The Galway Film Centre is running a Scriptwriting Clinic from the 7th to 10th May 2010 with Script Editor Mark McIlrath, who has worked on feature film projects in Ireland, Italy, France and the UK. He has been through the Arista and North by Northwest programmes. He is a regular contributor to Film Ireland and Scriptwriter magazine on script editing theory and practice.
This four day course will look at how to develop your story idea. It is aimed at both emerging & experienced screenwriters working on their feature film screenplays. The course is also aimed at emerging script editors. The class is limited to four writers and two script editors. The course offers a great experience for emerging writers and script editors to work intensively on their stories with a professional script editor. It will cover the basics such as wants and needs, objectives, obstacles, rising action and ideas on sequencing & structure. All participants read each other's treatments prior to the course commencing.
Each editor works with 2 writers during the course.
Those interested in this course will need to submit a script or treatment by 4th May.
For writers: Submit a 3 to 10 page treatment/story outline. 10 pages is the maximum allowable.
Information on how to apply is on the web site.
Writers: €465 unwaged/€475 waged
Editors: €365 unwaged/€375 waged
(These fees include membership to the Centre for the year)