Introduction to writing workshop
Fully funded by The Arts Council, Anyone Can Write, runs free online workshops, via Zoom, as well as individual mentoring sessions. Our main aim is to target people from under-represented backgrounds and people who live outside of London and are lacking support. Through our online workshops, led by an Olivier Nominated Writer, we share information about what makes good writing and how to get your script to the next stage of its development and in front of the right people. We want to explain how Theatre/TV/Film industries accept new writing, what they look for and ultimately how to get your foot in the door. A lot of this knowledge is assumed and not easily accessible, particularly for people with socio-economic barriers, those who didn't attend drama/film school or have no contacts/relationships with venues or theatre/tv companies.
ABOUT THE HOST
Taz Skylar, a writer and actor, had his first play Warheads (which he wrote, produced and starred in) nominated for an Olivier Award in 2020 after a four week run at The Park Theatre. The play has now been optioned for a film adaptation, as well as being picked up for a publishing deal with Samuel French (Concord). Aside from that, Taz’s acting credits include Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution on the West End, And feature films ‘The Deal’ (From the producer of Independence Day & Geostorm), ‘Boiling Point’ (Starring Stephen Graham), ‘Villain’ (Released by Vertigo) and ‘The Kill Team’ (Directed by two time Oscar Nominated Dan Krauss) Taz now has a TV show in development with Roughcut and has been commissioned by Ascendant Films (who recently produced the LFF selected one-shot indie feature, Boiling Point) to write their upcoming feature film, “The Society”, based on the legal team who defended Harvey Weinstein, Ted Bundy, Bill Cosby, O.J Simpson and Michael Jackson.
Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for those who do not attend the workshop