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Chrysalis: The Advanced Screenplay Development Programme

Tutors: Beth Serlin Mary Kate O’Flanagan

Date: Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Duration: 5th to 10th March followed by writing time from the 11th to the 14th of May, followed by individual feedback with tutors.

Venue: Dublin TBC

Cost: €350

Course Profile:

 

Chrysalis is an intensive, project-based development programme. It is aimed at writers and development teams of both live action and animation cinematic projects.  Individual writers in receipt of third party support and teams of a writer / writers with their active producer / development executive are asked to apply. Eight strong film projects which are approaching or are at the mid-point of the development process will be chosen to participate. The programme will take the form of workshops on the craft of screenwriting combined with intensive project development in a group setting.  Following this participants will have an opportunity to develop a new draft.  They will receive one to one feedback and guidance on their new draft.

The programme aims to:

  • Develop established and up-and-coming writing talent
  • Promote a development culture of creative collaboration
  • Develop peer-to-peer mentoring relationships
  • Provide participants with an understanding of audience, and the importance of identifying the audience for their project
  • Develop 8 original projects.

The craft of screenwriting workshops will focus on:

  • character development – polarity and arc
  • the unity of opposites – how character roles shape a story
  • the basic dramatic predicament
  • fundamentals – what is a scene?
  • how character creates a scene
  • scene form and function
  • different types of tension: suspense, irony, mystery
  • the sequence: fundamentals and form
  • sequences in sequence: building out feature structure

*Please note cost is €350 per project.

Participant Profile:

Chrysalis is aimed at writers and development teams of both live action and animation cinematic projects. It is not open to TV projects. Individual writers in receipt of third party support and teams of a writer / writers with their active producer / development executive are asked to apply. Eight strong film projects which are approaching or are at the mid-point of the development process will be chosen to participate.

 

Application Procedure:

Each writer and team member must apply online at www.screentrainingireand.ie with a current CV. Please also email your logline, 1 page synopsis, script and producer’s / writer’s letter of intention with the names of your team to grainne.bennett@screentrainingireland.ie.

Only applications with the documentation detailed will be considered.

The Deadline for applications is 5pm Monday the 12th of December 2016.

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