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Online Courses

Information on upcoming workshops and courses

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Mary Kate and Rachel O Flanagan are script consultants (although we prefer the term story midwives), who work internationally, helping to shape stories by emerging and established screenwriters.

 

Between us we have over three decades of training and experience working in story for the screen. Our work with writers is in the tradition of the Socratic approach.   

 

That's a fancy way of saying, we use our understanding of the craft of storytelling to clarify the writer's intentions and help to realise them, rather than trying to impose solutions.

To support this effort, we offer online script writing courses that teach writers effective screenplay script writing and formatting, effective pitching, storytelling and more. 

 

Our current schedule can be viewed below. 

“I would rank Mary Kate on the highest international
level in terms of her knowledge of filmmaking, her
contributions to the creative process, and her
expertise in dealing with screenwriters”

PHILIP LA ZEBNIK

SCREENWRITER

Mulan | Pocahontas | The Prince of Egypt

Our Workshops

Conference
Idea to Outline Summer 2024

Venue:

Online

Fee:

€499 (Early Bird €399)

Commencing:

Wednesday May 15th 2024 19:30 - 21:30 Irish Time

Conference
Making Each Scene A Mini-Masterpiece

Venue:

Online

Fee:

€499 (€399 early bird rate)

Commencing:

Tuesday April 30th 2024.

Conference
Shaping Your Screen Story for The Greatest Impact

Venue:

Online

Fee:

€499 (€399 Early Bird Fee)

Commencing:

October 11th, 2023

Conference
Masterclass in Storytelling

Venue:

Zoom

Fee:

Free

Commencing:

Sunday, July 9th 2023

Conference
The Art of the Pitch

Venue:

Online

Fee:

None

Commencing:

Tuesday, 13th of June

Conference
Individual Tutoring

Venue:

Online

Fee:

€500

Commencing:

Dates in June, July, August

Conference
Screenwriting for Actors

Venue:

Online

Fee:

€499 (Early Bird Rate €399 if booked by December 31st)

Commencing:

January 17th, 2023

Conference
Scenewriting, The Secret Weapon

Venue:

Online

Fee:

€500 (Early Bird €400)

Commencing:

Tuesday, 8th March

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