Do you have an idea for a film that you would like to begin writing? Or do you have a script already written? Do you want to take the next step to directing your own film? Regardless of which stage of the process you are at, this two-day workshop will get you much closer to making your movie.

Multi-award winning writer-director Terry McMahon hosts two separate intensive two-day ‘Writing and Directing Your Film’ workshops on Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th of April or Saturday 13th and Sunday 21st of May in The Lab on Foley Street, Dublin.

Detailing the fundamental techniques of screenwriting you will learn how to interrogate your idea in order to develop it into a cohesive structure. You will examine the principles and necessities of character, the ‘arc of transformation’ and the prerequisites for successful scene-by-scene constructs. Through empowering analysis of your idea and/or script you will be well on your way to fixing your current draft or completing your first draft.

Taking your scenes off the page you will discover how to most effectively work with actors and non-actors and how to transform a scene. You will learn how and why dialogue works and the profound impact an actor can have on your material. You will learn how to improve both your writing and your directing skills by interrogating your scene in a way you hadn’t imagined.

Running from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm the cost of each two-day workshop is €140, but places are limited and each previous classes have sold out. Dates are Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th of April or Saturday 13th and Sunday 21st of May in The Lab on Foley Street, Dublin.

Email terry69@gmail.com or text 085-8860300 to book your place.

Winner Directors Guild of America Finders Series Award, Grand Jury Prize Woodstock Film Festival, Best Film Galway Film Fleadh, Irish Times Best Film of the Year, Audience Award Cork Film Festival, and The Grand Prix at Breaking Down Barriers VIII, Terry McMahon is writer-director of Patrick’s Day and Charlie Casanova and has been awarded RKO Pictures Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award, the Tiernan MacBride Screenwriting Award, The Irish Film and Television Award, and has lectured in Trinity College, The National Film School, UCC, DIT, Colaiste Dhulaigh, Bow Street, Pulse College, Dundalk IT, The John Huston Film School, plus The Casa del Cinema in Rome, and The Kino-Teatr in Moscow.

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