Starting The Script: 1-2-1

Short course


GETTING STARTED can be the hardest part.


Do you have an idea for a screenplay but not sure how to get started? “Starting the Script” aims to support the writer and/or producer in the initial stages of script development on a one-to-one basis. The process will include talking through the idea and working out the most appropriate plan of action for the project. Whether you are new to script writing or more experienced, getting started can the hardest part. Peter Ansorge, who has extensive experience developing television scripts with some of the UK’s top writers, will offer professional guidance and positive feedback to any writer – and their producer - wanting to get started.


The course is led by PETER ANSORGE, ex-Head of Drama at Channel 4 whose award-winning career includes: A Very British Coup, Traffik, GBH, The Politician’s Wife, The Camomile Lawn, Dance To The Music of Time and the Peabody-winning adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Several of the scripts completed on Peter’s established ‘Writing the Pilot’ and ‘Creating The Bible’ courses at NFTS Beaconsfield and NFTS Scotland are currently in development with leading UK Independents.


Comments on Writing The Pilot and Creating The Bible.


“Peter helped us all find the best in ourselves and make the experience truly rewarding, inspiring us every step of the way.”

“I can’t believe that I wrote an entire one-hour drama script in just 8 days! And it was Peter’s inspiration and knowledge that made it happen.”

“The Writing the TV Pilot course has given me real confidence to say I’m a director and writer and has literally changed my life.”


Each individual 90 minute sessions costs £280 and can be booked at times that are convenient for the participant.