ScriptLab & Story Editing

ScriptLab Story Editing 2017

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Aimed at forming professionals with knowledge of how a project can be developed at its best.

TFL Catalogue 2017

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: film professionals from all over the world interested in being trained as story editors, working with scriptwriters and directors in the development of their fiction feature film scripts.

DURATION: 3 week-long residential workshops in March, June and November 2017 + 2 on-line sessions.

FEE: 1.200 Euro. Scholarships assigned by merit.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 1st, 2016, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon). 

About ScriptLab – story editing

ScriptLab – story editing is a hands-on training for film professionals willing to accompany writers and directors in the development of their fiction feature film projects. It is aimed at forming professionals with knowledge of how a project can be developed at its best – focusing especially on the script development stage.

The programme is structured into 3 week-long residential workshops and 2 on-line sessions (taking place in between the 1st and 2nd, and the 2nd and 3rd workshop).

4 participants are integrated transversally into the groups of ScriptLab – original (3 groups) and ScriptLab – adaptation (1 group). Each participant joins a specific group, which involves 4 projects and is guided by a tutor, who has a wide international experience as a script consultant, and with whom the story editor trainee works side by side.

Participants will acquire skills in the fields of treatment and script analysisassessment of project development and script consulting. More concretely: they will improve the ability to work closely with the writers from the treatment stage up to a draft of the script, first helping them digging to find the core of their story, then giving them feedback on the quality of their work and suggesting options for improvements that can be made - maintaining the film loyal to the intention of the writer and/or director.

A pool of Talent Advisors, active in the fields of development, production & legal issues, will accompany the participants along the programme, meeting with them individually at every workshop to assess the progress of their work and to give them broader advice on their project and their career.

A final presentation of the projects during the TFL Meeting Event in November concludes and completes the training: the ScriptLab – story editing participants present themselves to an audience of international producers, sales agents and other film industry professionals, have dedicated moments of networking with Decision Makers, and are granted visibility thanks to the TFL Catalogue.

Who can apply?

ScriptLab – story editing is aimed at script consultants, producers, development executives, film festivals and funds representatives, readers for production companies/film funds, etc. from all over the world, interested in gaining hands-on experience working on fiction feature film scripts.

Applicants must confirm their availability for all the workshops. The working language of all workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

Participation fees & scholarships

Course participation fee: 1.200 Euro. 
Scholarships can be assigned by merit.

This amount covers workshop training, on-line sessions, accommodation and subsistence during the workshops. Participants must pay travel costs. In many countries scholarships are available for this training. 

How to apply?

The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF – are:

- a motivation letter explaining why you would like to take part in the programme;
- a CV (2 pages maximum).

Please click on the “Apply Now!” button in the right-side column of this page to access the on-line application form and submit your materials. Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2016, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed via Skype meetings on January 27th and 28th, 2017.

For more information please contact:

Workshop dates

1st residential workshop: 20-26 March 2017 (Vilnius, Lithuania)
2nd residential workshop:  24 June - 1 July 2017 (Brignogan, France)
3rd residential workshop and TFL Meeting Event: 21-26 November 2017 (Turin, Italy)

1st on-line session: April-June 2017
2nd on-line session: July-November 2017

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  • Eu Creative Europe Media

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