Posts Tagged ‘workshops’

London Comedy Writers Festival

30th March 2011

London Comedy Writers Festival

The London Screenwriters’ Festival team is running a Spring Genre Comedy Festival for TV, Film and Radio Professionals, called the London Comedy Writers Festival.

It will comprise of an entire weekend dedicated to writing comedy for the screen with one day of seminars and one day of networking.

It will feature:

  • 400 professional delegates
  • 50 expert speakers
  • 30 empowering events

Dates: 9 – 10 April
Ticket price: £149
Venue: The London College of Film, Media and Performance at Regents College.

More information about the festival is available from the web site.

P.S. If you’re looking for a discount then courtesy of Irish screenwriter Danny Stack and his Scriptwriting in the UK blog, you can get £25 off the ticket price by using discount code: ScriptwritingUK.

Big Smoke Weekend Course

21st January 2011

Big Smoke Writing FactoryThe Big Smoke Writing Factory is running Screenwriting: A Two-Day Course in Writing and Rewriting Key Scenes with Mary Kate O Flanagan from 10am-5pm on February 5th and 6th, 2011. It costs €190.

This course teaches writers of drama to invest their scenes with dramatic tension and increase audience involvement in the story.

It will also look at visual storytelling to enhance or replace dialogue as a means of telling a story.

It will examine how a classic scene is constructed and practise writing key scenes, such as:

Scenes of preparation
Scenes of aftermath
Scenes of seduction
Scenes of introduction

Writers can bring along scenes from works in progress or invent scenarios for the purpose of the course. There will be a lot of interactivity so places are limited to ten.

Further details on how to apply are on the web site.

ISA Con 2011

5th January 2011

ISA Con2011

An animation and games conference for Students and Industry Professionals, called ISA Con 2011, will be taking place tomorrow and Friday:

Date: Thursday 6th January and Friday 7th January
Time: Daytime Sessions 9am – 4pm; Evening Session 7pm – 10pm
Venues: Daytime Sessions Anna Brett Hall, Media Building, Ballyfermot College of Further Education; Evening Session The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Cost: Daytime ticket €20; Evening ticket €10; Combined €25
Ticket Sales: Administrative Offices, Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Daytime Schedule
Thursday 6th January – Talks and Workshops

9 – 10am: Niall de Burca – Storytelling

10 – 12pm: Marec Fritzinger (Production Designer and Art Director) – Layout Workshop

1 – 3pm: Tony White (Animator and Author) – Workshop on Walks – ‘Generic’, ‘Stylized’ and ‘Personality-based’

3 – 4pm: Graham Gallagher (Animation and Concept Supervisor) – The Production Pipeline, what companies expect from you and what’s your day-to-day role

Friday 7th January – Talks and Workshops

9 – 10.30am: Tobias Schwarz (Independent Story Artist) – The Budget is Tight, dealing with the business side of working as an animation artist

10.30 – 12.30pm: Marec Fritzinger – Art Direction Workshop

12.30 – 1.30pm: Greg Maguire (CEO, Zoogloo; Prof of Visual Communications, University of Ulster) – 3D Creature Development

2 – 3pm: Tony White – Jumping Through Hoops – Guidelines on getting into the animation industry

3 – 4pm: Adam Burke (Animator, Pixar Animation Studios) – The Making of Pixars ‘Day & Night’

Evening Schedule
Thursday 6th January – Talk and Panel Discussion

7 – 8pm: Adam Burke, The Pixar Experience

8 – 10pm: Panel Discussion chaired by Tomm Moore (Creative Director, Cartoon Saloon); Panel guests: Adam Burke, Tony White, Marec Fritzinger and Graham Gallagher

For more information contact

Martina Reid –
Gareth Lee –