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Effective Script Reading for TV and Film

SCRIPT READING COURSE - Europe's #1 rated script reading course on how to find paid script reading jobs and analyse screenplays.

EFFECTIVE SCRIPT READING FOR TV & FILM is the first UK script reading course to place equal emphasis on the skills required to find paid script reading jobs, as well as write quality script analysis.

Here are the next course dates, scroll down to view more course dates and to book your place:

  1. Friday 25th April 2014 **Places Available**
  2. Friday 30th May 2014 **Places Available**
  3. Saturday 21st June 2014 **Places Available**

Our script reading course teaches participants how to analyse film & TV scripts effectively and produce quality script analysis, as well as delivering knowledge on how to source regular script reading jobs in the UK and beyond.

Our script reading course is ideal for those new to the industry looking to build a career in script development, sales or distribution, and is also valuable for writers, producers and directors looking to develop their script analysis skills, build contacts in development and earn an extra revenue stream from script reading.

The course focuses on how to deliver constructive script feedback to writers both in person and on the page, and participants also deliver a script report which will be marked by the course tutor. The course also delivers detailed information on the key production companies, distributers, sales agents and funding bodies operating in the UK marketplace, for whom script readers are vital.

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***5 Cast-Iron Reasons to train with us...***

  1. We have the best strike rate of converting people into fully fledged industry script readers, and due to our backers and industry credentials our course carries the most weight with executives.
  2. Our course includes indefinite, ongoing email/telephone support from the course tutor: if you need advice after the course is complete our door is very much open.
  3. Effective Script Reading is the only script reading course to focus attention on the skills required to source paid script reading jobs in film & TV (a very specialized skillset in itself, because these jobs are NEVER publicly advertised).
  4. Our highly detailed course handouts and contacts documents hugely accelerate participants' progress by highlighting different types of company and paid/unpaid script reading jobs, cutting out the vast amount of man-hours required to source this information personally.
  5. This is the only UK script reading course lead by a CURRENT, industry-trusted script editor presently assessing material for some of the top companies and individuals.


10am - 3pm (how to analyse a screenplay)
- Introduction
- What makes a good film script?
- A question of genre and commerciality
- Script analysis vs. writer feedback
- Elements, logline & grid-box analysis
- The painful bit: writing effective synopses
- Assessing premise & structure
- Characters who "leap off the page"
***1 hour break for lunch at 1pm***
- Analysing inherent screenwriting ability: dialogue, pace & visual flair
- In-depth script analysis and a look at sample industry script reports

3pm - 7pm (how to source paid script reading jobs)
- Who needs script readers?
- Finding work: the early stages
- Getting regular script reading jobs, and keeping them
- Guerrilla tactics and good recon: how to source those special script reading jobs...
- Industry overview: the key film/TV companies and individuals right now, those who pay and those who don't, and the etiquette/tactics of how to approach them effectively
- Recommended reading...
- Q & A
- Informal networking drinks with the course tutor

POST-COURSE ASSIGNMENT: After the course, participants then email a script report to the course tutor who will mark it and feed back via email. This assignment also contains an "Efficiency Test" which participants must pass in order to qualify to have their script report marked.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: our Effective Script Reading course contains some hard truths about script reading, and the film and television industries in general. Script reading - or indeed script development in general - is not a career one can simply "walk into". It is competitive and with this course we aim to provide attendees with a professional advantage***.

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LOCATION: Our script reading course is held in Industrial Scripts' offices on Newman Street in central London, moments from Goodge Street tube.

FEES: The course fee is £156.99 (all inclusive, no hidden fees), which includes 40+ pages of course notes including sample industry script reports), a contacts overview of the UK film & TV industries (incl. financiers, funding bodies, production companies, sales agents and distributors), a detailed recommended reading list, and refreshments. Lunch and networking drinks are not included.

PLACES: Places are strictly limited and participants are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Networking is firmly encouraged so please feel free to bring business cards, or your contact details.

BOOKING: Industrial Scripts is a Verified PayPal seller. To secure your place on the course simply select the course date you which to attend on using the drop-down menu below, click "Add to Cart" and then "Checkout".

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Simply follow the on-screen instructions to book using any debit or credit card via the secure PayPal link (***note: you do not need to have a PayPal account already in order to book with us***).


PRE-COURSE MATERIALS: Please note all pre-course materials will be emailed to the email address with which you send payment - ie. the email address you fill in when using PayPal to pay, NOT the email address with which you register for this site. Please check all email addresses and junk mail folders associated with your booking before getting in touch to say you have not received your pre-course materials.

BRING A LAPTOP: Industrial Scripts has joined the digital revolution and "gone green" with all its training courses. Please bring a laptop, iPad, Netbook, tablet or other type of personal computer or handheld device to the course, as you will be accessing your course notes and documents from a USB memory stick. If you do not know what a USB memory stick is, do not worry, the vast majority of modern laptops are equipped with USB ports. Please note it is your responsibility to ensure that your device can download PDF documents and Excel files from a USB stick on the day - there will not be an opportunity to get hold of the course notes at a later date. You will, of course, still be able to take written notes during the course and there will be ample power points to charge from in the event your device's battery is weak.

REVIEWS: Our script reading course has been extensively reviewed by past attendees, just click here to read what people have had to say.

EFFECTIVE SCRIPT READING course dates which took place in 2013:

  1. Friday 25th January 2013 ***COMPLETED***
  2. Saturday 16th February 2013 ***SOLD OUT***
  3. Wednesday 27th March 2013 ***REARRANGED***
  4. Sunday 28th April 2013 ***SOLD OUT***
  5. Friday 31st May 2013 ***SOLD OUT***
  6. Saturday 22nd June 2013 ***COMPLETED***
  7. Friday 26th July 2013 ***COMPLETED***
  8. Friday 30th August 2013 ***SOLD OUT***
  9. Saturday 21st September 2013 ***SOLD OUT***
  10. Friday 25th October 2013 ***SOLD OUT***
  11. Saturday 23rd November 2013 ***SOLD OUT***
  12. Friday 20th December 2013 ***COMPLETED***

EFFECTIVE SCRIPT READING course dates in 2014, accepting bookings:

  1. Friday 31st January 2014 **SOLD OUT**
  2. Friday 28th February 2014 **SOLD OUT**
  3. Saturday 22nd March 2014 **SOLD OUT**
  4. Friday 25th April 2014 **Places Available**
  5. Friday 30th May 2014 **Places Available**
  6. Saturday 21st June 2014 **Places Available**
  7. Friday 25th July 2014 **Places Available**
  8. Friday 29th August 2014 **Places Available**
  9. Saturday 20th September 2014 **Places Available**
  10. Friday 31st October 2014 **Places Available**
  11. Friday 28th November 2014 **Places Available**
  12. Friday 19th December 2014 **Places Available**

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