Courses


What a great course –  interesting and very helpful. I can’t wait to enrol on the Feature Film development course in 2010!  (
Introduction to Screenwriting Course Graduate)

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

Run over 2 weekends, this course is designed to help students explore storytelling instincts and the craft of screenwriting and offers the opportunity to develop and write a commercial ten minute film.

Introduction to Screenwriting

Delivered over 22 weeks, this course is designed to help students develop a range of skills and critical facilities in the field of screenwriting and offers them the opportunity to develop and write a short screenplay.

Feature Film Course

Delivered over 22 weeks, this course is designed to help emerging screenwriters to develop a range of skills in the field of feature film writing and offers them the opportunity to write a feature length screenplay.

*You must have completed the Introduction To Screenwriting course or have a relevant qualification in order to participate on this course.

Training for Trainers

These courses are open to experienced screenwriters, script consultants and development producers who would like to run courses training emerging writing talent.

Upcoming  Courses

Writers’ Factory Intro to Screenwriting – EXPRESS! Screen Academy Scotland Location: Edinburgh Course Dates: 12 & 13 May, 26 & 27 May 2012 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;

Writers’ Factory Intro to Screenwriting – EXPRESS

Upcoming Courses

Writers’ Factory Feature Film Course
Course structure: 22 weeks
Location: Venue to be confirmed
Dates: 11 October 2012 – 6 June 2013 (Dates to be confirmed)

Devised by UK screenwriting guru Phil Parker and intended for committed screenwriters, the course is heavily workshop based and includes new thinking on the craft, particularly relating to the central importance of genre and theme.

The workload for participants will be significant throughout the 22 weeks, the aim being to move from idea to completed rough draft feature film screenplay, within a supportive developmental environment.

Ideally, participants will begin the course with a new idea rather than reworking existing material. Perfect for participants who have already completed the sister course, ’Introduction to Screenwriting’ or writers already experienced in writing short film scripts.

Writer and director Eleanor Yule, in collaboration with TheStoryLab, will teach the course.

E-mail aldo@thestorylab.co.uk or visit http://www.thestorylab.co.uk/ for further information.


Writers’ Factory Introduction to Screenwriting
Course structure: 22 weeks
Location: Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy
Dates: 22 September 2011 – 8 March 2012

The UK Film Council commissioned the Writers Factory syllabus to provide writers with foundation skills in screenwriting, and it’s now 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.

It’s delivered by multi-award winning Edinburgh-based film and television producer, screenwriter and experienced Writers’ Factory lecturer, Nigel R. Smith who trained at the Media Business School in Spain and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the US.

For more details, visit http://bit.ly/mXhU7z

 


Writers’ Factory Feature Film Course
Course Structure: 22 weeks
Location: Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy
Dates: 12 October 2011 – 8 March 2012

This course is heavily workshop based and includes new thinking on the craft, particularly relating to the central importance of genre and theme. You will move from idea to completed rough draft within a supportive developmental environment.

You must have taken Writers’ Factory Screenwriting courses or have a postgraduate qualification in screenwriting. Apply with a short sample of screenwriting to info@screenacademyscotland.ac.uk

The course is delivered by multi-award winning Edinburgh-based film and television producer, screenwriter and experienced Writers’ Factory lecturer, Nigel R. Smith who trained at the Media Business School in Spain and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the US.

For more details, visit http://bit.ly/qsUPB7