360º Scriptwriting Festival 2013

Posted on 11 March 2013 in Dramaturgy

360º SCRIPT WRITING FESTIVAL 2013

360º is an annual festival of inspiring and professional workshops offering craft skills and industry knowledge across the different mediums: TV, Screen, Radio and Theatre. The festival is one of the best opportunities through the year to meet like minded and industry people in Belfast.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Workshops and talks for people interested in making a living from, script writing in TV, Radio, Film or Theatre.

WHEN?

Wed 10th, Thu 11th and Fri 12th April 2013. Workshops and talks will take place during the day. We have a networking event on Thursday evening and will continue in the pub afterward.

WHERE?

Blackstaff Audience Reception Area (BARA), BBC Blackstaff House, 62-66 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BB.

BOOK!

The workshops are free. There is a limited number of places so please book early by contacting Bronagh Taylor on bronagh.taylor@bbc.co.uk or call on 02890 338 845. Please state clearly which workshops you are interested. When a workshop or talk is full we will keep a waiting list.

Please note lunch is not offered at the festival but that there are plenty of places to get your lunch nearby.

 

PROGRAMME:

Wednesday 10th of April

11.30 – 12.30 – TV AND THEATRE – TALK & Q&A

WRITING FOR CHILDREN

Simon Nelson from BBC Children’s Drama and Anna Newell, Artistic Director for Replay Theatre Company will talk about what to think of when writing for Children and young people. There will be plenty of time for questions.

12.30 – 13.30- LUNCH BREAK

13.30- 14.00

BBC WRITERSROOM – TALK

Kate Rowland talks about the changes to the submission process at BBC Writersroom. Come and find out what it means to you and the nuts and bolts of submitting your script. This is your chance to ask any questions.

14.00 – 15.45 – RADIO – WORKSHOP

WRITING FOR RADIO – THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Kate Rowland from the BBC Writersroom returns to run a creative workshop on writing for radio.

16:00 – 17:00 – TV –Q & A

WRITING ADAPTATIONS

Emma Frost (Jamaica Inn, The White Queen, Consuming Passion, and Shameless) will share her experiences of writing adaptations for TV. There will be plenty of time for questions.

 

Thursday 11th April

10.00 – 11.00 – TV DRAMA -TALK & WORKSHOP

DE- MYSTIFYING THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS – THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Writer Emma Frost (Jamaica Inn, White Queen, Consuming Passion, Shameless) talks with Sarah Stack (BBC Northern Ireland Drama) about dealing with notes from script editors. Followed by a practical workshop on receiving notes in a screen writing process.

11.15 – 13.15 – THEATRE – TALK & WORKSHOP

WORKING WITH A DRAMATURG – THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Rosemary Jenkinson, writer of recent theatre shows such as Planet Belfast and White Star of the North talks with Tinderbox Dramaturg about working with a dramaturg. The talk is followed by a practical workshop on thinking dramaturgically and giving and receiving notes in the stage writing process.

13.15 – 1400 – LUNCH BREAK

14.00 – 16.00 – TV – WORKSHOP

HOW TO PLOT A STORY – THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Writer and script guru Linda Aronson will run a practical workshop on plotting as an introduction to TV writing. The workshop will focus on how to condense and reduce a story and thinking about creating a chain of events.

16.00 – 17.15 – TV DRAMA – TALK & Q & A

WRITING CRIME DRAMA – THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Allan Cubitt (Prime Suspect 2, The Hanging Gale, Murphy’s Law) the creator of the TV series The Fall which is on BBCTWO this spring will be talking about the process of creating a crime drama set in Belfast. There will be plenty of time for questions.

17.30 – NETWORKING

A chance to meet people from the industry and chat to your peers. Locations to be confirmed (a local pub).

 

Friday 12th April

10.00 – 11.45 – TV DRAMA, DOCUMENTRY & THEATRE – TALK

NON-LINEAR NARRATIVE THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Writer and script guru Linda Aronson returns with a practical workshop on using non-linear narrative in TV drama, documentary and stage: Strategies, traps and remedies.

12.00 – 13.00 – TV – TALK & Q & A

BRINGING A SERIES BACK

Locally produced by Stirling Television for BBC Northern Ireland, drama series 6Degrees returns to our screens soon. The writers, a director and production team talk about the challenges and delights in returning to make the 2nd series and how they ended up being involved. Come and get tips on how you can land your first TV credit as a writer or director.

13.00 – 14.00 – LUNCH BREAK

14.00 – 1500 – TV – TALK

THE INFLUENCE OF DENNIS POTTER

Glen Creeber, writer of The Television Drama Genre Book, ‘Serial Television: Big Drama on the Small Screen’ and Digital Culture talks about Dennis Potter’s style and how it has influenced dramas like Oz, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos and Twin Peaks. Do we need a bit more Potter magic in our UK dramas now?