Denbighshire students plot the script in writer's masterclass

Budding screenwriters from Denbighshire schools are being offered a masterclass in movie writing by accomplished film and television writer Jimmy McGovern.

Jimmy is a critically-acclaimed writer with Broken, Brookside, Cracker, Hillsborough and The Street amongst his long list of  impressive television and film credits.

He will be teaching the ‘Lets Make a Movie’ creative writing masterclass where students will learn about the creative process of writing and how to tell powerful, relevant, gritty stories about real lives, human relationships and situations.

Students will learn some of the secrets of script writing and creating powerful storylines and then take part in a unique collaborative writing exercise to create a silent – or almost silent – movie of their own.

Following the workshop, students from Years 11-13 from all of Denbighshire’s secondary schools will have further opportunities to work with film-makers at TAPE Community Music and Film, to continue the process and produce their own film, with a likely completion deadline of Christmas 2017.  The precise details and timetable will be discussed on the day. 

The masterclass, taking place on Wednesday, November 8 at Blessed Edward Jones School in Rhyl, has been arranged by Denbighshire Education and Children’s Services’ Curriculum Enrichment initiative. 

Posted on Tuesday 7th November 2017