Prior attendance on our Feature Script Lab is ideal but not a prerequisite for this course.
However, before you join this course you must have a 4-page treatment of the whole story already written.
The course is also suitable for writers who already have completed a draft of their script but would like to tackle a rewrite and/or get it ready for the market.
Over the duration of the course, (delivered over 10 weeks on a Wednesday evening) you will write or revisit Act 1 and complete Act 2 and Act 3 to end up with a well-developed draft of your feature-length screenplay.
Designed for new and experienced writers and suitable for a brand new script or a rewrite this course will help you develop a feature-length screenplay in a supportive environment of like-minded creatives.
By the end of this course, you will have:
A completed draft of a feature-length screenplay.
A network of supportive writers.
Practical tools that will support the development of your screenplay and improve your screenwriting craft and writing habits.
This course is workshop-oriented and includes:
The exploration of key aspects of scene design, visual storytelling and dialogue through short lectures before each workshopping session.
Weekly assignments both during and between sessions to develop your scenes (approximatively 10 script pages per week).
Group discussions and reading of script pages. You will be requested to read some of your peers’ pages before the course and offer constructive feedback. In turn, you will benefit from the feedback and support of your tutor and peers to write your pages and revise them along the way.
Advice will be offered on script development, industry practice, and how to keep developing your script and taking it to the marketplace.
This online programme is delivered by Stéphanie Joalland a London-based writer-director with her production company Frenzy Films. She has taught screenwriting and filmmaking at U.A.L.’s London College of Communication, Central Film School, Raindance MA in Filmmaking with De Montfort University and the MSt in Writing for Performance at the University of Cambridge. Her feature film The Quiet Hour starring Dakota Blue Richards premiered on Sky Cinema in the UK and was released on Netflix. Her feature projects have received the support of Sofia Meetings, Film London PFM, European Genre Forum, and Frontières International co-production Market. An alumna of Berlinale Talents, she is represented by Zero Gravity Management in the U.S. as a writer-director.