Thursday, 16 February 2012

Story Campus Day 18th February

Tutors: David Keating

Date: 18 February 2012
Duration: 1 day
Venue: The Lighthouse
Cost: €25.00

Participant Profile:
The day is aimed at emerging writers and directors.

A one-day event on the nature and future of storytelling for the screen, this workshop is aimed at both experienced and entry level screenwriters interested in advancing key storytelling techniques for project pitches, story outlines and screenplays.

The day will include: KEYNOTE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BANVILLE Co-writer of Albert Nobbs along with Glenn Close, and Man Booker prize-winner, John Banville will be with us to discuss screenwriting and the challenges of adaptations.

Panel to include: Margaret Corkery (Eamon) Marian Quinn (32A) Carmel Winters (Snap) Reduced production budgets and the expanding opportunities in terms of filmmakers producing and distributing their projects mean screenplays that can be shot on lower end budgets are very much in demand.

Panel to include: Sarah Dillon – Irish Film Board, David Collins – Samson Films (Once, Snap, Asylum), Brendan McCarthy – Fantastic Films (Wake Wood, Outcast, Stitches) An insight into how producers and development executives work with screenwriters to bring out the best in their work. Topics for discussion will include: Thinking about audiences. Working with writer / directors. Best practice for writers looking for producers.

CONTEXT AND CONCEPT – LET’S TALK ABOUT PITCHING Open discussion led by David Pope and David Keating exploring techniques to help present yourself and your project to the industry. Topics for discussion will include: Describing the essence so others can too. Controlling the conversation with confidence and respect. Who are you? Who are they? Who is the audience?

STORY CAMPUS is presented by JDIFF in partnership with Screen Training Ireland and the support of Media Desk.

Please book directly with through the JDIFF website.

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