The Art of Screenwriting: A Practical Guide

Tuesdays, 11 Feb – 31 Mar, 7pm – 9pm | SOLD OUT

Price: £96 / £80 conc / £72 Members

Tutors: Kenton Hall

Booking Information:
This course will run on Tuesdays, 11 Feb – 31 Mar 2020, from 7pm – 9pm.
You must be 18 or over to attend.
MyPhoenix Members & Friends – please book in person or phone Box Office (0116 242 2800) to get your member discount.



The Art of Screenwriting will provide a practical, skills-based guide to screenwriting, taking you from your initial idea to a finished short film script over the course of eight weeks. Experienced writer Kenton Hall will cover all aspects of screenwriting and working in the film industry, enabling you to take part in the full script-to-screen process. Using a combination of digital presentation, lecture and short film, writers of all levels of experience will be encouraged to develop, pitch and refine a short film script, while developing both their craft and industry knowledge.

Kenton showed a great deal of passion about their subject and this transmitted to the participants. We were all impressed with their depth of knowledge and their effective methodology in kick-starting our creativity. High recommendation from me for course and tutors.”

Course Breakdown:

Week 1:   An introduction to screenwriting
Week 2:   The ‘light bulb’ moment: is your idea any good? – ideas and pitching
Week 3:   Structure and why it matters – structuring your script
Week 4:   A bunch of authors in search of some characters – writing convincing characters
Week 5:   The plot thickens – plot construction
Week 6:   Your first draft and how much it sucks! – writing your script
Week 7:   How I learned to stop worrying and love my script editor – editing and refining your script
Week 8:   Giving up your baby: what happens next? – how a script is developed into a film

All participants will write a script at the end of the course which will be edited to professional standards.



We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.

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