of Play) all cut their cloth this way. 

At Script Boot Camp we have access to original scripts and storylines which give our students a real insight into the writing process. After two days with us you’ll be drilled in the art of structure, character and dialogue and know what steps to take to infiltrate the ranks!

Our next course will be a Bristol-based weekend course on the 26th and 27th of May. Please email us at the Script Workshop HQ (claire@scriptworkshop.co.uk) if you would like to learn more.

Course Breakdown

Day 1

Getting to know you           

We’ll start with some introductions - it would be great to for us to know what your aims are and what you hope to get out of the course.

Getting started            

How to conquer the blank page.

Start with a bang           

How to capture your audience, keep them hooked and deliver on your promise.

Structure, Structure, Structure

A good idea will fall flat without a good structure – we’ll explore how to make a script's structure work for you.        

Day 2

Whose story is it?                       

How to create believable, three-dimensional characters.

Say what?           

How to write authentic dialogue and how to tailor this to a specific voice.

From script to screen           

Combining all your newfound skills you will be asked to come up with solutions for a problematic 1st Draft.

The tools of the trade           

Practical tips on how to get your career in TV started.

For more information and to book your place




Additional Information:
Location:
Bristol
Region(s):
South West England

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