WFTV Writers’ Group: How to Handle Script Feedback

Wed 8 November 2017

WFTV Writers’ Group: How to Handle Script Feedback

Wednesday 8 November | 6:30pm – 8:30pm |Theatres Trust, 22 Charing Cross Road

The WFTV Writers’ Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month for an informal gathering to give writers a chance to share experiences, swap tips, and reconnect with the world for a couple of hours.

For November’s meeting, script doctors from script-writing resource company Euroscript will present an evening about script feedback – how to take it on the chin without falling apart.

The script doctors will take you through:

  1. Why feedback is crucial
  2. How many drafts
  3. Taking feedback well
  4. How to take feedback badly
  5. How to give constructive feedback
  6. What’s wrong with most scripts

Here are a couple of comments from writers Euroscript has helped along the way:

“Invaluable. One of the best hours I’ve spent in the last 3 years of script development.”

“Wonderfully detailed with guidance that will progress my screenplay to a new direction.”

Starting in 2018, Euroscript will also be offering a one-on-one service to WFTV writers, free of charge at special WFTV surgeries.  Writers can submit a one page treatment, plus ten pages of script and a list of issues they would like to discuss during their 50 minute morning session.  Please keep an eye on our website for the first surgery in the New Year.

Wine and nibbles will be served at 6:30pm for a prompt 7:00pm start.

For members of WFTV please login to sign up. If you are a member and unable to sign into the website and would like to attend, please email [email protected]

About Euroscript

Euroscript is Britain’s longest-running, independent resource for scriptwriters, providing practical, exercise-based workshops, script and story feedback, and script development. Comprising a collective of industry professionals, we are dedicated to the craft of writing and are respected throughout the industry for the quality of our work.  We travel to festivals around Britain and Europe in order to run one-on-one feedback sessions with aspiring screenwriters.

Euroscript Script Doctors

Anji Loman Field

Anji has been writing drama for television, radio and film for over two decades. A former contract writer for EastEnders, she has also written for BBC’s Holby City and Doctors.  Her original plays for BBC Radio 4 have starred, amongst others, Penelope Wilton, David Tennant and Lucy Benjamin.

She penned 40 episodes of Taste of Life for BBC Media Action in Cambodia and was the creator and show-runner of House of Many Windows, a long running BBC Media Action TV drama series set in Vietnam.

Anji has written several issue-led films and the romantic comedy movie Staying Single for the Cambodian market, and her work for the German market includes comedy drama series Singles, a TV movie Email to God and the comedy feature film Love Scenes from Planet Earth.

She was actively involved with the London Screenwriters’ Workshop for several years, running various courses and events. She has also taught at the London Institute (LCP), West Herts College, Central Film School and the RCA. Among her former students are Mike Bullen, creator of Cold Feet and writer/producer/ director Sean McConville (Deadline; The Quiet Hour).

Paul Bassett Davies

Paul founded Crystal Theatre, whose pioneering multimedia work was acclaimed in Britain and Europe. He went on to create a series of one-man shows, some of which won awards at the Edinburgh Festival fringe, before becoming an author, screenwriter and broadcaster.

Paul wrote the screenplay for the feature animation film The Magic Roundabout’ and has been working on a film about counter-culture comic book heroes The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, with their creator, comics legend Gilbert Shelton. He has also written and directed award-winning short films. On TV and radio Paul has worked with some of the biggest names in British comedy and has had two of his own sitcoms on BBC radio. His radio plays have starred Bill Nighy, David Hemmings, Alison Steadman and Martin Clunes. He has also scripted several music videos.

Paul’s first book Utter Folly (“A very funny novel” – Jack Dee) topped the Amazon Humorous Fiction chart, and was optioned for TV. His story The Spots is one of Six Scary Stories, Selected and Introduced by Stephen King, published by Hodder. His new novel, Dead Writers in Rehab was published recently.

For Euroscript Paul teaches Comedy Writing, Writing for Radio, an Adaptation workshop. And he is your first point of call if you need to phone us.

Fenella Greenfield

Fenella co-founded Euroscript and runs its annual Story competition. Her first short film Networked was produced in 1993 by the London Production Fund and the BBC. Starring Clive Rowe and Jenny Jules, it was the very first time the BBC built a 3D digital set for a live action drama and her script was used by them to test out their brand-new groundbreaking toys!  Most recently, Fenella has written and directed PILL a short comedy sci-fi film released in 2017.  She’s also written comedy for BBC radio and episodes for BBC dramas.

As script doctor and lecturer for Euroscript, Fenella reads and edits hundreds of scripts a year – a couple of which are now in development with her production company Rocket Room.   She freelances as a TV trailer maker and has won gold Promax awards in both the UK and US.

Nicola Quilter

Nicola is a writer, director, producer, script editor and actor. She was born in London but worked for many years in film, TV and theatre in Australia.  As an actress, she was a resident character on Home And Away and has worked for the BBC, Radio 4, ABC, Channel 7, SBS, Southern Star, Sydney Theatre Company and Praxis Theatre.

Since her return to England she has made 18 short films and is in pre-production on her first feature. She’s on the Euroscript board and is a member of the WGGB and Directors UK.

Full filmography on IMDB HERE and examples of her work on Vimeo HERE.

Ian Long 

Ian is a writer, teacher, script editor and story consultant whose recent writing projects include an epic animated feature based on Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso and a contemporary psychological thriller. Both are slated for imminent production.  Ian has recently written and produced his own short film.

He has worked as a consultant for the UK Film Council’s Premiere and New Cinema Funds, the First Film Foundation, the Script Factory and many other bodies and producers.  He is currently overseeing a horror feature to be shot on location in Italy, developing a science fiction feature with a leading director and working on a collection of short stories.

For Euroscript Ian heads up Consultancy and teaches Genre workshops – Horror, Science Fiction and Thrillers with a special side order of Creating Fear in Cinema. Additionally he teaches script reading and assessment.

EVENT DETAILS

Wednesday 8 November
From 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Theatres Trust
22 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0QL

This event is only open to members.