IdeasTap running free workshop on ‘Genre & Industry’ (screenplays)

Why is genre important and how can it affect your screenplay? This thorough, two-hour session with established screenwriter and tutor Gabriella Apicella will be discussing the importance of genre in direct reference to the industry. Find out how genre functions to make your script better from outline stage, all the way through to production. Learn why genre is so crucial to the industry if you want your script to make it to the big screen.

Gabriella Apicella 

Screenwriter Gabriella Apicella primarily writes stories about female characters that are transgressive, unpredictable and believable. She is Co-Founder of UnderWire Festival, alongside Producer Gemma Mitchell. This short film festival recognises raw female filmmaking talent.

Her work has been made into short films, used for experimental theatre projects, and even been commissioned for a sound art installation.

Gabriella has been on the board of Euroscript for 6 years, for whom she
regularly teaches and offers consultancy services. Her work with this Script Development organisation has seen her deliver sessions about the craft for the BFI and London Screenwriters Festival. Other teaching assignments include work at organisations such as Birkbeck College, University of London, the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, and Eaves for Women.

A dedicated activist for equality and human rights, Gabriella is currently producing short film”Honest Lies” based on an original short story written by a woman involved in prostitution who attends one of Gabriella’s writing workshop. In 2010 she also co-produced the short film “Hooray for Hollywood” with the aim to raise awareness about the industry surrounding the production of pornographic images of children. The premiere screening of the film took place at Amnesty International Headquarters.

Gabriella has written for National events listings site Remote Goat, Pure Movies, For Books’ Sake, and the Arts Council funded paper and website Notes from the Underground. Recently she has also written on depictions of women in film for the American feminist film website Bitch Flicks.

How to book: book your place through IdeasTap

Date: 2nd October 3pm – 5pm

Location: London SE1 3UD

Source: IdeasTap Spa

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