James Bartlet Seminar

23rd February 2010 by Maura McHugh

Filmbase is hosting a seminar on “Hollywood Screenwriting – Jumping the First Hurdle”, which is being given by James Bartlet, on Friday 26th March 1.00pm – 3.30pm.

In Hollywood, thousands of scripts land on the desks of producers, agents, actors and studio executives every day – how can you make sure that yours makes it past the first hurdle? This hurdle is actually a person – a script reader – and he or she can be many things: a stressed assistant, a summer intern, or – if you’re lucky – someone who has spent years analysing scripts and can recognize talent and potential when they see it.

This lecture will give you industry information and tips that will make your script a more professional and sellable product. Whether you are applying for funding, entering a competition or sending off writing samples, this lecture will help your script jump the first hurdle.


James Bartlett is a writer and journalist living in Los Angeles. He is also a story analyst for the Sundance Institute, National Geographic Films, New Regency, UCLA and the Academy of Motion Pictures’ Nicholl Screenwriting Awards, the US consultant for Euroscript, and a reader for several regional funders in the UK and Ireland.

Cost: €40 for members/ €55 for non – members

All booking must be made in advance at Filmbase reception: 01 679 6716.

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