British Council issues call to filmmakers, journalists and other writers (Deadline is Tomorrow)


With the deadline fast approaching, the British Council is urging Trinidadian nationals or residents with an interest in developing or honing the craft of script development for film, to apply for its training workshop.

The council has teamed up with the trinidad+tobago film festival to host a participatory workshop for story (script) editors, screenwriters and producers from 8 -12 March 2017, in Port of Spain, and deadline for submission is 20 January.

According to Josaine Alexander, Country Director at the British Council:

“The British Council is delighted to be the lead partner in this first-in-a series of workshops and initiatives which will not only expose local filmmakers to international practises and standards in scriptwriting but also open up new avenues for cultural exchange between the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago. The United Kingdom has one of the world’s leading film industries which has created many well-loved and highly successful works of art.This workshop provides a great opportunity for local practitioners to have face-to-face, hands-on interaction with an international expert in the field of script development and we look forward to their participation.”

The five day workshop is designed to introduce the concept and practice of good script development by focusing on the role of the script editor and how they work with scriptwriters and producers. The programme will enable participants to gain the skills necessary to enhance their own filmmaking and that of their peer community and the wider film industry

Open to established film producers and scriptwriters, as well as journalists, playwrights, and other writers with an interest in becoming script editors, the participatory workshop will be facilitated by international script development consultant, Ludo Smolski, who is also a Tutor for the National Film and Television School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Script Development.

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