Many people want to become script editors, but how do you get your foot in the door? Story for Script Development tutor Matt Telfer explains the best routes into the industry.
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Multi-award-winning international playwright Simon Stephens shares his thoughts on drama, creativity and the musical structure of scripts.
Can an ad made for just £50 deliver more effectively than a John Lewis advert featuring Elton John and costing £7m? We break two ads into five acts to find out.
John Yorke works with a screenwriter as she learns to master the core elements of five-act structure: inciting incidents, moments of hope and despair, and the point of no return.
What are the rookie structural issues new screenwriters struggle with? Kieran Grimes explains the top points to master to make your script better.
Katherine Press asks BBC Studios Executive Producer for Comedy Simon Nicholls what the key to great comedy is.
Writer and story producer Ciaran Hayden answers questions about troublesome midsections, characters’ desires and how long to make a series.
Caroline Young, tutor on our Story for Script Development course, reveals the truth behind script editor clichés.