NFTS Scotland: Getting the Work Done

Short course


Delivered in partnership with NFTS Leeds and NFTS Cymru Wales, accessed by Zoom

A practical session on what it says on the tin: getting the work done. On time, to deadline. Which means you will be doing some writing – so come prepared to do that. (The writing is for you – not for sharing to the group).

Methods, strategies and hints for continuing to write towards your goal – whatever is happening in your life, and whatever obstacles life is throwing in your way.

Using wisdom and practical tips culled from decades of experience meeting deadlines and completing screenplays, Colin MacDonald will gamely try to help you achieve what you want to.

Lots of writing, some philosophy, some hard work and some fun.

About the tutor: 

Colin MacDonald grew up in Sutherland and Caithness. He has written extensively for television (Sharpe’s Honour, Blue Murder, The Dunroamin Rising, Casualty), film (Mister Mac and Me, Ivanhoe) stage (The Bones Boys, The Gowk Storm) and radio (Shardlake, The Whole of The Moon, Strummer and Me.)

He is currently writing two films: one for Amazon Studios in Los Angeles. The other is an adaptation of Esther Freud’s novel Mister Mac and Me.

Colin lectures and tutors at the Screen Academy Scotland. 

You might also be interested in the companion session: Once Upon A Time 
These sessions can be taken separately or together.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Session Rate: £50

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

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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