This course is for those who have an idea for a short film and want to put it on paper. Working closely with an experienced tutor, you will be guided through traditional screenplay structure, writing exercises, pitching your idea and group readings of your work.
The tutor is available by email every week to look at participants’ rewrites. To get the most out of this course, you should have time between each class to write. There will be a fortnight long break between class 4 & 5 to allow participants more time to work on their scripts. Any good screenplay requires work and effort and this course can help you to establish a weekly writing routine. The results can be very rewarding. The tutor will give feedback each week in class on everybody’s work so it is much more beneficial if you have read that work beforehand.
We run a short script competition with RTÉ, where 2 scripts are chosen and the filmmakers receive €10,000 each to make the script. As a participant on this course, you are automatically a member and you can enter this competition.
About the Tutor: Ivan McMahon is a filmmaker with over twenty years experience working in the Film and Television industry. He has a Masters degree in Screenwriting from the Huston School of Film. Ivan set up TWO HUNGRY FISH Productions in 2009 and has directed and co-written a number of Irish Film Board funded short films. Ivan produced, directed and co-wrote THE OUTLAW CONCY RYAN for RTE’s Storyland 3.
Date: 6 Tuesday evenings. October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, November 8th, 15th 2011. (6.30pm - 9pm)
Cost: €225 unwaged/ €255 waged (These fees include membership to the Centre for the year).
Just 6 spaces.