Fade In: An Introduction to Screenwriting – New six-week course on sale now at Hackney Picturehouse

FADE IN: An Introduction to ScreenwritingSix week course Monday evenings 7 to 9 pm from 4 November – 9 December Course leader: David Lemon Tickets £70 / £65 concessions / £60 members Book here for tickets for the course.Advance booking is recommended as places are limited.Have an idea for a feature film? Not sure where to begin? Using tried and trusted techniques along with clips from cinema classics old and new this practical course is for anyone keen on telling stories for the big screen. Over the course you will learn and develop the tools to help you turn that first spark of inspiration into a ‘blueprint’ for a feature film.Course overview:Week One: ‘The Big Idea’. What lies at the heart of your story?Week Two: ’ Seeing the wood for the trees’ . Approaches to screenplay structure.Week Three: Character and dialogue- and how to bring your story world to life.Week Four: Genre: what it means to writers – and to audiences .Week Five: ‘Tricks of the trade’; from ‘set ups’ and ‘pay offs’ to tackling the inevitable re-write.Week Six: What next? Getting your screenplay out there.About the Course Leader: David Lemon’s writing credits include the feature film FAINTHEART (2009 Film4) Starring Eddie Marsan DEAD HAPPY (2010 Sky Movies) starring Alice Lowe and the ‘Man In Black’ radio 4 horror series starring Mark Gatiss.As well as lecturing on screenwriting at Central St Martins and the Metfilm School in Ealing Studios he has also produced DVD documentaries on such classic British films as THE 39 STEPS THE RED SHOES and BRIEF ENCOUNTER. About Film Courses and Classes at Hackney Picturehouse:Picturehouse Education run regular evening and weekend courses at Hackney Picturehouse on a wide range of film-related topics – from in-depth looks at film noir westerns or Hitchcock to sessions about dinosaurs on screen or censorship in film. There’s something for all levels and tastes so whether you’re a film aficionado looking to delve further into a specific topic or are just looking for an introduction to film theory there’s a course to suit you.Led by a mixture of freelance film lecturers industry bodies and local experts the courses are informative and informal providing an opportunity to learn and discuss in a lively stimulating and friendly environment.Courses run regularly throughout the year and vary from six-week evening courses to one- off seminars all centred on a shared love of and fascination with film. For more information or to be added to the Adult Education mailing list please contact the Picturehouse Education team: elinor.w@picturehouses.co.uk / 07967 047 401 lucy.o@picturehouses.co.uk / 07961 295 846 leah.b@picturehouses.co.uk / 07918 745 267Follow us on Twitter:  @PHEducationKeep up to date with our  Picturehouse Education blog www.picturehouses.co.uk/hackneycourses