Story, Ideas & Character Masterclass

Duration: 1 day

17th March 2020 10:00 - 17:00

Story, ideas and character are crucial to the success of most programmes no matter what genre you work in. This expert-led 1-day course tackles creating a story and how to make the stories you’re telling gripping and engaging. The focus is on drama providing you with hints and tips from a master storyteller: Philip Shelley. Prepare for a dynamic day using current case studies and clips to illustrate the principles, and hands-on practical exercises needed to create characters and story.

NB: this course is an ideal follow-on to Philip’s ‘Script Editing Essentials’.

Course content

  • The principles of powerful story-telling
  • Tapping into universal stories
  • The creation and depiction of a character
  • Generating ideas, how to access and create compelling story ideas
  • The disciplines of story creation
  • Pitching: how to pitch effectively, looking at both verbal & written pitches

Who it's for

Ideal for any creatives working in drama, comedy, documentary or factual entertainment.

Philip Shelley


Philip Shelley

Phillip runs Script Consultant and initiated the Channel 4 screenwriting course, as well as running independent screenwriting training

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Class size

12 people


102 Euston St
Kings Cross
United Kingdom

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