The Script Factory offers a comprehensive range of in-depth training on all aspects of screenwriting theory and craft. Our team of expert trainers constantly update our teaching material with the aim of giving writers practical approaches to apply to their screenplays plus an essential understanding of how the current UK industry works.
But rather than just train screenwriters, it has been our mission to train everyone involved in the process of developing scripts for the screen. Writers can only deliver their best work when script readers, developers and producers are equally informed about what makes a great script and can nurture positive creative relationships by offering intelligent and insightful feedback.
Our current courses are listed below. Please click on the course for more detailed information on the teaching covered and to book for scheduled courses. If there are no dates scheduled for the course you are interested in, please email email@example.com and we will contact you as soon as new dates are confirmed.
Brand new programme now booking for 3 & 4 June.
We've spent the last few months at The Script Factory overhauling all our teaching material and ensuring that our thinking and approaches best serve writers who are constructing stories for the screen now. This two day course offers new ways of thinking about all the essential elements of screenwriting – dramatic concept, meaning, story structure, character arcs, genre, dialogue and visual writing – plus includes a guest panel of established producers and writers, networking drinks reception and the return of our exclusive Friendly Producers scheme.
We are thrilled to announce that our guests now include screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, The Full Monty) and producer Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Catch a Fire).
30 April SOLD OUT. Now booking for 26 June and 15 July.
The Script Factory’s structured approach to analysing scripts has been taught around the world with participants ranging from Studio Heads to those just starting out as Script Readers. This practical one-day course explores the key principles of writing script reports and offers an essential introduction to the development sector in the UK, including a guide to current work opportunities. All participants will receive individual feedback on a written report.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the course previously scheduled for May has been cancelled.
Designed as a follow on course to Industry Script Reading or suitable for anyone involved in the on-going development of feature film scripts, this intensive two-day programme explores how to navigate through the tricky development process avoiding the common pitfalls and setting the next draft on course to exploit all the potential strengths of a movie idea. The teaching is split between sharpening participants’ script analysis skills and considering the most effective ways to manage a creative relationship.
A hugely popular workshop course for writers designed to strengthen your screenwriting craft skills, ideal for those who have already completed a draft and are looking for inspiration to address the re-write or to create the next project. Bring your pen as this practical workshop offers fresh ways of thinking about dialogue, setting, point of view, characterisation and opening images.
This two-day screenwriting course goes beyond the basic principles of dramatic story structure and examines some of the more intricate elements of creating a story for the screen. Ideal for any writer who feels ready for more advanced training, this course aims to help you layer complexity and subtlety into your story design and develop a more sophisticated and satisfying screenplay.
7 March 2013 SOLD OUT.
To those who have never tried writing one, Romantic Comedies can seem very straightforward - boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl (or some variation of the same!) But how do you get an audience to really care that these two people end up together? And how do you keep them convincingly apart for the majority of screen time? This practical workshop examines the main beats of the Romantic Comedy genre and considers how to hit those beats in a way that feels genuine, funny, contemporary and most of all romantic.
In addition to the listed training courses, the Script Factory training team can meet the specific training requirements of your organisation, from two-hour seminars to week-long training and development programmes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a proposal.