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An intensive 10 Week Screenwriting Programme with professional tutor to take your film idea from idea to first draft in 60 days!

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Lots of people think they have a great idea for a film but an idea is just an idea. And if you want to turn that awesome idea into a screenplay you have to write it!

If you haven't got a plan - this can be a marathon that never really ends.

If you want to finish your screenplay this year - give it the best possible start by working with a pro who can guide you through the process.

This 10 week programme shows you how proper story planning and focused writing sessions will speed up your process and help you get your first draft on the page faster.

NB: Places are limited.

Tired of slogging away on your own?

My new programme is designed to help you hone and identify your premise & hook, fully explore the awesome potential of your idea and to build an effective story BEFORE you start writing scenes. And then you're going to write your screenplay.

You’ll be part of a small group on the same journey as you - and will receive invaluable, private feedback on your homework.

What to Expect:

  • Introductory Zoom Session with the Group
  • 4 Live Group Zoom Sessions with facilitator for advice and Q & A.
  • Weekly homework - you’ll work through the programme material and your screenplay on your own then turn in 4-5 written assignments to your tutor for written feedback.
  • This programme offers a combination of live sessions and written feedback.
  • A private Facebook page for participants.

Worried you might fall behind with the homework and won't make the 60 days? No worries - we get people are busy and we can give you an extension.

Facilitator: Kathryn Burnett - BIO HERE

Kathryn is without question an industry insider. She has been a professional working screenwriter and script consultant for 20 years. As an award-winning writer who has worked across short film, features and TV - she is also a regular assessor for various industry programmes.

Her most recently produced credits include The Tender Trap (telefeature)Black Hands, Fresh Eggs, The Cul de Sac and The Sounds. She currently has two feature films in development and is eagerly awaiting the production of her episodes on Under The Vines and My Life is Murder.

"My goal is that participants leave this programme with know-how, increased confidence and of course, their first draft!" Kathryn B

Got questions? Get in touch.

Who is this programme for?

This is for you if you are a newer screenwriter or industry professional who has already started their screenwriting career or have undertaken training as a screenwriter.

It is designed to help you complete your feature or short film.

Brand new? This isn't quite right for you.

If you're looking for a specific TV writing workshop or a brand new beginner's course - please check out our other screenwriting workshops here - http://bit.ly/2rG4TpV

Want to buy this programme as gift for the writer in your life? Get in touch jz@theziggur.at

What Do I Bring to The Table?

A film idea, great internet connection, a committed minimum of 4 hours per week for weekly writing assignments. And basic screenwriting know-how.

Plus if you'd prefer to pay in weekly installments - we can make that happen. Get in touch - jz@theziggur.at

What People Are Saying...

“Working one-on-one with Kathryn has been nothing short of empowering, guiding me with honesty and practical support to get around tight corners. She’s reassuring, a great sounding board, and offers a fresh outlook on the craft.” Jamie Lawrence – Screenwriter/Director (Cub)

"Kathryn quickly and deeply got to the heart of my script. She is a constructive problem solver and offered practical solutions to assist me where I was stuck. Her feedback is honest and provocative - I came out invigorated and with fresh eyes and a new perspective on my work." Claire van Beek (Daniel)

"Kathryn delivered a brilliant workshop to our 10 documentary teams for Loading Docs 2016, it was instrumental in taking every idea to a new level. Her workshop enabled teams to tease out each narrative and come to a much deeper understanding of the stories they wanted to tell. The electricity in the room was palpable as they distilled their stories and unearthed new layers of connection." Nia Phipps - Project Manager/Producer - Notable Pictures

“I’ve gone from being too intimidated to write a scene, to feeling equipped to take on a feature! Thanks so much!” – Angus Dreaver

Kathryn's screenwriting workshop was brilliant. I loved learning from her and would sit at the front of the class, furiously jotting down notes like a nerd. Kathryn has a natural ability to connect with an audience. She teaches with patience and humour and I'd recommend the workshop for anyone wanting to learn more about screenwriting.” Jaquie Brown – Presenter, Actor, Screenwriter

“Congrats on a great workshop. I’ve done a few and think yours is by far one of the most comprehensive. Really enjoyed it - you really know your stuff. " - Scott Butler - Advertising Director

“Kathryn’s course is a must for any newbie. It was a fast, furious and funny two days – I can’t wait to get started on my first feature.” Eryn Wilson – Actor/Writer/Director

"Kathryn Burnett is the bombdiggity. She brings amazing experience, intelligence, and passion to her teaching. She has a comprehensive understanding of movies, cinema history, and storytelling technique, and is effective and engaging when sharing that knowledge with her students. Kathryn is to storytelling tutors as Carlos the Jackal is to international assassins. I can't recommend her highly enough." Steve Barr - screenwriter, producer, and development executive

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How does this sound?

  • A fun, supportive learning environment. (No pressure to share.)
  • Clear, practical information and advice from a working writer and industry insider.
  • Guidance on making sure your story idea is cinematic.
  • Weekly homework that encourages you to move your project forward.
  • Improve screenwriting craft and develop a writing habit.
  • Valuable pro insider insights.
  • Invaluable story exercises designed to help you develop your kick-ass story.
  • E-notes and worksheets.
  • Live and in person chats with your teacher.
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