Script editing for Television
I launched this info-packed, industry-facing course in 2017 with support from Creative Skillset.
To date I have trained a healthy crop of potential script editors and also raised the writing bar for writers keen to tackle the long form narrative, via this one of a kind course. You will not find its like anywhere. This is where you come to really learn the job and craft of a script editor and so far, a third of the candidates from the courses of 2017 and 2018 have either landed script editor or development roles in the industry, or secured representation and are now working as writers on a long form show. The 4 day course is always intensive, fun, and packed with information. It is important to me to convey how essential this job is to ensure the continued high standard of series television drama production in this country. This course has proven to be successful in bringing a fresh and consistent flow of new and burgeoning script development talent entering at ground level, direct into the Television Industry.
Watch this space for further and future Script Editing for Television Courses and make sure you follow me on Twitter and join my Writer’s Group on Facebook to keep up to date with all the training I am planning for 2019!
“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.
ZOE 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
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
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.
script editor 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
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.
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, the course will analyses and discusses 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: