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Emmerdale Script Writer Runs Courses in Spain
14 February 2011 @ 16:00

WriteScript Productions are providing an exciting opportunity for aspiring writers this spring. Writing for Stage and Screen is a four day course led by professional theatre and television writer Philip Meeks aimed to give a practical insight into the world of script writing

Open to writers of any experience, the course to be held in the MANILVA area April 7th-10th, will consist of a series of workshops, lectures and group sessions opening the doors on trade secrets including how to tell a story, how to develop characters and how to write sparkling dialogue. It will provide a relaxed informal and friendly atmosphere for group members to hone their skills, learn something new and support and share with each other along the way. The aim is that every one attending will leave with the start of an exciting idea they will have been given the confidence to continue working on after the course has ended.

WriteScript Productions is the brain child of journalist and business woman Francine Cohen who says.

“Having made Costa del Sol my second home I know how popular writing is as an activity in the area. My aim is to provide a unique experience by bringing over an accomplished writer who is currently in much demand in the UK. Philip is also an experienced teacher and any course will be pitched to appeal to everyone regardless of their level of experience. However places will be limited because we want to give each student individual advice and attention”

Philip MeeksPhilip Meeks spent several years as a core writer on Emmerdale where his episodes included the 35th anniversary hour special and the dramatic exit of iconic character Steph Stokes, for which he was nominated for a British Soap Award. Other credits include Heartbeat, Doctors and the development of his own series Mother Truckers for ITV.

On stage his acclaimed one man play Twinkle Little Star is about to start its third tour produced by the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. His supernatural thriller I Met a Man Who Wasn’t There has also tours this summer starring Philip Madoc and Catherine Shipton and he recently complete Elsewhere…, a dark comedy commissioned by York Theatre Royal as part of his tenure as Playwright in Residence at Leeds University. He regularly teaches at several leading universities in the North of England and recently saw the publication of his first prose, a ghost novella in The Obverse Book of Ghosts and a modern fairy tale published by Duality Press.

Francine CohenFrancine Cohen has been a leading entertainment journalist for almost two decades being one of Hello’s key correspondents in the North of England and writing extensively for the Daily Express, Daily Mail and countless women’s and television periodicals.

Anyone interested in the course should e mail for more information and an application form to:   writingcourses@showbizz.demon.co.uk



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