Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin

THE LONG DISTANCE SCREENWRITER

'Adrian Mead's classes are brilliant - exciting, informative and
inspirational. Nobody does it better!'
Alanna Knight Crime Writer

As an aspiring screenwriter you will quickly learn that the vast majority of
PAID work comes from companies and broadcasters based in London. People
will tell you that in order to get that work you need contacts and "Insider"
information. But what if you live hundreds of miles from the media
capital? How can you build your career?

Marc Pye, Rob Fraser, Louise Ironside and Adrian Mead are successful
Scottish based writers who have written for shows such as Eastenders, Waking
The Dead, River City, The Street, Holby City, Where The Heart Is, Taggart,
The Bill, Monarch Of The Glen and numerous other film, TV and radio
projects.

Come and discover how they got started and how you too can build a career as
a screenwriter. The details of the day are as follows:-

MORNING - Adrian Mead will teach the highly practical strategy that you
need in order to work as a "long distance writer".

1. PLANNING THE TRANSITION TO BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL WRITER - Financial.
Personal. Bursaries. Building a profile. Networking.

2. GETTING YOUR WORK READ

What to write - The most recent briefs from broadcasters, producers and
financiers.

What to send - Log Lines. One page Pitches. Treatments. Spec and sample
scripts.

Who to send it to - Current opportunities.

3. MEETINGS - Scheduling meetings. Cheap travel and accommodation deals.
Pitching at meetings. When to ask for expenses.

4. GETTING AN AGENT .

5. MANAGING REWRITES AND NEW WORK.

“Informative, informal, inspiring!”
Peter Hynes

LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON - The afternoon panel session will give you the opportunity to
ask the writers about their experiences and gain career advice.

The panel will chat about their own approaches to the subjects covered in
the morning and their experiences of working in the industry. Discover how
they deal with script editors, tight deadlines and the challenges and joys
of working as a freelancer. This is also a unique opportunity for you to
learn how professional writers manage the balance between family and career
whilst working in such a highly competitive industry.

During the coffee breaks and a light lunch you will get the chance to
network with the other attendees. This is an great opportunity to make
contacts and gain info.

Attendees at our previous classes will know already that this will be an
extremely busy but fun day, packed with the most up to date and highly
practical information.

if you want to build a career as a professional screenwriter it is essential
that you understand the road ahead and have a strategy for reaching your
goal. That's what this class will give you.

We all do the writing courses. We’ve been taught about Structure, Tone,
Theme, etc etc etc, and now we can write wonderful screenplays, but it’s just
a piece of paper. Adrian tells us how to go about getting it from that
piece of paper and onto a screen.”
James Brannigan Glasgow

BOOK NOW!

Sat 9th June
St Columba's By The Castle Church Hall, Johnston Terrace Edinburgh
10.00 am - 4.30pm
COST £55 (inc VAT and light lunch)
CONTACT: info@meadkerr.com or 0131 554 4539

To see testimonials from previous class participants go to
http://www.meadkerr.com

4 comments:

Lucy said...

I'm planning to go to this. I'm gonna get on a frigging plane to do it as well and face my fear. Shiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!

Dom Carver said...

Now that's what I call dedication. Well done.

Lucy said...

I'm telling as many people as possible so I don't chicken out cos I have a bet with my husband that I can do this - and he owes me a dress if I do!!!

Dom Carver said...

Does he have to wear it?

Planes ain't so bad. It's just the take off and landing I hate. Buy a whole packet of gum, four in total, and put the whole packet in at once and chew it while taking off (and landing). Having a gob full of an impossibly large ball of gum helps to take your mind off it.