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The Writers' Factory launches new programme of training for Screenwriters ( 14/06/2010 )

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Scottish Screen have teamed up to launch the second phase of The Writers' Factory, an innovative screenwriting programme providing workshop-based training and support across Scotland for writers at all stages of their career.
The new programme includes the much anticipated 22-week Feature Film Course. Devised by UK Screenwriting guru, Phil Parker, it is designed to give writers the creative and technical tools they need to write a feature length screenplay.

Established in 2003, The Writers' Factory provides screen industry approved screenwriting courses delivered by experienced trainers. The short film focussed Introduction to Screenwriting and the Express courses have been highly successful in developing screenwriters, many of whom have gone on to produce short film scripts or pursue their interest in writing at Film School.

Key to the success of The Writers' Factory are the tutors, and this new programme boasts an expanded pool of trainers to widen the reach of the courses across Scotland. All the trainers are experienced screen industry professionals who have been taught how to deliver the workshops by the course designer, Phil Parker.

The courses are hosted by a variety of organisations and Playwrights' Studio Scotland welcomes requests from potential hosts and groups of writers across Scotland to find ways of bringing a course to their area or community.

Scottish Screen's Head of Talent and Creativity, Carole Sheridan said: "The Writers' Factory is a key part of a bigger strategy to develop writers in Scotland who have great ideas and provide them with the tools to produce films that are financeable and that make an impact on the big screen."

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