Just found my first 2 episodes of the Bill as a screenwriter on YouTube. From 1998 the half-hour was the very first professional writing gig I ever got. I’d never thought a plumbers son from Coventry like me could ever be a writer so I was/am very proud of this. I have this on my office wall to this day.
The hour long S.A.D was a “Christmas Special” broadcast on New Year’s Eve and is quirky and great fun with the first child birth in the Sunhill cells.
Demand for Rewriting Your Script at Weymouth Library this Autumn has been so great we are now running it twice!
Places are limited to 12 on Rewriting Your Script and we have had over 30 applications.
Thus the original run of the programme will continue from 10.00-13.00 on Tuesday’s for 12 weeks from 24th September at Weymouth Library.
In addition we are now running the programme on Monday afternoon’s at Weymouth Library from 13.00-16.00 for 12 weeks from Monday 23rd September. Continue reading
BY CHRIS JURY
SERIES ONE: LE MAISON D’ARRÊT
The Haunting Of Hill House meets Taboo. A gothic horror story set in the 21st Century London of Canary Wharf and the Shard but steeped in the Victorian East-End of Bill
Sykes and Jack Ripper.
Further to my trip in 2017 into deepest Trump territory, I have completed a pilot script and series bible for Rednecks, an industrial western set during the Mine Wars of West Virginia in the 1920’s.
Special thanks to Sean Bridger, Ian McShane and Mathew Jacobs whose advice and encouragement were crucial to completing the script.
The project is now being repped in the USA by the King Of UK Showbiz himself, Duncan Heath.
My article on culture, class and identity politics originally published by the Shiela McKechnie Foundation, has been picked up by a new website and online network Visionary, which aims to be a catalyst for social change, inspiring communities via art, media and entertainment. Take a look here
We seem to have really connected with this programme and were a little surprised to find ourselves massively oversubscribed and with less than half the places we needed for everyone who wanted to attend.
However, I am delighted to say that with the help of Springfield Mind and the WEA we are now running the programme in Leamington Spa concurrently three times in the new year.
The Springfield Mind sessions are free and run on Thursday afternoons 13.00-16.00 and Friday 09.30-12.30 mornings at the Mind building, Southborough Terrace, Brunswick St, Leamington Spa CV31 2DT.
If you are interested in attending please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The WEA version runs on Monday evenings from 18.00-21.00 and costs £14.50 per week and is slightly more focused on the teaching of script writing skills. There are still places available for this version which can be booked here.
To run the programme three times instead of one means that some of our costs have tripled and even with the grants and donations we have raised so far we will be running at a significant loss.
Which is where you come in! We are committed to running the programme three times come what may but any donations you give will help reduce our loss and enable us to start to roll the programme out across the UK.
If you are able to help you can do so on our Go Fund Me page.
Or via BACS to Acc: 65127633 Sort Code: 53-61-3.
All the best and in anticipation… thanks for your donation!
My first WEA course starts in Leamington Spa on Monday the 4th February 18.00-21.00 and runs for 8 weeks.
An introduction to scriptwriting & a tool for analysing life problems.
£14.50 per session. You can enrolling here.
My latest venture!
ScreenWrite – Affordable adult education classes that provide vocational training for aspiring writers of film and television drama.
Each course starts with a weekend of face to face workshops in Stratford-Upon-Avon followed by three months of online tutorials.
You can take any of the four ScreenWrite courses to top up your existing knowledge or you can take all four courses over 18 months as a comprehensive training in writing for film and television drama that is equivalent in scope and content to a university degree.
• 40 hours of teaching
• 2 days of face-to face, intensive teaching workshops
• 12 x 2 hour Online Live Lectures
• 6 x 1 hour 121 Online Tutorials
• Bi-weekly Individual Feedback On Your Work
• Live Online Webinars with Top Industry Professionals
Introduction To Screenwriting and Authored TV Drama are running January to May 2019.
What’s Your Story? is a creative therapeutic programme that gives users the space and tools to analyse and understand their life-problems as stories.
The programme has been developed by myself and Steve Norton out of the initial Flipping The Script programme.
Reimagining life-problems as stories can give users the insights to create their own solutions.
It is a mental wellbeing programme for anyone struggling to manage, understand or change their lives.
The programme next runs for 8 weeks, 09.30-12.30 on Friday mornings at Springfield Mind in Leamington Spa starting on Friday 25th January 2019.