Script Editing for Television July 2018

My previous Script Editing for Television Courses were hugely successful. We covered lots of ground and met Industry Experts at the top of their field. Delegates also got to script edit two professional writers. Thank you Creative Skillset for their invaluable support of this first of its kind course! I will be running another course this coming July. Full details below.

Students Comments

I decided to go on Yvonne’s Script Editing for TV course for two reasons. First, I wanted to find out what’s involved in becoming a development script editor. Second, I wanted to learn about script editing so that I could apply it to my screenwriting. To say that the course delivered on both of these fronts would be a massive understatement. We covered a huge amount of ground over four days and I came away from the course not only with a slightly aching brain from all the information, but with a very clear idea of not only what script editing entails but also its practical application across a variety of disciplines.
I was staggered by the quality of the speakers that Yvonne managed to attract to the course – not just screenwriters at the top of their game, but some of the most senior and influential executives from TV. I’ve already recommended this course to a number of people.
Nick Kirby – writer /script editor delegate

November 2017:
Having come from a film background and been somewhat flying by the seat of my pants developing my own television projects, I wanted to learn more detail about the structure of tv drama and gain a greater understanding of all the script elements required to produce a successful series. This course was both informative and encouraging, facilitating expression of opinions in a relaxed collaborative environment. It was also fun, sitting in a room of likeminded people talking about story and characters all day, my idea of heaven! Yvonne took time to give us an in depth explanation of the script editing process and where it sits within the hierarchy of production. In addition, the homework set both prior to and during the course provided a means to assess individual ability and most importantly provided a means to gauge improvement. In short this course was invaluable and ticked every box. I feel that my skill set has been greatly increased, giving me the confidence to promote myself within the tv drama arena. My only complaint is that it was over too soon!
Rachel Chatterjee producer/script editor delegate

“Wow! What an amazing two weekends with a TV genius. I couldn’t wait for the second weekend to come and I didn’t want the course to ever finish.

Yvonne Grace is a funny, eccentric powerhouse of energy, creativity, TV experience and knowledge. She really knows her onions but imparts it with such a huge sense of passion and play that you don’t even realise you are learning. My time spent with her was great fun!

The nuggets of experience and wisdom she imparts along the way are invaluable. I would truly recommend this course to anyone interested in TV writing/script editing 1000%
Stephen Surridge – writer/script editor delegate

The weekend was packed full of useful information; still digesting some of it. It was far more relaxed than I was expecting, but in a good way! It was the perfect environment to soak up new information on a job role I only really know bits and bobs about from my time at university. It was great to be surrounded with people who have a similar goal as myself, and interesting to see how we had all come from different backgrounds. It’s excellent to connect with people in the industry with diverse knowledge and experience. I can’t wait to soak up more of Yvonne Grace’s wisdom. I would recommend the course wholeheartedly and it’s definitely worth trying to get a place.

Rosie Drabble – script editor delegate

I really enjoyed everything we covered on Saturday and Sunday and I’m so excited for this coming weekend as well (especially meeting Kate Oates as her time on Emmerdale is some of my most favourite/beloved soap ever.)

Nadia Rasheed – script editor delegate

I can’t believe we’re only halfway through. I have learnt so much, and had fun along the way. Highly recommended.

Elena Johnston – script editor delegate

“Few gurus have the experience or expertise Yvonne brings to her first-of-its-kind script-editing course, nor can they match her enthusiasm and energy. Every session is intensive and accessible, every guest speaker a leader in their field. You couldn’t get a better introduction to the job.”

Emma Morgan – script editor delegate

I really love how practical this course is and with how much joy and love for the business comes across from Yvonne sharing her knowledge. If you want to learn how to connect creativity with structure, empathy within pressure and create meaningful stories in a team- this course it the right thing for you. I found it amazing to meet industry professionals and hear from their everyday life in the business.

Anna-Zoë Schmidt – delegate

I have learnt so much about the art of script editing – Yvonne has packed the course with some much useful information. She is really inspiring and her enthusiasm is so infectious. I can’t recommend the course enough. I will never watch television the same way again!

Anna Hinds – delegate

This is a unique course in script editing for British television, and a privilege to work with speakers at the forefront of the industry. As a result of Yvonne’s fun and insightful approach, I’ve achieved all that I wanted to get out of this course; confidence in my ability, an awareness of the current industry and the pleasure of working with live scripts. Loved it.

Hannah Piekarz – delegate

HUGE thanks to the powerhouse of knowledge that is @YVONNEGRACE1 your script editing masterclass was everything you promised.

Richard Paul  Wheildon Delegate

Yvonne Grace is a veritable goldmine of information regarding the processes underpinning script development and TV programme production. Yvonne is knowledgeable, passionate, analytical, engaging and encouraging. I found her course to be constructive, pragmatic and highly informative. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with the desire to forge a career in UK TV.

Kerry Reynolds – delegate

Do You Want To Learn How To Script Edit For Television?

That’s Great News Because Working With Creative Skillset, Award-winning Television Drama Producer Yvonne Grace Is Delivering A Course Just For You…..

25 years ago I got my first job and my big break into the Television Industry as a Script Editor. EastEnders was the show and my career future; thanks to the best job in drama development and production, was assured.

Script Editing one of the most popular and fast turnaround shows on our networks at the time, taught me all I still know and use on a daily basis working with writers from my script consultancy Script Advice.

