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The Core Principles of Storytelling on the Screen for Composers and Directors

Tutors: Mary Kate O’Flanagan Greg Magee

Date: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Duration: 2 days

Venue: IMRO

Cost: €100

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland and the Irish Music Rights Organisation are seeking participants for “The Basic Principles of Storytelling on the Screen for Composers and Directors”, featuring guest speaker Greg Magee.

This course will provide guidance to composers and creatives on:

  • The Shapes of Stories
  • What Defines a Plot Twist and Why They Are Necessary
  • Character at the Heart of The Screen Story
  • Creating and Sustaining Dramatic Tension
  • Putting the Audience’s Experience First

Mary Kate O’Flanagan is an award-winning screenwriter and story consultant in the European film and television industry. She teaches screenwriting in The UK and The US, across Europe as well as in Ireland for Screen Skills Ireland among others. She has written six feature-length screenplays, five of which have been optioned and supported by funding from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and a pilot for a television series which won the EATC Prix Europa. Mary Kate is Ireland’s First Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth, a title she won at The Abbey Theatre in October 2015. She is also The Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth in LA, a title she won in January 2017.

Participant Profile:

Composers and creatives who wish to enhance their understanding of the principles of storytelling for the screen.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with an current CV. Places on this course will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For further information, please contact grainne.bennett@screenskillsireland.ie

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