It’s also why you should be developing ideas and writing for television.
In this two day practical masterclass with Pilar Alessandra, we will show you how to deconstruct your ideas and then rebuild them into marketable projects that commissioners will be clamouring to read.
You will arrive at the class with a collection of great ideas and leave with refocused stories and a clear road map to the commissioners.
'Jam packed with practical tools and effortless insight – brilliant teaching from a very generous expert'
In an exciting atmosphere with other screenwriters, you will learn 'through doing'...
‘Exceeded all my expectations – a must for any writer, no matter how experienced!’
Television NEEDS new stuff. It’s a monster that needs continually feeding and someone needs to write it. Why not you?
With HD and new technology, television is now cinematic with world class cinematography, A-list actors and stunning design... Bottom line, ‘Game Of Thrones’ is simply better than ‘The Hobbit’. That would never have been the case a decade ago. And it's ALL in the writing.
Television can take much bigger risks than film. Shows like ‘Breaking Bad’ prove that it’s not only possible, but it’s also what audiences are clamouring for. While Hollywood reboots sequels and franchises, television is busy telling much more challenging stories about human beings, stories that audiences are begging for.
Unlike film, television is innovating and finding new ways to reach audiences. Whether it’s the BBC iPLayer or Netflix blazing a trail, television is a cash rich industry that has a vested interest in re-investing into itself.
I don’t know about you but I need to get paid for my writing and television demonstrably out performs film when it comes to getting paid for your words. It’s just fact.
Where film is shrinking, television is expanding. Why would anyone not be drawn to writing for a medium that is growing, both economically and also creatively?
‘Quite frankly Pilar’s workshop is the best event I’ve attended on screenwriting’
It’s not just about writing tools and exercises, this workshop is also about the UK television business and how to infiltrate and proliferate. Joining Pilar onstage will be two
industry heavyweights. Last time it was Gub Neal and John Yorke. We will announce these guests over the Summer.
'I believe in active, participatory classes where writers get a chance to learn “on the job.” That means we brainstorm, pitch and write directly in class. By the end of day two, you’ll have all of your elements in place to plunge into the writing of your pilot episode and to verbally present your series to the industry right away. Come in ready to learn, have fun … and write!'
We will be holding networking drinks on the Saturday evening, at a nearby pub (venue TBC). This is an excellent chance to make a pile of powerful new contacts that can help move your project to the next stage. Remember, at the heart of all our events is our community and networking. So dive in, ask for help and offer your help too. Everyone has a unique set of skills, resources and contacts – and these events help connect that talent and resources.
If your screenwriting is not taken to a whole new level during the workshop, I will give you a full refund on the spot. Remember, as an organization, we are in the trenches right beside you. We have made films, we are making films and we connect with hundreds of experienced screenwriters, producers and filmmakers through the London Screenwriters' Festival.