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#Training: Screen Training Ireland announces Red Rock Writers Academy II

Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Association of Ireland are seeking applicants for their Red Rock Writers Academy II. The aim of the Academy is to discover another next generation of Irish Writers for television, initially by going through an intensive course on writing for Red Rock and then completing a shadow/trial script.

8 students will be selected for the Academy. On completion of the programme, successful students may be commissioned to write future episodes of the show.

The initial, five-day intensive classroom based section, presented by John Yorke, will comprise:

Day One:

25 top tips for writing TV Drama

Guest Lectures: Kim Revill – Red Rock Showrunner

Paul Walker – Red Rock Series Producer (Editorial)

Red Rock Set Tour

Basics of Writing Red Rock, from editorial and production practicalities viewpoints.

Day Two:

What is a Story, part 1 – the basic ingredients of a story

What is a Story, part 2 – breaking stories – making planning documents work.

Day Three:

What is a Story, part 3 – act structure

Write a Hollywood movie – exercise.

Day Four:

What is a Story, part 4 – journey and change.

Day Five:

Introduction to Red Rock structure

Final exercise and mock episode commissioning.

The writers will then leave the classroom to write a mock script of Red Rock, following the same time pattern as a real commission. They will be script edited by the course tutor and course editor and will be taken through:

  • 1st draft Scene Breakdown
  • 2nd draft Scene Breakdown
  • 1st draft Script
  • 2nd draft Script
  • 3rd draft Script.

This will take place over 7 weeks from 17th October to 29th November 2016 through a mixture of online, skype and personal sessions with the course tutor/course editor. It costs €375.

At the end of the writing period there will be a final session and course review. This session will involve in depth one to one tutorials with the course tutor and the course editor. There will also be a joint session for all writers in the Academy, led by the course tutor, reviewing the highlights and talking about common faults and successes.

Full terms and conditions, and details on how to apply are available on the Screen Training Ireland website.