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The Salignac Foundation of France is pleased to announce new Screenwriting Workshops for 2002.

We are privileged to have Sam North who will be hosting screenwriting workshops during 2002. Sam recently led the Post-Graduate Programme in Screenwriting at Falmouth College of Arts where several students have since obtained agents. He has just had a new screenplay optioned which is going into pre-production in 2002. He is the published author of six novels, has worked in radio and TV drama and runs an award winning magazine on the web (

1st to 4th March - a long weekend workshop (Friday to Monday) This will include plotting, characters, scenes, genre, brainstorming - with the objective to writing a ten-minute screenplay. Fee: €434.50 (€359.51 with discount)*
You will develop your ideas through character exercises, basic story telling techniques and establishing your goals for the weekend.
Every day you will also watch and analyse some short films, breaking them down into their scenes and components. Then will start to develop your own very low budget ten minute script, paying attention to audience, timing and getting in an out of scenes. Pitching, viewing, discussion and writing techniques will also be covered. Acting out, reading from established short scripts or screenplays. Action, movement, emotion…completion of script, read throughs in character for all of them. Critical feedback.

20th to 24th May - A 5 day (Monday to Friday) workshop. You will already have written a treatment and/or a feature script that requires further development. This is intended for the more advanced. Fee: €540 (€468.14 with discount)*
The workshop will include:-
Discussion of what is working and what doesn't. Readings of each script in character. Group discussions followed by one on ones with the tutor. Working on difficult scenes script by script.
Viewing, discussion, social occasions where scripts can discussed in calm way. Marketing, pitching, audience, dialogue, for these scripts. Rewrites, new pages, PM sessions where redrafts and scenes are discussed. These intensive workshop sessions aim to improve and polish your scripts to a professional level. Assessment, readings of improved scenes, refined pitching and synopsis. The aim is to leave Salignac more confident that the script is now back on track.

We will also be offering further screenwriting workshops by Sam North during the summer. Dates will be announced shortly.

*Don't forget that these workshops, and all the other courses/workshops offered by The Salignac Foundation during 2002, qualify for our discounts if booked before January 31st. 2002. When a course or workshop is booked before 31.01.02 the standard deposit of €152 (Euros) must be paid at the time of booking and the balance payable no less than 2 weeks prior to the start date. 1 € Euro is approximately £0.65 (Dec 12 2001)
If, in the unlikely event of a course or workshop being cancelled by us for whatever reason, then a full refund of the deposit will be made.

The course fees do not include accommodation but it is available locally at very reasonable rates, however, it is wise to remember that this area is very busy during the high season so early booking is strongly advised.

Barry Paton BSc & Fiona Alderman
Video and Dance Training Courses/Workshops
The Salignac Foundation
rue Fenelon
Salignac Eyvigues
24590 FRANCE
+33 (0)5 53 29 94 06
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