An early round-up this week as I’m up to London today and I’m taking the day off tomorrow because it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, which merrily coincides with payday, so expect the usual stereotypes and clichés out of me. Aye, begorrah, to be sure. “Beannachtai na Feile Padraig” (say it with me: bann/ockt/tee nah fayl/eh pawd/rig). Or “Happy St Patrick’s Day” to those who’re willing and able to drown the shamrock over the weekend (come on the Irish, beat England at the rugby!).
DeMontfort University Leicester Open Day – THURSDAY 30th APRIL -400pm-6.00pm.
Come along & meet the tutors and check out what’s on offer on this unique course in Television Scriptwriting.
This term guests include Mervyn Watson (BBC Executive Producer Casualty)) Tony Wood Head of Mersey TV) & Sarah Bagshaw (Emmerdale scriptwriter) plus a visit to the set of BBC hit series ‘Doctors’.
Check it out at Demontfort University
Phone 0116 250 6179
Middlesex University and Museum in Docklands are collaborating to run a 10 week Screenwriting for Beginners workshop.
Learn how to write film stories with screenwriter and playwright James Martin Charlton.
You will learn the basic tools and practical tips for becoming a screenwriter in this 10 week introductory course from 6.30pm - 8pm every Wednesday starting 5 April 2006 at Museum in Docklands, West India Quay, London E14 4AL.
Advanced booking required (25 places)
Fee: UKP 175 (concs UKP 95) - 10% Discount for Shooters.
Phone 020 8411 5737 for further information
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with enquiries.
Robert McKee’s Story Seminar comes to London again on 28-30 April 2006.
“ROBERT McKEE is the most widely known and respected screenwriting teacher in the world. Portrayed in the Oscar-nominated hit "ADAPTATION," callled "the most influential storytelling theorist since Aristotle" in the Guardian's 2006 Academy Awards special coverage, and interviewed by "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon for CBS News' Sunday Morning 2005 Academy Awards Special, McKee's sold-out Story Seminars teach the essential principles of screenwriting and story design that studios, production companies and publishers demand from their writers.”
Don’t forget to check Robin Kelly’s blog for regular news, updates and opportunities.
And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about “I’ll Have What He’s Having: The Screenwriter’s Diet” but here’s good old Bill Cunningham with a tasty chorizo recipe to whet your appetite… Enjoy!