top of page

Screenplay Development Club

FILMCREWUK-transparent.png

Craig Thorpe

From idea to First Draft in 8 Weeks

An 8 week course whereby at the end of the course you will have a first draft of your script.

FILMCREWUK-transparent.png

Yulia Buzhinskaya

The Basics of Script writing

A weekly one to one mentorship with an emphasis on getting the basics of script writing..right

Screenwriting basics

By Yulia Buzhinskaya

WEEK 1

Script’s basics

 

How to analyse a script, where to start” (Essential terms, elements of the script, inciting incident, point of no return, spine of the story, central question, conflict)

WEEK 2

 “Structure”

 

(Types of the structure, 3 act structure, midpoint, micro-turning points, opposing charges, central plot line, central subplot, multiple subplots, how to understand whether the script is too long/short)

WEEK 3

Plot”

 

(3 act structure through the lens of the context, 4 plot techniques, Archplot, Miniplot, Anti-plot, exposition, voice-over narration, flashbacks)

WEEK 4

“Characters”

 

(Character’s goal, obstacle, function, flaw, arc, types of characters, three-dimensional characters)

WEEK 5

“Dialogue”

(Types of dialogue, dramatised, narratised, functions of dialogue, types of sentences)

WEEK 6

 “Concept and Marketability”

(Marketability factors, types of concept)

WEEK 7

“Short films, TV series, plays”

 

(5 act structure, A-story, cliffhanger)

WEEK 8

Final Feedback & Review

FROM IDEA TO FINISHED DRAFT IN 8 WEEKS!

By Craig Thorpe

WEEK 1

Friday : Writing Dialogue exercise.

ready for the Wednesday Actors workshop.

Have your script performed by actors. Recorded for you to view back and receive feedback.

WEEKS 2- 3

Module 1

Group Icebreaker, Introduction to “Crafting Drama” , log lines & the importance of stakes. A Dialogue writing exercise will be set out and then performed by members of the Leeds Acting workshop for writers to watch and receive feedback.

 

Group Call & Icebreaker

WEEKS 3 - 4

Module 2

Key beats and introduction to beat sheets. Writers will research a script/film/pilot and discuss in their 1 to 1.

The 1 to 1 will discuss the writers key beats and beat sheet.

1 to 1's

WEEKS 4 - 5

Module 3

Structured storytelling across the three act structure . Writers will fill in as much of their beat sheet

1 to 1's

WEEKS   6 - 7

SCRIPT WRITING!

After a one to one to prep you and answer any other questions. It's time to knuckle down and get your draft done. The timer is on!

WEEK 8 

Final feedback given in one to ones. Group feedback. and wrap up in readiness for the next 8 week course. 

Final 1 to 1

bottom of page