19th Nov 2011 9:30am-1:00pm
Grand Parade Campus
From Fag Packet to Film Festival
A screenwriting workshop and networking day for the creative industries
The University of Brighton invites you to ‘Stories for Screen’, bringing together a community of academics, broadcasters, digital minds, writers and thinkers in a day of creative workshops, discussions and screenings on storytelling for Film and TV. With two strands offering the best ideas in drama and documentary, the focus is on stories that sell, writing that works and thinking that matters.
The event is the first under a new initiative which aims to introduce the Faculty of Arts as a careers resource for the creative industries in the South East, opening doors for students and industry to network, inspire and learn from each other. Documentary and drama writing workshops, exhibitions of digital art and dance alongside a 'Dragon's Den' panel of industry professionals aim to show off the Faculty of Arts' vision of twenty-first century academia, and open the door to a new era of partnership with the Creative South East.
Industry experts already confirmed include scriptwriters Nick Fisher (New Tricks), Sean Cook (Spooks) and Graham Duff (Ideal); documentary film makers Jerry Rothwell (Donor Unknown) and Daisy Asquith (My New Home); Head of Development and Executive Producer in Drama at Fresh Pictures, Philippa Collie-Cousins and BBC Editorial Policy Advisor on Independent Factual, Bryony Mortimer.
The Shape of the Day
9.30 Welcome, coffee and registration
09.45 - 11.00 Workshops: drama and documentary
11.00 - 11.30 University of Brighton’s Digital Arts MA presents: 'WHAT'S THE STORY?'
Choose between two digital arts experiences to inspire a story for screen in the afternoon workshops, with mentoring from poet and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Jess Moriarty, and writer and lecturer in Broadcast Media, Gilly Smith. And if you’re lucky you could be chosen as one of the five who will pitch to the professionals in a 'Dragon’s Den' panel at the end of the day.
12.15pm Panel Discussion
An opportunity for FIVE delegates to pitch their ideas and get advice on their stories for screen from industry professionals in a 'Dragon’s Den' style panel.
1.30pm Lunch at Earth and Stars
Choose from set menu for £12 per head or join us on the day.
Check our Facebook page for the latest information or tweet with us @Stories4Screen.
For more information, please contact Gilly Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org.