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Before The Camera Comes The Script: Screenwriting Workshop with James Clarke - 21st September

  • The Society Club 12 Ingestre Pl London, W1F 0JF United Kingdom (map)

If you're keen to write a film script and if you've never, ever attended a session about how to think about, and how to write, a short film screenplay then come and spend the afternoon at The Society Club with writer and filmmaker James Clarke.

The afternoon's workshop will start by asking the big question: what makes an entertaining and affecting short film and, so, what might make an entertaining and affecting short film script?

In trying to answer this James will explore issues of character, theme, plot and story types and there will be a chance in the session to begin working

on a given concept in order to help you start to flex your imagination and think about what it means to do some 'filmmaking on paper'.

All these topics and more will be covered on the day. Sign-up now, space limited to 15.

£95 per person
Coffee/Tea/Soft Drinks/Wine will be provided along with light snacks

About James Clarke
James Clarke has worked extensively as a writer, producer and director and has recently directed and produced a short range of films for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This summer, his short film that James originated and co-wrote, Chasing Cotards, was accepted into the BFI's National Film Archive. His film Space Dance, that James was commissioned to produce for TV broadcast, was a BAFTA Best Short Film longlist contender.

James has written several books about movies and his writing has been featured in magazines such as SFX, Moviescope and 3D World. He has taught Screenwriting and Film Studies at a number of universities including the University of Sussex and the Univeristy of Warwick. He also gives talks about film and film writing for Ideas Tap, The British Council and the British Library.