'Scriptwriting for Shorts', with Kate Leys (08 Feb)

‘Scriptwriting for Shorts’ with story editor Kate Leys

Leading story editor Kate Leys will be delivering a two hour session on how to turn your short film idea into a script. From character development to structure she will cover the essential things you need to know when developing your story.

This session is open to all filmmakers wishing further their knowledge in this area.

When: Monday 08 Feb, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Digital Lounge (2nd floor), Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG 

Price: £5 inc. booking fees

To book click here.


About Kate Leys

Kate is a feature film script editor who works on projects at all stages of development. Recent completed productions include SLOW WEST by John MacLean, which was a prize winner at Sundance 2015, and BABYLON by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain for Channel 4. She has been head of development at several companies including FilmFour, where she was based for five years and where she was part of the small team commissioning and developing some of the UK's most successful feature films including FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL and TRAINSPOTTING. She developed ORPHANS and brought in EAST IS EAST and GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, working with countless British writers and directors along the way. As head of development at Capitol Films she spotted LEAVING LAS VEGAS and THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD, and worked with talent including Roman Polanski and William Boyd. Kate speaks regularly at festivals and industry events including the London Film Festival, The Sarajevo Film Festival, The Edinburgh Film Festival, Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam, BFI South Bank, Creative England, Guiding Lights and Film London Microwave. She runs regular workshops at the London Film School and masterclasses in screenwriting for The Guardian. 

The Artist’s Cut is a Northern Film & Media initiative funded by the national lottery through Arts Council England, Channel 4, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Active Northumberland. For more info about 'Industry Know How' with Samm Haillay (09 Feb), including a link to register, please click here.


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