From screenwriter to video game writer – how can you make the leap?

From screenwriter to video game writer – how can you make the leap?

Video games are nothing new (well, compared to the theatre they might be), but rather than brainless shoot-em-ups, gamers are demanding more engaging, emotionally affecting storylines alongside gameplay enjoyment. For this reason, television and film scriptwriters are increasingly looking at games as a new and improved medium to tell their stories. Here, scriptwriter James Henry explores how the Story for Video Games online course can help traditional writers make the leap to this burgeoning medium.

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An interview with BBC Executive Comedy Producer Simon Nicholls

An interview with BBC Executive Comedy Producer Simon Nicholls

What’s the key to great comedy? How can you engage the audience while still making them laugh? What should a new writer look out for? Actress, writer and producer Katherine Press met up with BBC Studios Executive Producer for Comedy Simon Nicholls to clear up all these questions and more in an exclusive interview for John Yorke Story.

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What is BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition, and why should you enter?

What is BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition, and why should you enter?

Farah Abushwesha is a BAFTA-Nominated Producer, Amazon Best-Selling Author, and a 2017 Screen International Star of Tomorrow. She’s also the Founder of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition, an initiative created to give talented fledgling screenwriters a headstart in the industry. Professional Writing Academy moderator, actress, writer and producer Katherine Press sat down with Farah at BAFTA HQ to talk Rocliffe, filmmaking and her top tips for new writers.

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Why we launched a Story for Video Games course

Why we launched a Story for Video Games course

There is growing recognition that great story is a key factor in player engagement and video game completion. But there are few opportunities to learn the fundamentals of story in a way relevant to games developers. Caroline Marchal and John Yorke have devised an online course for individuals and teams who want to know how to manage a gaming story better. Caroline explains more…

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