Date: May 1, 2024

Time: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Level: Emerging | Professional Development |

Cost: €240 (€220 Members)

This course will take place in person at the Irish Writers Centre on Wednesdays for 8 weeks.

Course Content

The Screenplay Development course is designed for writers who have completed an introductory screenwriting course at the IWC (or equivalent) and wish to devote eight weeks to workshopping a particular project.

Course Outline

The aim of the course is to foster a professional-level approach to writing and re-writing screenplay material, finding the strengths in the work and addressing the weak spots. Participants should have a story, an idea or even an existing screenplay of theirs that they wish to focus on and be prepared to take it apart and put it together again in a challenging but supportive environment.

Course Outcomes

Eight weeks’ focus on writers’ projects will equip them with a template and a plan for the strong continued development of their scripts with a view to creating work that is ready to be submitted to producers, broadcasters and funding bodies.

Stephen Walsh has written for film, television and comics (with one or two digressions into theatre along the way). His film work has encompassed both fiction (How Harry Became a Tree, starring Colm Meaney and Cillian Murphy) and documentary (Patrick Kavanagh, No Man’s Fool). He has taught screenwriting classes and conducted script workshops at Filmbase and Trinity College in Dublin, and Cartoon Saloon in Kilkenny. His graphic novel, Tony Hancock- The Lad Himself (illustrated by Keith Page) was published recently.