If any of you cinephiles are inspired to try writing for the screen yourself, whether for TV or film, you should sign up for one of the weekend writing courses run by two industry pros, Phil Shelley, script editor and Channel 4 Screenwriting Academy leader and Phil Gladwin, film/TV writer and producer.
Held in central London, the fun, friendly courses cover all the basics – structure, dialogue, creating characters, plus some inspiring story-generating exercises to get your creativity flowing. There are also practical pitch writing and delivering exercises, insider tips on networking and growing your career, and some impressive guest speakers.
They attract a mix of beginners and those already in the industry and the next course over 28-29 September features guest speaker Chris Chibnall, writer of Broadchurch. It’s selling out fast so visit thetwophils.co.uk for more info.