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Venue: Online
Dates: 10 months, entry on a rolling basis
Fee: £1,300 (2 instalments of £650) / £1,040 concessions (2 instalments of £520) – we do not charge VAT
You could get £200 towards the cost of your fees with an ILA account: more info here.
Or Businesses and Freelancers could get £500 with SDS Flexible Funding: more info here

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! Interested in this course, but not sure if it’s right for you?  Why not try a free Skype session with the tutor Brian McGill.  Email info [at] screenacademyscotland [dot] ac [dot] uk to book your session.

This pioneering online screenwriting consultancy service allows screenwriters to develop a feature film script from initial idea to third draft screenplay, over the period of 10 months, benefiting from comprehensive one to one feedback, 12 hours of development in terms of feedback, discussion and notes via Skype meetings, and 10 practical and extensive online lessons covering the essential areas of the craft needed to write a screenplay in any genre.

What people have said:
I would highly recommend this course to anyone. The one to one feedback was invaluable.
Doris Dickson
Former participant

I can honestly say it's the best money I've spent on professional development for a long time.
Ros Borland
Co-producer ‘The Last King of Scotland’
Producer ‘Wild Country’

‘I now have a second draft screenplay that a Producer has asked to see’

The Tutor
Brian McGill has been a professional scriptwriter for twenty five years and has written for several television series, including Taggart (Scottish Television) and Call Red (Granada) as well as the feature film La Guerre Des Moutons.  He presently teaches film writing at Screen Academy Scotland, at Örebro University, Sweden, and at Berghs School of Communication, Sweden, and currently acts as an online script tutor on ENGAGE.

Who’s it for?
Entry level, intermediate or experienced writers with:

  • an idea to develop,
  • a broadband connection
  • a basic understanding of how to use Skype (although technical support is available for those screenwriters new to Skype and VLE learning).

We ask that all participants submit a current CV with the completed booking form. There is no formal application process for Online Script Development however your CV will give the tutor a better idea of where you are in your career.

How to book
Please click here to visit our 'How to Book a Short Course' page and download a booking form.

If you have any questions please contact us at info [at] screenacademyscotland [dot] ac [dot] uk or call 0131 455 2572