SCREENWRITING WITH WALTER DONOHUE
03/10/2018

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Individual sessions developing your project with Walter Donohue
  • Group sessions exploring how to get your project green-lit and/or published
  • Evening cinema sessions with screenings, workshops and discussions
  • Full board including room, meals and drinks
  • Unlimited use of our Pro Tools recording studios, arts library, digital editing suites, dark room and other facilities
  • Optional mountain expeditions including ascent of Mont Ceint and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars
SKIP TO: COURSE DESCRIPTION WHERE AND WHEN HOW TO BOOK KEY FACTS AND FIGURES



Legendary script editor Walter Donohue is the film industry's best kept secret. Over a forty year career he has worked with some of the most distinctive film-makers in the industry, developing scripts with Wim Wenders, Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson, Peter Greenaway, Steven Soderbergh, Sally Potter and Stephen Frears. An editor at Faber and Faber, Walt has also worked with Paul Auster and Hanif Kureishi.

This course is one-off opportunity to have your work shepherded by one of the most connected editors in the business. Whether you're writing a feature script, TV series or novel, Walt will help you find your voice and offer advice about how to get your writing green-lit and/or published. The course will comprise group work and one-to-one sessions, specifically including:

Pre-course engagement to ensure tailored development for each project and writer
Detailed feedback and analysis of your script, characters and narrative structure
Individual one-to-one sessions focused on supporting you to get the most out of your script
Designated writing time geared towards finishing a new draft
Group sessions looking at how to write stories that connect to audiences and excite film-makers
Evening viewings of films made by directors and writers Walter has worked with
Ongoing, flexible support throughout the course




WHERE AND WHEN?

The course takes place at our residential centre in Aulus les Bains. It's two hours south of Toulouse, high in the French Pyrenees, very near the border with Spain. For detailed travel information, see the transport section. The course starts on Wednesday, 03/10/2018. We advise that you arrive the evening before (02/10/2018) - dinner and accommodation that night is included. The course runs for five days, ending on Sunday night. Accommodation on Sunday night is included, then we leave on Monday morning (08/10/2018). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 02/10/2018, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 08/10/2018.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, you have two options: either click "ENROL NOW" at the top of this page, and pay for your place in full; or click "SPLIT OVER 4 MONTHS". In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 25% of the fee today, and 25% each month (on the same day) for an additional three months. All card payments are handled by Stripe, and are extremely secure. We don't store any card data ourselves - all of this is handled securely off-site by Stripe.

If you have a discount or grant code, click "ADD CODE" next to the course price, paste the code in the box, and hit enter - the page will refresh, and should show the new price. Once you book, whether in a single payment or by starting a payment split, you will receive a booking confirmation email with details about how to book the minibus transport, how to get special requests to us, and so on.

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM AT CAMP, ALL MEALS - BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT CAMP, DINNER AT AN EXCELLENT LOCAL RESTAURANT, UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING STUDIOS, EDITING SUITES, REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LIBRARY AND OTHER FACILITIES, POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT (SEE BELOW)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: TRAVEL
STUDENT LEVEL: THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS COURSE - PARTICIPANTS SHOULD HAVE A PROJECT THEY'RE ALREADY WORKING ON, MAYBE AT A FIRST DRAFT STAGE.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: NONE REQUIRED
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: ONGOING SUPPORT WITH YOUR PROJECT