We’re delighted to be able to announce that the guest author for our SCRIPTWRITING LAB 2013, will be award-winning writer / director Conor Horgan. On August 14th at 7:30pm in Berlin’s Alte Kantine in Wedding, we’re holding a private screening of Conor’s feature film ONE HUNDRED MORNINGS which will be followed by a Q&A. Tickets to this very special event are available here.
Conor Horgan is an Irish writer / director. His first feature film ONE HUNDRED MORNINGS received its US premier at Slamdance Film Festival in January 2010. The film went on to have a nation wide release in Ireland and won the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild Best Feature Script in 2011. His most most recent film premiered this week at the Galway Film Fleadh to a fantastic reception ( http://howtobehappyfilm.tumblr.com/). Conor also teaches on the Master’s course in filmaking with Filmbase, Dublin/Staffordshire University.
The evening is part of our summer scriptwriting workshop. If you are ready for 5 days of scriptwriting intensity there are still places available and all the details are below.
You can field any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
With Donna Sharpe and CJ Hopkins (August 12th-16th)
Got a great idea for a screen or stage play? Want to develop it properly before writing your first draft? Written that first draft, but got a bit lost along the way? Preparing to send your script out, but would like to put it to the test and get feedback from professional scriptwriters before you do?
The Reader Berlin’s Scriptwriting Lab with Donna Sharpe and C.J. Hopkins is an intensive 5-day script development course designed for both beginning and more experienced screenwriters and playwrights. Through an inspiring mix of lectures, workshops and individual mentoring sessions, the Lab will provide you with the practical tools and knowledge you need to take the next step in your writing process. Course elements will include building characters and storylines, pitching your ideas, story structure analysis, understanding genres, loglines and synopses, elements of scene and writing convincing dialogue.
Daily:10am – 11.30am – WORKSHOP 11.30am – 11.45am – COFFEE BREAK 11.45am – 1.15pm – LECTURE 1.15pm – 2.00pm – LUNCH 2.00pm – ONE to ONE SESSIONS / PERSONAL WRITING TIME
Wednesday 14th – Evening screening of ONE HUNDRED MORNINGS and Q&A with Conor Horgan
Donna Sharpe has written and directed award-winning documentary films for the BBC; had her first play workshopped at the Royal National Theatre Studio, London; and has a major historical drama series in development with ITV Studios and ZDF, as well as two feature-length screenplays optioned by independent producers. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from U.E.A.
C.J. Hopkins began writing for the stage in New York City in the 1990s. His plays have been commissioned, produced and have toured internationally, playing theatres and festivals such as Riverside Studios (London), 59E59 Theaters (New York), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), and the Du Maurier World Stage Festival (Toronto), among many others. His playwriting awards include the 2002 Best of the Fringe Firsts in Edinburgh, Scotsman Fringe Firsts for New Writing in 2002 and 2005, and the 2004 Best of the Adelaide Fringe award. Editions of his plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Methuen) and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. He holds a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Miami.http://cjhopkins.com/