Relaxed discussion of the entire process of script development; engaging with a script editor (frequently a contractual obligation for commissioned writing); what a screenwriter can expect of the process; what producers / development executives / funding agencies expect of the process and what they are looking for in potential projects; challenges and benefits for the screenwriter.
Followed by public Q & A
This is a free event – open to general public but of specific interest to anyone interested in writing for the film industry.
Generously supported by Cork City Council.
Date: Friday April 27th, 2012
Venue: Half Moon Theatre, Half Moon Street, Cork
· Lucy Scher, Director of The Script Factory, London
· Sarah Dillon, Production & Development Coordinator, Irish Film Board
The Script Factory Director
In 1996 Lucy helped set up The Script Factory, one of Europe’s leading script development agencies, and produced the first season of Screenplay Readings in London. As The Script Factory grew, Lucy headed up development and training programmes, working with new and established writers in the UK and overseas. Lucy has worked with numerous writers on short, feature and documentary projects including Paul Fraser, Lana Citron, Sean Hughes, Ash Ditta, Justin Kerrigan, Nick Broomfield, Gavin Hood, Richard Jobson, Michael Walker, Sally El Hosaini. She has also been a development mentor for students at many universities; has devised and delivered courses for numerous agencies and production companies; has worked extensively for a number of regional production funds; and conducts regular development training for The Script Factory both throughout the UK and internationally.
Having devised the UK’s first course for Script Readers some 13 years ago, Lucy now heads The Script Factory’s Diploma in Script Development, the first study programme of its kind staged in partnership with the National Film and Television School.
Reading Screenplays: How to analyse and evaluate film scripts by Lucy Scher was published by Kamera Books in November 2011.
Irish Film Board, Production and Development Co-ordinator
Alongside the Development Executive, the Production & Development Co-ordinator assesses projects for funding, manages the Board’s development slate and is also responsible for contracting and budgetary arrangements for all development projects including features, documentaries and animations. This role also has a close consultative function in regards to all areas of production.