Lifestyle Learning Direct

Scriptwriting

INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPTWRITING
Discover the basics of scriptwriting for television, film, stage and radio. For most writers it can be difficult to know where to start; however, in this module we point you in the right direction! You learn how to understand the audience, where to begin with your writing and how to generate ideas.

WRITING FOR RADIO
This module concentrates specifically on writing for radio and how to conduct interviews. You discover the fundamentals of radio plays, the correct usage of dialogue and characterisation, as well as learning how to research your market.

WRITING FOR TELEVISION
Here we deal with writing for television, and you learn about meaningful dialogue, as well as the use of sub-plots and scene setting. We introduce you to the different TV and scriptwriting formats, and show you how to market your work. There's even a handy glossary of scriptwriting terms.

TELEMOVIES, SITCOMS, SOAPS AND PLAYS
Taking on a new form, this module introduces the genre of telemovies, sitcoms, soaps and stage plays. You learn about introducing controversial subjects, cliff-hangers, sub-plots and tangles. By the end of the module you will have gained an understanding of meshing characters and polishing your script.

FEATURE FILMS
This module, dealing with feature film writing, shows you how to develop your story through the creation of various Acts. It explores the discipline of writing and putting down ideas on paper, and how to build scenes and find the story's rhythm. Re-writes are vital for a polished piece of writing, and you learn how to assess your own work, as well as promotion and dealing with agents.