Course Description

Introduction to Screenwriting (6 week course) - November 2020



A screenplay is a collection of scenes, laid out like beads on a necklace. Most screenwriting courses focus front and centre on the big picture, on the hero’s journey, on story and plot structure. This is putting the cart before the horse. In this 6-week course we set out to create unpredictable characters… then put them in great scenes. We focus on the basics of clean screenplay formatting, and on stage directions that never waffle.

We look to banish writer’s block forever with tailor-made pressures on a character and with settings and scenarios that are loaded with symbolism, irony and depth.

Areas to be covered:
The generation of original content, depth of character, dialogue that sings, the power of images and setting, and stage directions, taste, tone and style. Film making as a collaborative art: agents, producers and “the Business”.
No experience is needed for this course; just the enthusiasm to write the film that YOU would love to see.

Access to ZOOM is required for this course.
We will be keeping the same SMALL CLASS SIZE of only 10 students in order to maintain the highest standard of tutoring and full interaction. There will be constant interaction with specific writing assignments for you that will be shared within the course.
  • When: 7-9:30pm | Tuesdays | November 10th –  December 15th, 2020
  • Fees: €270, minimum non-refundable deposit of €100 due within 3 days of reservation. Remaining balance due October 27th, two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund only in the event of Flying Turtle cancellation. No credit/refund if student misses class.

Dublin, Ireland
CollegeFlying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryFilm & Media, Media
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationNon-Certified
Course Start Date10th November 2020
Course End Date15th December 2020
Course Duration6 weeks
Course Time7:00-9:30pm Tuesdays
Course Fee270.00
Entry RequirementsInterest in Screenwriting, filmmaking, TV script writing. Must have access to internet, download free ZOOM app, and have microphone/headset and device for creating sharable word documents.
Carear Pathscreenwriter, filmmaker, actor, director, film producer
Phone0868244826
Course Code025
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Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)



c/o Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor, Dublin D02K037, Dublin City South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D02K037

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