After running the Female Film Club for 3 years we kept seeing the same problems with many of our members:
We saw our members struggling with some or all of these problems and we were keen to find a solution as we knew they had stories that need to be told!!
Not only does she hold an MA and PhD in screenwriting, is teaching at top universities in London, she is also a writer, director and script consultant. (and she rises a kickass motorbike!) Her knowledge spans from academia to the practicalities of filmmaking. She teaches with empathy, understanding and a big dose of tough love. Under the guidance of Dr. Tracy students have gotten their scripts commissioned, finished and are now proud to call themselves a writer.
Dr. Tracy is part of the FFC Family and we are so excited to let you know that the doors to her new writing courses are opening soon.
'These are brilliantly crafted and organised courses that are thorough but not too taxing that I couldn’t do it alongside all my other life commitments.
I feel I have come out of it with a fundamental understanding of screenwriting and I have now finished my screenplay and am ready to get it produced.
'Essential for writers! If you need a structure to build your 'house', this is the course for you. I like the fact that they offer the toolkit because we can go independent later on with our film projects. Liza and Nicole is super cheerful and supportive, Tracy is an amazing tutor and classmates, they're not only classmates but a supportive community who want to connect and help each other out :)'
'The Screenwriter's Toolkit and Art Of The Screenplay are the perfect introduction to storytelling for screenwriters – it takes a somewhat daunting genre and makes it both accessible and fun! The courses really boosted my confidence and gave me all the necessary tools to further improve my writing. Highly recommended!'
You don't have to enroll into a £10k per year university in London, leave the house for classes, arrange and pay a baby sitter or miss cuddles with your dog to level up your screenwriting. All our previous students had busy lives and other life commitments, our courses are designed to fit around a busy lifestyle so you don't have to choose.
Online classes are 1,5hour on Mondays and you can join from anywhere you call home and will be joined by a community of likeminded international women.
You'll feel confident and secure in your screenwriting submitting your script to producers.
We noticed that there is such a need for learning the proper rules around screenwriting that the FFC and Dr. Tracy Mathewson made a 3 week course around it. So you'll be guided not only on how to correctly format your screen-story, but also on what makes screenwriting different to playwriting and other creative writing mediums, and how to master the form artfully.
In 3 online sessions on Mondays you'll learn:
In the FFC we believe that it’s easier to reach excellence with a supportive community behind you. In this course you will be guided through the Art of Screenplay with other creatives just like you, where you will be able to get accountability for your progress and work. You’ll have access to a platform together with other students and can share all kinds of idea’s, ask questions and be accountable to each other.
This course is for you if:
● You want to embark on a new creative journey this year and start writing your first script.
● You have written short stories, novels, or plays and now want to make the move into screenwriting.
● Screenwriting format seem daunting and inaccessible and you want to simplify it.
● You are unsure of what they mean when they say a screenplay is a 'blueprint for a movie’.
● You feel inspired and have a great story or idea for a script but simply do not know how to get it off the ground yet.
● You’ve written your first script and feel you need more help with structure.
● You want to start transitioning from writing your short to a feature.
Mondays March 27th, 3rd April, 10th April
All online from wherever you call home, through your laptop or phone.
Week One Monday 27th March
Anatomy of a Screenplay
Week Two Monday 3th April
Screenwriting vs Anything Else
Week Three Monday 10th April
*members receive 20% discount on FFC Courses.
-Paper vs Digital
-Why so strict?
-Spec Scripts vs Shooting Scripts (what you SHOULDNT be writing in a script when submitting!)
-Know your purpose, know your audience
-What it means to internalise and externalism action+emotion
-What do/don't you include in the blueprint for a film?
-What's the limit to detail in a screenplay?
There will be a quiz😏
-Explaining the Academy Nicholl Fellowship Criteria
-Examples of Artful Screenwriting
-Creating emotion on a page; knowing whose perspective you are writing from.
Q&A get feedback on your work
Mondays 6.30-8.00pm GMT
Join the Art Of The Screenplay Course in March/April
10 -week in depth Screenwriters Toolkit course starting in September-November.
£693 now available for £599*
Join the Art Of The Screenplay Course in March/April
+ 10-week in depth Screenwriters Toolkit course starting in September.
+ 6 month Alumni program November-May with weekly writing sessions and showcase.
+ BONUS 9 recorded theory lessons to watch all year round.
£979 now available for £700*
Receive the bonus
'6 writing tools to enhance your writing'
if you join any course now (expires 14th March).
The first three students that enroll into the Ultimate Writers Experience will receive a bonus online 1-1 session with Dr. Tracy of 15 minutes worth £99.
There are limited spaces for each course and they're only given once per year so make sure you'll get in on time!
Unless you've done an MA or PhD or got many feature films made this course will be useful for you. 'Essential for any writer' - Judith Jung
Yes, you'll definitely will be challenged and we encourage you to start with the Art Of The Screenplay Course. You can ask any question and bring examples of your own work/idea's to every course.
3x 1,5hour online sessions on Mondays, from wherever you call home.
Yes, we have writers that started off with Tracys courses and were not active in the industry before. Thanks to the course they have now created a great peer group in the industry and feel connected and part of it.
Yes, the rules and language are the same, in the Toolkit 10 week course Tracy adds things for students who want to write TV series.
The Art of the Screenplay will give you all the tools you need to write a feature film. You can use the same rules if you want to write a short film or TV series that is taken seriously by the industry.
Yes, often a major objection to starting to write is not knowing the structure and language, once you know that, the writing will be a lot easier to get started!
If you only miss one session of The Art Of the Screenplay that is fine, you will be able to do your homework and catch up, if you miss more then one session then this course is not for you.
If you are going for the Essential or Ultimate packages then we advise you to be at least 8 Mondays available between September and November.
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