Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with Screen Skillnet and in association with MediaXchange are seeking participants for Television Drama – Development Deep-dive, with John Yorke. This course is offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19.
Effective television development requires a creative storytelling skillset, strategic positioning, and personality management. John Yorke has been behind some of the biggest hits in television and has distilled that knowledge into a development deep-dive.
We’ll explore technique, the role of the method of consumption in dictating story structure, but more importantly we will apply that knowledge into contemporary analysis and application.
How do you develop original material? How do you decide whether an idea is best suited to single, a mini-series or Closed Season Serial? How do you work with and get the best from writers? All of these questions, and more, will be explored in a comprehensive guide to developing stories for the modern television market.
Regarding IP and copyright, please be prepared to workshop an idea and share aspects of story development.
July 20th: 11am-12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm
July 21st: 11am-12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm
July 22nd: 10am-11.30am & 1pm-2.30pm
July 23rd: 11am-12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm
July 24th: 11am-12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm
Aimed at experienced Creative Producers, Exec Producers & Development Execs who wish to gain further expertise in developing television drama. Participants must have industry track record with at least two paid professional producing/executive/development credits (television or film).
Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
Please apply online by 5pm on 6th July 2020 with your up to date CV.
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Please note: places on this course are limited and we expect a high volume of applications.