Course Description

Introduction to Screenwriting (6 week course) – November 2021 – ON ZOOM

Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)



A screenplay is a collection of scenes, laid out like beads on a necklace. Most screenwriting courses focus front and centre on the big picture, on the hero’s journey, on story and plot structure. This is putting the cart before the horse. In this 6-week course we set out to create unpredictable characters… then put them in great scenes. We focus on the basics of clean screenplay formatting, and on stage directions that never waffle.

We look to banish writer’s block forever with tailor-made pressures on a character and with settings and scenarios that are loaded with symbolism, irony and depth.

Areas to be covered:
The generation of original content, depth of character, dialogue that sings, the power of images and setting, and stage directions, taste, tone and style. Film making as a collaborative art: agents, producers and “the Business”.
No experience is needed for this course; just the enthusiasm to write the film that YOU would love to see.

Access to ZOOM is required for this course.
We will be keeping the same SMALL CLASS SIZE of only 10 students in order to maintain the highest standard of tutoring and full interaction. There will be constant interaction with specific writing assignments for you that will be shared within the course. You must have access to the internet via a laptop or tablet, with earphones/microphone and camera in order to participate in this class on ZOOM.

  • When: 7-9:30pm | THURSDAYS November 11th – December 16th, 2021
  • Master Facilitator: Barry McEvoy
  • Fees: €270, minimum non-refundable deposit of €100 due within 3 days of reservation. Remaining balance due October 28th two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund only in the event of Flying Turtle cancellation. No credit/refund if student misses class.

Course Code 047
College Name Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Scriptwriting
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Start Date 11th November 2021
Course End Date 16th December 2021
Course Fee €290
Course Duration Six weeks, one evening a week.
Course Times 7-9:30pm | THURSDAYS via ZOOM
Title of Awarding Certificate of Attendance
Entry Requirements Must be interested in screenwriting, and have basic computer software to create documents for group reading. Access to ZOOM internet connection and regular speaking headphones/microphone needed.
Career Path Writer, filmmaker, director, actor, screenwriter, film producer.
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Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)



c/o Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor, Dublin D02K037, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)
c/o Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor
Dublin D02K037, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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