Directors' Package

Our Directors' Package allows those who book 3 or more directing workshops to claim a 20% discount. With a guaranteed saving of over £100, there's never been a better way to come and see what we're up to at LFS!

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Wherever you find the green Directors' Package logo you'll find a tried-and-tested workshop, lead by a top quality tutor - and a fantastic opportunity to save.

Topics include working with actors, working with writers, visual storytelling, character, storyboarding, pitching your film, prepping your film for production... and more!

Click on the course titles below to learn more about the workshops available. Scroll through the testimonials on the right to find out how the previous participants for these workshops fed back. And when you're ready, get all the booking information you need at the bottom of this page.


Directors' Package Workshops:

Writing Biopics and Docudramas for Film & TV
How to write, create and produce docudramas and biopics, or reality based films for the cinema or TV. This new workshop with Alan Rosenthal is suitable for absolute beginners and those who already have some experience of script writing.
Dates: Sat 12 & Sun 13 Nov 2016
Normal fee: £220  Package fee: £176

This new 2-day workshop with Alan Rosenthal is designed to show you how to write, create and produce docudramas and biopics, or reality based films for the cinema or TV. - See more at: http://lfs.org.uk/workshops/lfs-workshops/2692/writing-biopics-and-docud...
This new 2-day workshop with Alan Rosenthal is designed to show you how to write, create and produce docudramas and biopics, or reality based films for the cinema or TV. - See more at: http://lfs.org.uk/workshops/lfs-workshops/2692/writing-biopics-and-docud...

NEW! Kate Leys Guide to Writing Treatments & Outlines
What are treatments for? Who reads them? And how do you write one? Writing treatments is a crucial skill for producers, filmmakers and screenwriters but it can be a minefield. Brand new for autumn 2016, this 1-day workshop is with script editor Kate Leys.
Date: Fri 25 Nov 2016
Normal fee: £170  Package fee: £136

NEW! How to Set Up and Run a Production Company
A practical guide for anyone who has ever considered setting up and running their own independent production company - Whether it be for feature films, factual television and drama or feature documentaries. With award-winning producer Tracey Gardiner.
Date: Fri 9 Dec 2016
Normal fee: £150  Package fee: £120

Directors' Prep: Everything You Need to Know Before You Shout ‘Action!’
This 2-day workshop with director Jonas Grimas workshop is for filmmakers intent on making an entry into directing or producing TV drama. It describes the process of preparation for production, and applies equally to preparation for directing or producing a low-budget feature film.
Dates: Sat 10 & Sun 11 Dec 2016
Normal fee: £250  Package fee: £200

Documentary Ideas Surgery
Do you have a passion to make factual programmes and ideas you’re burning to get off the ground? Do you need help to take them to the next stage? Award winning documentary producer Tracey Gardiner is here to help.
Date: Fri 20 Jan 2017
Normal fee: £150  Package fee: £120

Visual Storytelling: An Introduction for Directors, Writers & Producers
How do you tell a story visually? What makes a film a film, and not TV? We could say a "real" movie is one that's mostly comprehensible with the sound turned off. But where do we start? Director Josh Appignanesi takes participants shot by shot into the heart of cinema.
Dates: Sat 4 & Sun 5 Feb 2017
Normal fee: £250   Package fee: £200

The Director/Writer Collaboration: From Script to Screen
Without a good script you don’t get the commission, the best actors, the desired result. So how should a director and a writer collaborate to achieve the best outcome? Director Tim Fywell takes you on the exciting and fraught journey from Script to Screen.
Dates: Sat 11 & Sun 12 Feb 2017
Normal fee: £250   Package fee: £200 

Music Licensing in Film & TV
In this intensive 1-day workshop, leading UK Music Supervisor & Record Company Executive Ian Neil and expert industry guests explore the complexities of placing music onto film. The course is open to all filmmakers, with particular relevance to producers, directors and post production, as well as media lawyers and music composers.
Date: Thu 23 Feb 2017
Normal fee: £120  Package fee: £96

Story Is Character: The Art of Film Storytelling
A story is built around its characters. So, who are you looking at? What are they doing here, in your story? And if they’re driving the story, how do you drive them? Expert script editor Kate Leys has the answers.
Date: Fri 24 Feb 2017
Normal fee: £125  Package fee: £100

Selling, Marketing & Distributing Film: The Process, Demystified
Mia Bays presents an A-Z guide to the current sales marketing and distribution landscape, featuring industry guests, case studies of recent and forthcoming UK cinema releases, extensive access to facts and figures, and networking drinks.
Dates: Fri 28 & Sat 29 April 2017
Normal fee: £300  Package fee: £240


Other workshops included in the package are listed below. They will be available to book as soon as new dates have been confirmed:


How to book your Directors' Package:

  • Go to the LFS Payment Area.
  • Add 3 or more workshops to your basket. 
  • 'View Basket' and enter the following Coupon code: directorspackage
  • 'Update Basket' and check out.
  • Start planning how to spend all the money you've saved!  

Directors' Package Rules (Terms & Conditions):

  • To qualify for the 20% discount, a minimum of 3 workshops must be booked within the same transaction.
  • This offer is restricted to the workshops listed above (e.g. it does not apply to the LFS Summer Schools, or to Udayan Prasad's and Tim Fywell's working with actors courses).
  • Places are subject to availability and are allocated on a first come first served basis until each workshop is full. Early booking is therefore advised.
  • The Directors' Package discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer (e.g. Early Birds).
  • Our normal Refunds and Cancellations Policy applies.

If you have a question about the Directors' Package, please email workshops@lfs.org.uk

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