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THIS intensive weekend will teach you all the essential tools you need to become a professional screenwriter. Learn the insider secrets of Tarantino, Callie Khouri and Joe Eszterhas to make your screenplay stand out from the crowd. Master the practical techniques that can put you into the top 10% of screenwriters in the world.

“…the best series of classes and seminars available in the UK”
Blake Snyder, Hollywood Screenwriter and No.1 best selling author of Save The Cat

“The course is without doubt the best 'one stop shop' for anyone seriously committed to writing for film. I learned a huge amount about both the structure and philosophy every successful screenplay needs.”
David Lemon, Screenwriter of ‘Faintheart’ Film 4 & Vertigo Films.

“LSC really took my writing to the next level. After taking their weekend course I have since sold my comedy ‘Euston, We Have A Problem’ to Hammer and my script ‘Cornered’ is to go into production in L.A. next month with Maze Films, with another commission from them on the way. So thanks LSC, you really helped me become a professional screenwriter.”
Darrin Grimwood, Screenwriter

For over 15 years, LSC has taught its weekly professional screenwriter’s course in Hoxton and Soho. We have now condensed our 18 week programme into an intensive 2 day weekend seminar; essential for anyone who missed the course and an opportunity for others to recap.

Renowned for their unique approach and clarity, LSC will take you step by step through the professional process to creating a screenplay, including developing a unique High Concept, Understanding Plot Structure, Hierarchy of Characters, the mysteries of Segments, Sequences, and Scenes plus important industry information on how to Pitch and Sell your Script.

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DAY ONE

Becoming a Screenwriter
An INTRODUCTION to screenwriting. Why become a writer and what level of
commitment is needed to succeed.

Developing Your Voice
Techniques to build your own personal voice. What fascinates you, your strengths,
useful
experiences you can use, discover the unique story that is already inside.

History of Dramaturgy
We discuss the essence of story and its function in society, from Aristotle
to the modern 90-minute movie we know today.

Knowing your Audience
They decide the success of your movie; we will help you identify the audience
you want to write for and ensure you communicate to them as clearly as possible.

The Unique High Concept
We make sure your movie has a hook, or catchy premise, that will
be written on the billboard to draw audiences into the cinema.


Identifying Theme
This is what your film is really about, the message that the audience takes away,
and why they urge their friends to go and see it.

Genre
An essential framework which positions your film in the market, we analyse
all the major genres and reveal which are most successful for first time writers.


Plot Structure
The essential tool for communicating story, we explain the major events driving a
story forward and propelling the audience to the climax.


DAY TWO

Hierarchy of Characters
Learn to clearly identify your hero and your villain, and discover the other interesting
characters that enrich screen stories.

Segments and Sequences
See how eight short films make a feature, each with a beginning, middle and end,
and a hook to pull the audience through to the next stage.

Sensational Scenes
The events that make up the meat of your film. We show you how to make scenes
dramatic so that the events have a causal relationship and build in tension.

Writing Outlines and Treatments
To sell your movie, you'll need some form of summation of your story - essential for
submission to producers and funding bodies, also the best way to clarify your ideas
before committing precious time and energy to a full script.

Screenplay Style and Format
How to recreate the movie experience on the page and the correct presentation of your
script. This is essential for attracting interest from a film company who will want to
read your script before getting involved any further. Film companies will not even
look at your script if it is formatted incorrectly - don't let all your hard work go to waste.

Devastating Dialogue
If characters spoke in films as we speak in real life, we would be asleep in minutes.
We will teach you handy techniques for writing dialogue that leaps off the page.

The Perfect Pitch
It is crucial to be able to present your story in a concise and dramatic way. This
prepares you for professional meetings and enables you to practice your idea quickly
and effectively.

Selling Your Script
Now you have a finished script you are ready to go out and sell it. Discover how
to get funding, go to festivals, build relationships with producers, and copyright
your script in the UK and the US



Time:VV 10:00am to 6:30pm
Date: VV
Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 Oct 2017
Venue: VCentral London
Venue: V
Fee:VVV £165 (Attendance by reservation only)


Maximum number of places: 25
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