About this session

This screenwriting masterclass is all about the conjunction between character and story and how crafting well-defined and memorable characters will inspire and generate story material. 

Which comes first - character or story? Should scripts be primarily plot-driven or character-driven? Our session will focus on key principles for creating story and character for screen drama, whether it’s TV or film.  

This session will be delivered by Philip Shelley.

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About the tutor

Philip Shelley runs his own script consultancy working with screenwriters and production companies. He writes a fortnightly newsletter on screenwriting via the website.

He is now in the 12th year of running the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course, a course that has worked with much of the best new talent in UK screenwriting (eg Charlie Covell, The End Of The F***ing World; Vinay Patel, Doctor Who, Murdered By My Father; Theresa Ikoko, Rocks; Anna Symon, Mrs Wilson, Chandni Lakhani, Dublin Murders; Nathaniel Price, Noughts & Crosses, Tin Star).

Practical Information

The session will take place online from 6.30pm until 7.45pm (GMT) on Tuesday 31 January 2023.

6.30pm–7.30pm: presentation/discussion
7.30pm-7.45pm: audience Q&A

Participants will receive the link to this session a few days ahead of the event.

How to book

Please book via the ticket form below.
This event is open to Members (free) and Non-Members (£20).
We have a limited availability, and operate on a first come first served policy.

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