Introduction to scriptwriting

120mins   PG   

6 Tuesday evenings: 2, 9, 16, 23 May, 6, 13 June (no session 30 May)
19:00 - 20:30

Whether you are a complete beginner or have written before, Julie will help you understand the key skills needed to write and develop your own short screenplay. The course combines fun practical writing exercises with lively discussions around example scripts and is led by professional script writer and script editor, Julie Everton.

Course content includes:
Where can we get ideas for the screen? What is a premise?
Visual storytelling - the short film. Characterisation. Stories, plots and narratives. Scene writing and screen dialogue. Developing an outline and writing your first draft. Pitching plus next steps.


Julie Everton has written for TV, films, theatre and radio. She has taught screenwriting for 20 years and is a Senior Lecturer at University of Brighton.



Tue 2 May