Coming Up: Screen Skills Ireland Course - Developing an Animated Television Series

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  • Posted by Eoghan.Lynch on July 02 2019

Great news! Starting on Tuesday, July 16th, Screen Skills Ireland will be running a three-day workshop on 'Developing an Animated Television Series'. In a consistently changing industry writer and creator, Barbara Slade will teach you the skills of how to get noticed in a competitive environment!

Designed especially for writers, producers, and others working within the industry (as well as those who would like to be!) this course will provide participants with a strong development ‘system’ that will apply to any future project, and at the same time bring a new idea to life.

Topics will include:

- Finding the ‘hook’ – the key to any successful series

- Creating and developing your hero

- Building a strong, organic world

- Secondary characters that support your hero

- The important element of conflict

- Making sure the property has ‘legs’ and can sustain a long-running series

- The stories – Where do great stories come from and how to stay creative

- Knowing your genre and understanding your target audience

- How to clearly express your idea/concept and avoid the ‘fluff’

- The Art of the Pitch

The Intensive Three Day workshop will be followed by writing time and feedback on concepts from Barbara. There will then be a pitching day on the 10th of September. The morning will be prepared with Barbara, followed by an afternoon of informal pitching with two commissioners who will provide feedback.

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Deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 10 am.


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