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How to write a Screenplay

Screenwriting for beginners with Carol Harrison

Do you wonder where to start and how to write a screenplay? Do you have a great idea for a film or television but don’t know how to develop it into a script? Here is your opportunity to discover how.

CAROL HARRISON  star of Eastenders, film, TV and stage writer with an MA in screenwriting shares her ‘secrets of the screen trade’ and talks you through how to write a screenplay.

Inspirational and effective her course with teach you the fundamental craft  of screen writing and equip you with the skills you need to develop your own screen projects

With a combination of insightful practical exercises, and illustration and analysis of classic films, Carol will guide you through the process of how to write a screenplay;

  • Finding your story
  • Creating 3 dimensional characters
  • Style and genre
  • Plotting and Structure
  • Creating original compelling dialogue.
  • Formatting your screenplay.
  • Writing a ‘sizzling’ synopsis.
  • How perform the perfect pitch.

Course duration

There are 6 taught sessions held at Brighton Film School, one evening class each week. There may be instances when the group agrees to extend the course to 8 weeks to allow for reading breaks, work breaks and independent creative study. This is at no extra cost.

'How to Write a Screenplay' timetable

This course is taught on a Thursday evening 18.30-20.30pm. Dependent on the group you may wish to work in addition outside these times using our studio space when not in use by other groups.

The Acting for Screen course has three start dates, September, January and April.

Course fees

This 6-week screenwriting course is very well priced at £190.