Date: Friday 30th April & Friday 7th May 2021
Format: Workshop (2 Sessions)
The relationship between a writer and script editor is key to a successful production.
What makes a great script editor? What makes a writer want to hold on to a script editor, and work with them on future projects? How do you switch from thinking like a producer/director to thinking like a script editor?
In this two-part course we'll explore how a script editor wins a writer's trust, acting as their sounding board and confidant. There’ll be contributions from a wide range of commissioned TV, radio and film writers on what a fantastic script editor means to them. You'll also learn:
- How to prepare, write and deliver notes constructively and supportively.
- How to make sure you know your script inside out, in all of its drafts.
- How to interpret and incorporate the views of the production; while understanding the impact they'll have on your writer.
- How to mediate between the writer, the director and the producer's vision for a show, and maintain a healthy dialogue at all times.