From Stage to Screen
With Andy Twyman
From Stage To Screen is a practical workshop aimed at Playwrights interested in transitioning to Film and TV. If you’re looking to adapt a current piece of work for screen, or just interested in how your stage experience can translate to Film or TV then come along for a session filled with exercises and discussions!
Over the course of the afternoon we’ll be exploring how your craft as a playwright informs your work as a Screenwriter. We’ll cover practical differences like how to format your script properly to discussing how to turn dialogue into action. We’ll look at how theatre has helped shape the current TV landscape and how the freedom of form and structure in theatre can translate in film. We’ll examine how to pitch your ideas and consolidate them into a one page pitch document.
There will be some reading and watching set prior to the workshop and it will include both discursive and practical tasks highlighting the topics we discuss. Finally there will be some time for questions at the end!
This workshop is aimed at playwrights with little experience of Film/TV.
When: Friday 23rd July
Time: 1 – 4pm
Where: Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton Street, W1K 6TG
Andy is a Theatre Director and Dramaturg and a Writer/Director for Film and TV. Andy has most recently been a part of the BBC Writersroom (Drama) 2021. He currently has Film and TV projects in development with a number of independent companies. Andy has also worked as a freelance reader for Lionsgate Films and EntertainmentOne TV.
Prior to this Andy was Associate Director at HighTide Festival Theatre where he ran the artistic development programmes including HighTide’s inaugural Writers Group in 2018. He has worked as a Director or Assistant at theatres across the UK including HighTide, The Arcola, Bush Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Old Red Lion Theatre, Vault Festival and Above The Stag. He has ran workshops for writers at theatres including the; Traverse Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, Cambridge Junction.
At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.
With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.
If you are interested, please fill in this form where you can tell us a bit about yourself and let us know which course you are interested in:
Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.
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