NFTS Scotland: Developing Long Running Drama Series (Concept to Bible - Package to Completion) In Person

Short course

Overview

“Finding a great story is one of the hardest things” Kathleen Kennedy, Amblin Entertainment

Appetite for high quality, long running series has increased exponentially in the past 24 months. This creatively driven 2 day short course takes producers, writers and directors through the challenge of developing a long running drama series using Game of Thrones and Squid Games as case studies

Each stage is analysed, including underlying Intellectual Property, story world, concept, characters and structure. Examples of ‘bibles’ are examined in detail, and the roles of the script editor and show runner are explored. Participants are encouraged to bring projects to workshop over the two days.

 

Tutored by Dr Angus Finney an experienced film business specialist, author, and an executive producer.  

Whose current work includes producing with Yash Raj Films, India’s largest private film studio; consulting for China’s leading IP agency Cloudwood; mentoring production companies for Creative England and executive producing for Manchester’s horror outfit Grimmfest.

Finney was the manager of Europe’s only Film Production Finance Market for 10 years, and is the former managing director of Renaissance Films in the 2000s.

He teaches at Judge Business School, Cambridge University, where he is a Fellow. He is currently a visiting professor to the Beijing Film Academy, and a Course Director at the Danish National Film School.  He has also trained and taught around the world, including New Zealand, China, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Denmark and the UK.  He has published four books, including The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood, a PDF copy of which is provided to all attendees (RRP £39.99)

 

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £350
Corporate Rate: £675

BURSARY INFORMATION

A limited number of bursaries are available for all of our short courses. If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria, or can pay for the course by other means.

Please apply as far in advance of the course date as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing a supported place, as we may not be able to accommodate all applications. 

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application, and supporting documents, should be submitted to scotland@nfts.co.uk.

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines (Word doc)

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form (pdf)

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document (pdf) which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please submit your application in plenty of time as timescales for funders differ. 

How to apply

Application deadline: Register your interest

Please complete the application form to apply. You will be required to upload your C.V. 
Please also read the Terms and Conditions of booking as payment of a successful application assumes acceptance of these. 

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