If you are a story nut; love the written word and how it translates to our screens, are a binge watcher of streamed series or box sets, tend to shout out plot holes or highlight plot twists at the telly box, annoy your loved ones with your obsessive attention to story and character detail in all your favourite shows….then you are a script editor in the making.

You will need to be a lover of all things story related. You will need to have definite likes and dislikes where television drama is concerned, and be able to articulate and back up any opinion you have.

You don’t need to be a show off. You do need to have opinions and be able to voice them in a group setting.

You may really like working in a group. You may like working one on one. Both are suited to the job of Script Editing and both are applied in this course.

MY AIM:

To introduce, analyse, break down and share with you the joy of the job of Script Editing for Television. All from the perspective of one who has been there and bought the tee shirt. As an ex script editor of long running drama, I am keen to share what I know and how it should be applied within the Television Industry today.

I want to give you the skills necessary to get into the Television Industry as a Script Editor and to stay in the role, gaining experience and deepening your contribution to the production of long running drama.

THE BAD NEWS AND THE GOOD NEWS:

There is a skill shortage in this area. There is precious little specific training available but Producers Industry wide, lament the size of the talent pool from which they will take their next Script Editors.

I aim to go some ways to filling that gap with you – the next tranche of Script Editing talent.

WHAT THE COURSE ENTAILS:

  • Practical Know-how Expressed In Engaging, Informative And Fun Sessions With Me.
  • A No-nonsense How To Script Edit Television Series Booklet Written By Me, For The Exclusive Use Of The Course Attendees To Take Away As Reference.
  • Study Of Transmitted Scripts From Holby City And How They Relate To Their On Screen Episodes Via A Series Of Entertaining Dvd Sessions.

  • Practical Exercises In How To Write A Good Script Report
  • How To Work With Writers And Give Constructive Criticism

FOUR INTENSIVE, INFORMATION-PACKED, PRACTICAL DAYS…..

Over four days and two consecutive weekends in May, the course will analyse and discuss the role of the Script Editor within the production process; using real examples from dramas I have produced and are currently transmitting.

Using real commissioned examples of television scripts and treatments supplied by me and my contacts in the industry, I will show how to take a writer’s creative ideas in Treatment form and translate them into Script form.

MASTER CLASS IN SCRIPT EDITING A PROFESSIONAL WRITER:

I aim to ape as much as possible, the real process as it is happening on a daily basis in the industry today:

Two Professional Writers Working In The Industry Today Have Agreed To Work With You On Their Drafts. You Will Learn How To Give Notes And How To Handle Writer Reaction In A Real Life Script Edit Scenario.

Stop Press:

ACCLAIMED TELEVISION WRITER AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME WILL BE ALLOWING YOU TO EDIT HIMSELF AND AN EARLY DRAFT OF THEIR ORIGINAL WORK

 

PETE LAWSON

Pete has twenty-five years’ experience of TV writing, and since 2008 has written over 125 episodes of Eastenders. For BBC1, he created and wrote the primetime drama series Being April, and the screenplay Drive, and has developed projects with companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Pete will be joining us and you will have the opportunity to script edit one of the industries most popular writers in structured one on one script edit sessions using early drafts of his original scripts.

“A good script editor can really be the making of a great episode. They’re the bridge between a writer, a story team, and all aspects of production – they’re the vital sounding board for a writer, helping structure storylines solidly; they’re the magic red pen that can really make a script sing. Any long-running series is a hurtling train that never stops for anyone – as a new script editor, you have to jump straight on and get up to speed quickly, so excellent training is vital.”

PETE LAWSON

SCRIPT EDITING 101 – PANEL DISCUSSION – Q AND A WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS/PRODUCERS

* SIMON HARPER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER HOLBY CITY AND CASUALTY WILL JOIN ME IN AN INFORMATIVE AND INFORMAL SESSION ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE SCRIPT EDITOR IN SERIES DRAMA.

* LUCY HACKNEY SCRIPT EDITOR RED PLANET AND DEVELOPMENT EXEC KINDLE ENTERTAINMENT, WILL ALSO BE JOINING ME TO DISCUSS HOW SCRIPT EDITORS FIT INTO THE INDEPENDENT DRAMA LANDSCAPE.

AND AFTERWARDS…..

It is my intention to support those candidates on my course with Networking opportunities both during the course and after, to ensure they have the best possible chance of gaining employment in the area of Script Editing for Television.

WHERE IS IT?

BIRKBECK COLLEGE
MALET ST.
LONDON
WC1E 7HX
(Nearest Tube Goodge Street or Warren Street)

WHEN IS IT?

July, Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd, with a week’s break in between for homework and lots of television watching and July Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of July.

Registration at 9.30am to start at 10am until 5pm.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

£475.00

HOW MANY SPACES ARE THERE?

Ten lucky people with story running through their veins who need me to help shape their innate ability into a structured career path.

CONTACT ME HERE: To Be Welcomed On The Course, Pay Your Fee And Confirm Your Place.

This the first of its kind – I am pleased, to be able to offer you such an intensive and practical course which also benefits from the additional support and knowledge of key industry professionals. I look forward to helping you along your path to understanding the role and the skill set of Script Editors in the UK television industry.

WELCOME TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AS A SCRIPT EDITOR!

Contact me for more details.

Yvonne Grace