Writers Factory looking for aspiring local screenwriters

INNOVATE Limerick through Film in Limerick and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board have announced the return of their Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme for budding film and television writers in the Mid West.

First designed in the early 2000s, the Writers Factory programme has grown to be the gold-standard of screenwriting courses and has launched the careers of many successful writers.

This hugely popular 22-week programme is designed by legendary script guru Phil Parker and led by award-winning screenwriter and director Eleanor Yule, known for her feature film ‘Blinded’ and her television documentaries with Michael Palin. Yule also teaches screenwriting at the Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University.

The programme will take place mainly online on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9.30pm, starting on November 16. It is suitable for aspiring as well as practicing screenwriters who have a focus on writing for film and TV. Participants will compete a short script during the course and have the opportunity to pitch their script and receive feedback.

Commenting on the course launch, Regional Film Manager Paul C Ryan said: “It is hands-down the best screenwriting course I have ever experienced and not only has it become a foundation for writers in the UK, it has also influenced and become adopted as the standard on many MA Screenwriting programmes there.

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“This new version especially updated for Irish learners was a huge success when we ran it last year and we are delighted to see it return to help support the development of more screenwriters in the region.”

Supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board as part of their ongoing partnership with Film in Limerick, the course is offered at a subsidised cost of €100 per participant.

To find out more and apply please visit writersfactory.ie