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Introduction to Screenwriting - EXPRESS!
Date: Takes place over two intensive weekends MAY 11th & 12th and MAY 18th & 19th
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Screen Academy Scotland, 2A Merchiston Ave, Edinburgh, EH10 4NU 0131 455 2572
Fee: £250 (£200 concession)

Course Overview
Develop your ideas into stories on this intensive double weekend course
If you’ve a head full of ideas but are pushed for time, this course is for you. It’s an express version of the Introduction to Screenwriting course and runs over two 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.

Writers' Factory lecturer, Nigel R. Smith, is a multi-award winning Edinburgh-based film and television producer, screenwriter, and experienced lecturer. Trained at the Media Business School in Spain and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the US, Nigel’s many and varied credits include children's space adventure sitcom Intergalactic Kitchen and Tartan Shorts,Cry for Bobo, for the BBC.

Who’s it for?
Those with little or no prior experience of writing drama for the screen.

What people have said?
“It is an excellent foundation for beginners...Tutor’s professional and personal experiences are illustrative and helpful.”
“Tutor, course materials, workshops and short film screenings were all superb.”
“Really enjoyed the course - will tell everyone I know.”

Solid grasp of English language.
Home access to computer and printer.

How to book
Please click here to visit our 'How to Book a Short Course' page and download a booking form.

If you have any questions please contact us at or call 0131 455 2572


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