Be inspired by music and write a movie in ten weeks with Screen Arts Institute (Fee: £1,496)

Write a movie in ten weeks flat with the The Screen Arts Institute Knock it Out course on Monday evenings 7-10pm at the BFI Southbank, London, from 8 May-10 July 2017.

The SAI says the story development & speed writing course is
inspired by “whatever music does it for you; Stormzy, Jamie XX, Gabriel Yared, Allan Rayman, Raleigh Ritchie, Alexandre Desplat, Hans Zimmer, Sigur Ros… whatever works. Screen stories are fed by one great drug…. music.

“Knock it out  is a series of evening sessions, mainlining music to 
 structure , inspire and blast out a movie story. Join a dozen other talented filmmakers and ‘rave’ write. Let your muse do the walking.”

The sessions will be run by the director of the Screen Arts Institute, Stephen May, with contributions from other SAI mentors and alums.

What you get:

  • Example session: 1 hour “scales & arpeggios” structure work, 30 min speed writing to music (or silence),1 hour follow-up workshop,15 min – “rave” writing, 15 min cool down.
  • Industry networking with invited producers & alums.
  • “Homework” & further writing exercises and deadlines.
  • Access to The Screen Arts Institute online resources
  • small-group (max 3 filmmakers) mentor feedback three times during the programme and at the conclusion.

 Fees: The  programme costs £1,496. Fees are paid by direct debit over 3 months (+ £374 deposit in advance)

What to submit/How to apply: Places are limited to 12, max. Apply ASAP – first come, first served.

Email to:

  • A one-pager of a feature idea
  • A CV of education and professional experience
  • a sample of screenwriting and/or links to completed films written or directed

Deadline: Friday 28 April 2017 (shortlisted applicants will be interviewed)

Source: Direct contact

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