Facilitor Barry McEvoy and our first dynamic team of writers in the Intro to Screenwriting course 2015
This course series is taught by internationally renowned actor/screenwriter, Barry McEvoy (Veronica Guerin, Dreamworks, Parallel Pictures, Workhorse and Touchstone, among others!). We currently have TWO levels of screenwriting courses detailed below: Intro to Screenwriting (6-weeks) and Screenwriting – Experienced and Improvers Level with a presentation of work.(10-weeks). See course details below.
As always, we continue to have small class sizes to maintain and excellent standard, and experienced and dedicated facilitators with high level professional industry experience.
“This Screenwriting course is by far, the best, no holds barred, peel it right back creative Screenwriting course I’ve ever taken. It’s intense, enjoyable and most of all rewarding beyond compare.” – James O’Connell
“I am the author of two books; both true stories about my life. So I never had to use my imagination. That all changed when I met Barry McEvoy. He’s the type of guy who will open your eyes to an imaginary world. If you want to do a course that will change your life, look no further.” – Paul Keany (The Cocaine Diaries, The Party Animals)
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Course #11: Intro to Screenwriting (6-week course)
The goal of this course is to set a foundation for writing an original screenplay. While incorporating the basic tools of writing for film, we will explore ways of spinning your ideas into something notable and perhaps special. You will be encouraged to experiment within the freedom of writers-room environment.
Areas to be covered: The generation of original content, depth of character, dialogue that sings, the power of images and setting, and stage directions, taste, tone and style. Filmmaking as a collaborative art: agents, producers and "the Business".
No experience is needed for this course; just the enthusiasm to write the film that YOU would love to see. Class size is limited to 10 students maximum for this course!
When: Thursdays 7:00-9:30pm, February 22nd-March 29th, 2018
Where: Class held at the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, 1st floor Dublin 2.
Fees: €265, minimum non-refundable deposit of €100 due within 3-days of reservation. Remaining balance due February 8th, two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund only in the event of Flying Turtle cancellation. No credit/refund if student misses class.
Course #18: Screenwriting - Experienced and Improvers Level (10 weeks) - By Application with writing sample
This course is for those who have taken the "Intro to Screenwriting" 6-week course with us, or those who have some previous experience writing screenplays. A three page screenwriting sample will be required for all applicants. Class size will be limited to ONLY 8 STUDENTS MAXIMUM in order to provide the highest level of tuition so apply early!!
The objective of this course is to bring your first draft to fruition. By the end of the 10 weeks you will have completed either 1) The first draft of an Hour Long television pilot episode. 2) A half-hour sitcom pilot and Show-bible 3) 60 pages of a Feature length film. A commitment of 6 pages per week will be needed to achieve this objective. The course will culminate in a public reading of selected scenes from each student's script.
Course Overview is as follows...
Classes 1-4, and 6: Group Sessions covering structure, development, and the business of marketing screenplays.
Classes 5, 7 and 8: One-to-one mentoring and guidance in seeing your first draft through so individual appointments will replace group classes.
Classes 9: Return to group class and prep for public reading on the evening of the 10th class presentation dates and times being finalized.
When: Thursdays 7:00-9:30pm, April 12th until the week of June 14th, 2018.
Where: Classes held at the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, 1st floor, Dublin 2. Presentation evening Thursday June 14th 7:00pm., location to be finalized.
Fees: €355, non-refundable deposit of €100 required within 3-days of reservation. Remaining balance due March 29th, two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund only in the event of Flying Turtle cancellation. No credit/refund if student misses class.