Script Editing

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Script Editing

Date: (awaiting dates)

Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Max. 16 participants
Fee: £150  10% Early Bird discount available for a limit period.

The relationship between a writer and a script editor is one of the key relationships in a successful production. A good script editor can climb inside of a story and make it even better - leading to the best possible final draft.
In this newly developed course, you'll explore:  
  • The role of the script editor within the production team.
  • How to develop a strong relationship with your writer, and how to win their trust.
  • How to interpret the views of the producer, executive producer, commissioner and director, and understand the impact they'll have on your writer.
  • Giving written and verbal feedback and presenting notes.
  • How to make sure you know your script inside out, in all its drafts.
  • What makes a writer want to hold on to a script editor and work with them on future projects.
  • Writing programme summaries, episode outlines and character thumbnails.

With a wide range of practical exercises, recorded and live contributions from experienced writers and script editors offering advice at every turn, this one day course will hone your editing skills, build your confidence, and arm you with a range of techniques which will work for you. 



Tutor profile: Lucy Armitage, Freelance Producer and Script Editor

Lucy Armitage's workshops at LFS

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Lucy has developed and produced scripted comedy-drama for  ITV1, BBC3, BBC4, Channel 4 and Sky, and has over 20 years experience as an award-winning TV and radio producer.  

She has developed and produced scripts and adaptations with writers as diverse as Jonathan Coe, Holly Walsh, Kat Sommers, Nick Hornby, John Hegley, Julie Myerson, Derren Litten, David Quantick, Lenny Henry, Jonny Sweet, John O'Farrell and the late great David Nobbs.

Lucy also produces and runs short courses for ScreenSkills, City Lit and City University