During this one day course you will cover:

  • Creating effective characters
  • Writing visually
  • Constructing storylines
  • Devising series ideas that work
  • Scene structure
  • Tackling exposition
  • Creating effective dialogue
  • Putting treatments together
  • Practical career advice on starting out as a writer

Introduction to Screenwriting

With Rick Laxton

YAFTA are very excited to be bringing to you a one day ‘Introduction to Screenwriting’ course with professional screenwriter Rick Laxton.

In 2015, Rick Laxton took the leap to combine his work as a Casting Director with writing for Television.  His debut screenplay went into development within the BBC Comedy Department, which lead to ‘The Pact’, a comedy drama he co-wrote being broadcast on BBC2 in September 2017.  Rick is now developing several new original series with BBC Studios and other independent production companies.

This course provides an excellent opportunity to learn from a professional screenwriter who is currently writing for TV.

Date: Sunday 25th November
Time: 10am to 4pm
(Non YAFTA Student) £80
(current YAFTA Students) £70

Location: YAFTA, 101-103 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1JL.