Script Writing Scheme for Experienced Writers
This course is now closed for applications. If you are interested in attending a similar course in the future, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
An exciting NEW Scheme in partnership with BBC Academy, London
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - 12 midday, Wednesday 11th July 2012
- 6 months intensive course - part-time from the end of August.
- 9 two-day development workshops and masterclasses– an opportunity to learn from experienced network writers
- One-to-one and on-line support from experienced mentors
This scheme is for experienced writers with at least 3 broadcast or theatre credits.
The aim of the scheme is to provide the participants with a comprehensive understanding of how to develop, write and pitch an idea for media commissioning bodies.
The scheme comprises of face-to-face masterclasses in the following genres:
Contemporary Drama – Gritty Realism ,The Hero's Journey, Science Fiction / Fantasy, Multiple Narrative Perspectives, Crime Drama, Adaptation, Historical Drama, Structure & Story in Comedy, Story & Narrative for Children, Transmedia Storytelling and Musical Drama for TV.
These will be delivered alongside workshop sessions in areas such as the 3 Act Structure, High Concept Series, Poetic and Musical Form and working in the American Writer’s Room.
Specialists currently working in the industry, will deliver all of the above.
Alongside these workshops, each beneficiary will work through an intense script development process with his/her own script and will be allocated a top UK mentor to support the development.
At the end of the scheme, each beneficiary will have a fully developed idea – including Story Bible, writing examples and a fully drafted script – ready to pitch to commissioners and industry professionals.
SCROLL DOWN FOR THE CRITERIA AND HOW TO APPLY (INCLUDING THE GUIDANCE NOTES)
- Interviews will be held during the week of the 30th July 2012
- Scheme start date: Thursday, 30th August 2012
For further information or for an informal chat about the course, contact Shân Gwenfron Jones- email@example.com / 01286 668002
CRITERIA AND SELECTION PROCESSES
Please note that this project has been made possible through the Creative Skillset Cymru Skills for the Digital Economy Programme, backed with £2.7m from the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Government, with the rest of the funds provided by Welsh broadcaster S4C, and the trade association for independent producers in film and television in Wales, Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (TAC).
The overall aim of the Skills for the Digital Economy Programme is to develop and deliver industry-led, flexible, higher level skills provision led by the industry and which meets the needs of the industry Creative Media employers and freelancers living and working in West Wales and the Valleys including North West Wales.
In light of this, beneficiaries of these courses must EITHER LIVE OR WORK in the Convergence areas i.e. Isle of Anglesey; Conwy; Denbighshire; Gwynedd; Ceredigion; Pembrokeshire; Carmarthenshire; Swansea; Neath Port Talbot; Bridgend; Rhondda Cynon Taff; Merthyr Tydfil; Blaenau Gwent; Caerphilly and Torfaen.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.
- Applicants will have at least 3 broadcast credits
- We are unable to accept applications from individuals who will be in full time education during the period of the scheme.
- You must be available for the whole of the scheme period as outlined and be able to commit to complete all the remote work as required.
- Applications from Welsh language speakers are very welcome – there will be opportunities to produce work through the medium of Welsh.
- Cyfle is an Equal Opportunities Employer and applications are encouraged by individuals of all backgrounds.
PLEASE SEE ‘HOW TO APPLY’ FOR MORE DETAILED CRITERIA INFORMATION
6 months, part time
30 August 2012 - 30 January 2013
12pm, Wednesday 11th July 2012
Due to the highly subsidised nature of this scheme, participants will only have to pay £1000 towards the training costs.
If you are successful in gaining a place on this training scheme, you may be eligible for a bursary of up to 80% through Creative Skillset Cymru. Check out the guidelines for further information:
THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A SIMILAR COURSE IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE E-MAIL COURSES@CYFLE.CO.UK
PLEASE READ ‘THE SCHEME GUIDANCE NOTES’ BEFORE APPLYING
All scheme information and how to apply details are in this document.
Download the SCHEME GUIDANCE NOTES HERE
When applying for this scheme candidates must submit the following:
- CV detailing your scripting experience
- An outline for an original idea (1x A4 max.)
- 1 scene from an original drama written by the applicant (in PDF or Word format)
Candidates must also download and fill in the Diversity Monitoring Form, the Participant Enrolment Form AND the De-Minimis Form below:
The offline Monitoring Form (Word format – download here)
The offline Participant Enrolment Form (Word format – <a class="word" href="http://cyfle.co.uk/http://cyflelive.bigeyedeers.co.uk//admin/js../../../uploads/docs/Participant%20Enr
Rhys Miles Thomas
Here are just some of the speakers confirmed for the Script Writing Scheme for Experienced Writers so far.
Mellie is a children’s/family TV consultant, producer, script writer and editor.
Her credits include BAFTA nominated CBeebies show GRANDPA IN MY POCKET, CHARLIE & LOLA for the BBC and Disney channel, and THE HOOBS for Channel 4. She is currently in production on a new flagship pre-school commission from Turner Entertainment, THE HA! HA! HAIRIES
For further information about Mellie’s work, click here
Nigel Crowle is a UK-based writer for stage, screen, print and TV.
Over the years, he’s worked for the BBC, ITV, C4, S4C, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Sky. Nigel has written many BAFTA-winning series’ and an Oscar-nominated film, and for names including Ant & Dec, Jack Lemon, Terry Wogan, Sir Ben Kingsley, Basil Brush, Donny Osmond, Ruth Jones, & the Chuckle Brothers.
For further information about Nigel’s work, click here
Ashley Pharoah is a British Television writer, and co-creator of the successful drama series Life on Mars, which began on BBC One in 2006. He began his television writing career on the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 1991, and went on to contribute episodes to the popular BBC One drama series Casualty and Silent Witness (1996).
For ITV he created the long-running series Where the Heart Is, for which he wrote episodes from 1997 to 2000, and he also contributed to the BBC One TV programme Down to Earth in 2001.
Other work around this time included creating the series Wild at Heart (2006 – present).
For further information about Ashley’s work, click here
Barbara Slade is a writer, creator and producer of children’s programming.
Slade began her screenwriting career in London when her first show “Brown Bear’s Wedding” starring Helena Bonham Carter, Joss Ackland and Hugh Laurie aired on ITV.
Her TV credits include Angelina Ballerina, Rotten Ralph, Rugrats (multiple episodes), Sonic the Hedgehog (multiple episodes), and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures (multiple episodes). Her film credits include Winnie the Pooh: Stories from the Hundred-Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving, Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail and Brown Bear’s Wedding.
For further information about Barbara’s work, click here
In 1987,Lucy entered the Richard Burton Award for New Playwrights. Her offering, Keeping Tom Nice, earned her the award and a six-month writer-in-residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1988 Keeping Tom Nice was staged to acclaim at the Almeida Theatre in London, and in 1989 shown as a BBC TV Screenplay starring Linus Roache.
Gannon has a bulging portfolio of successful single dramas, including Dad, Tender Loving Care, Trip Trap, The Gift, and Big Cat.
Her television credits include THE BEST OF MEN (Whitby Davison/BBC), MONROE (Mammoth Screen/ITV), EASTENDERS (BBC), CORONATION STREET (ITV Studios) and WILD AT HEART (Company Pictures).
For further information about Barbara’s work, click here
This activity is being carried out as part of Creative Skillset Cymru’s £4.5m Skills for the Digital Economy Programme. The Programme is backed with £2.7m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, with the rest of the funds provided by Welsh broadcaster S4C, the trade association for independent producers in film and television in Wales, Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (TAC) and Creative Skillset Cymru.