Archive for February 2nd, 2011

Introduction to Screenwriting

2nd February 2011 by Maura McHugh

Big Smoke Writing FactoryThe Big Smoke Writing Factory is running a course called ‘Introduction to Writing for Film, TV & Radio’, which is aimed at demystifying the world of visual and audio drama, both creatively and practically. A comprehensive introduction to the art, craft and practice of writing for cinema, television and radio, it breaks down the nuts and bolts of screen and radio jargon, enabling writers to approach these mediums with confidence.

The focus of the course is hands-on and creative: by the end of the course, participants will be armed with all the practical and technical know-how with which to pursue writing projects in film, TV and radio. Most importantly, participants will have developed their creative voices, through the writing of a short film script, a short radio script and a treatment ready for development into a longer piece.

This course take place once a week for ten weeks, starting 6.30pm-8.30pm, on February 21st, 2011. Fee: €250. It’s taught by Virginia Gilbert, a BAFTA nominated, award-winning writer and director.

Details on how to apply are on the web site.