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Screenwriting for Actors

Screenwriting for Actors


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

January 17th, 2023

The Art Of Storytelling On The Screen For Actors.

Over the course of eight two-hour classes and one individual consultation, this programme will show you how to:

  • Create short-form content to showcase your talents

  • Develop characters with clear definition

  • Use your powers of observation to create arresting screen moments

  • Think visually and invite your audience into your world

  • Communicate emotion for maximum impact

  • “Be obvious with your subtleties”, as advised by Billy Wilder.

We will cover:

  • The Sequence Approach: Designing Your Story To Be Believable Yet Never Predictable

  • The Jungian Moment: The Keystone of Your Story

  • Dramatic Tension: How It Works And Why It Is A Necessary Ingredient In Screen Stories.

  • The Enneagram: A Deep Dive into Characters’ Motivations

  • The Three Hats: Understanding the Audience’s Relationship to The Story

  • Your Unique Voice: Cinematic Storytelling and Your Originality

You will emerge with:

  • A strong polished screenplay for a short-short (under 4 minutes), a character study (under 1 minute) and a short film (under 13 minutes).

  • A sound grasp of how storytelling on the screen works.

  • An better understanding of how to be an asset on a set.

This programme is suitable for all levels of experience, including first-time actor-screenwriters.

Tutors: Mary Kate and Rachel O Flanagan are writers and story midwives, who work internationally, helping to shape stories by emerging and established screenwriters.

There will be a maximum of 10 participants in this group. Cost is €499 per participant. Early bird discount to €399 for bookings received by December 31 st 2022 OR 10% discount for WGI members/WFT members.

Tuesdays 19:30 - 21:30 GMT (11:30 - 13:30 Pacific Time) commencing January 17th 2023

This course also includes one individual consultation session with the tutor (1 x 60 minute meeting by arrangement).

All classes are recorded so that you can watch or rewatch them in your own time.

To book, contact

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