Writers' Gym: Collaboration

New for 2021!

Writers' Gym: Collaboration

Date: (awaiting dates)

Times: 6pm-8.30pm
Duration: 2 sessions
Capacity: Max. 8 participants
Fee: £150

How do you collaborate creatively? Can you improve your skills as a sparring partner and learn when to step away from the driver’s seat? 

If you embrace the process of collaboration, you can find playful solutions to the problems a story throws at you.  In this two-part workshop with screenwriter Ellis Freeman, you will gain invaluable tips and tools to navigate the colourful world of team writing.
In the first class, participants will develop their story muscles with a mix of team writing games and exercises. There will also be a short collaborative project to complete before the second session.
In the second class, participants will take a look at the feedback process and how to refine an idea after receiving notes. 
A writer learns more from the experience of trying things out so here is your chance to experiment, have fun, engage your playfulness. Stimulate your story ideas and deliver an injection of creative energy into your writing process. 

Tutor profile: Ellis Freeman, Screenwriter


Ellis Freeman's workshops at LFS

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With a background in print and TV journalism, Ellis has been writing screenplays for over 15 years. He has had commissions from BFI, Channel Four, The Film Council, Rai (Italy), Fox Searchlight and the MEDIA programme.

With Brazilian director, Henrique Goldman, he wrote PRINCESA, an award-winning feature about a transvestite prostitute living in Milan. The film was screened at the Sundance festival 2001 and has been released in the US, UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia. He also co-wrote JANUARY 2ND, a comedy feature for director Matt Winn which screened widely at festivals.

A regular lecturer at the London Film School, Ellis also teaches creative writing seminars at the DFFB in Berlin for directors, writers and producers. He is an advisor at the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam, a tutor on the Low Budget Film Forum and has held creative writing workshops at the Scuola Holden in Turin and the Berlinale Talents. 

He is currently developing a TV thriller series for Sixteen Films, producer Rebecca O’Brien and director, Tim Fywell. He is also developing a slate of feature projects with Clownfish Films, the company he runs with producing partner, Luke Schiller.