Date: April 2, 2022

Time: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Duration: 2 days

Level: Emerging |

Cost: €160 (€144 Members)

Course Summary

On this two-day course you will explore the world of writing scripts for children’s animation. Participants take a look at the process of evolving an episode from initial pitch right through to final draft; the how to’s and what-to-do’s of taking notes and writing stories. You’ll look at how writers’ rooms work, and where to find giggles.

Please note that this is an in-person course which will take place in the Irish Writers Centre building.

Course Outline

  • An overview of the scripting process from pitch to final production script.
  • Basic skills and techniques in writing premises, outlines and scene by scenes.
  • Familiarity with S&P (Standards and Practice)
  • Writers’ rooms and what happens in them.

Course Outcomes

The course is practice-based so participants will have the opportunity to develop and expand ideas, incorporating peer-review and feedback so participants can experience the editing process.

Open to everyone curious about children’s animation. No previous experience in either animation or writing for children is necessary.

Dee Roycroft is a writer and script editor currently writing on new projects for both Cartoon Saloon and Daily Madness. Recent work includes Ollie for Ink & Light and Jessy and Nessy for JAM Media. Over the past 8 years, Dee has worked on productions for many companies and broadcasters including Amazon Studios, RTÉ, BBC, CBBC, Telegael, Fíbín, SLR Australia and TG4. She has co-ordinated Fair City’s New Writers’ programme, mentored on initiatives with Galway Film Centre and the WGI, taught short courses in the Irish Writers Centre and RTÉ and is a Creative Writing tutor in UCD.

Dee recently graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from UCD and received an Arts Council Literature Bursary in October 2021.