This course is a 8 week course that will be split to online via zoom and also in person at CMS Pinewood Studios. The tutors that will be running the course are David Pope and Christian Routh.
PLEASE NOTE: IF COVID-19 IS STILL NOT CONTROLLED WE WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE COURSE TO BE FULLY ONLINE (We will keep participants updated regarding this)
If you wish to apply, all applicants will have to submit a short synopsis for a fiction feature film project that is a maximum one page length.
The weeks will include:
Week 1 (At CMS Pinewood) - Turning an idea into a screen narrative, presentation of feature film concepts, writing an effective synopsis, title and logline.
Week 2 (Online) - Creating film characters, back stories of characters, case studies of film characters.
Week 3 (At CMS Pinewood) – Structure and writing treatments.
Week 4 (Online) – Screenwriting, how to avoid common mistakes, case studies.
Week 5 (At CMS Pinewood) – Dialogue, case studies, dealing with the industry.
Week 6 (Online) - Participants complete treatment and scene writing assignments.
Week 7 (Online) - One to one project meetings, with proposed revisions.
Week 8 (Online) – Writing script reports and how to work as a reader, where to go next etc.
"There are quite a few people who know a lot about screenwriting, but they have a real passion for stories and they care for those which are about to unhinge in the minds of future writers. I hardly can imagine a better place if you dream of being one of them. That whole triple-combination of the place, network of people and your exciting ideas - which are now in statu nascendi - mixed in proper doses will cook you the elixir. It turns students into screenwriters."
"My time spent studying Screenwriting with Christian and David enabled me to acknowledge my own writing skills and how to write for different mediums in a way that allows the audience to digest the material effectively. Whether it was helping to apply structure to a big idea I had or sharing industry knowledge on how to navigate the writing world after the course, every tip was valuable. I wasn't too sure about my writing capabilities for TV and Film before starting (having written more poetry and short stories) but I must say that I credit a lot of my success that to my professors of the course. So thank you!"