#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:
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.
What is a Story, part 1 – the basic ingredients of a story
What is a Story, part 2 – breaking stories – making planning documents work.
What is a Story, part 3 – act structure
Write a Hollywood movie – exercise.
What is a Story, part 4 – journey and change.
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.