Writing Professionally for Film and TV: writing from a producer's brief
This is an official Singapore Government Work Skills Qualification.
This Course covers the principles of screenwriting from a creative and industrial perspective. The skills include the ability to interpret a producer’s brief, understand the essential vision of the project as instructed by the producer and the production restraints such as budget, technological, and audience requirements, that the project has to work within. It will cover creative brainstorming within a structured environment, story creation, dramatic and writing skills, with an emphasis on writing for episodic TV and the particular skills required for writing within that environment.
Lawrence Gray is a British screenwriter and director based in Hong Kong. He has written for UK and Singaporean TV dramas, edited and doctored Indian and Chinese film scripts. He has won the PAWS Award for TV Drama, and the Hong Kong Asia Finance Forum's award for best Hong Kong film project of the year. He has taught screenwriting in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Las Vegas. And was a founder and chairman of the London Screenwriters' Workshop. He also founded the Hong Kong Writers' Circle and has written short stories, newspaper and magazine articles in various publications around the region. He is currently writing, producing and directing his own films.
The course lasts 5 days, and takes place various times throughout the year at:
The Singapore Media Academy, 30 Merchant Road, Riverside Point #04-13, Singapore 058282
Course Fee: Payable with Subsidy: $1030 inclusive of GST
NTUC union members are eligible for additional training subsidy via the UTAP programme. To apply, visithttps://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg/login_NETF.asp