Archive for March 14th, 2011

Shaping a Scene

14th March 2011

FAS Screen Training IrelandThis FÁS Screen Training Ireland free half-day course will take place on the 6th of April, 2011 and the course tutors are Paddy Breathnach and Mark O’Halloran.

Application Procedure:
Please apply online at For further details contact Birch Hamilton at the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, Ph: 01 6337433, Email:; or Sorcha Loughnane at FÁS Screen Training Ireland. Ph: (01) 6077468, Email: Deadline for applications: Wednesday 23rd March 2011.

Participant Profile:
This masterclass is aimed at emerging directors and writers seeking to enhance their understanding of the drama development process – in particular the creative collaboration between director and writer.

Course Profile:
FÁS Screen Training Ireland and the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland are seeking participants for “Shaping a Scene – The Creative Collaboration between Director and Writer”.

This half-day masterclass will explore the creative process between director and writer at script development stage. Focusing on feature films, the course will provide directors and writers with insight into successful development techniques and ways to collaborate fruitfully with each other.

Analysing key scenes in a workshop with actors, the masterclass will offer participants the opportunity to observe a director and writer working on a script at an advanced stage of active development.

The course will cover the following:

  • Exploring a scene
  • Understanding tone
  • Rewriting
  • Managing Creative tensions and the journey from script to screen
  • Bringing research to a script

The tutors will be workshopping a current project in development, and will also discuss their previous work and how it has affected their approach to the development process.