Sunday 25th September 11am
Participation is free, but is limited to 10 Participants
Adaptation present a wide-ranging screenwriting workshop with Joe O’ Byrne. The workshop – with three sessions over three days – is suitable for any writers, filmmakers or theatre practitioners who would like to know more about the screenwriting process or who have in mind a pre-existing text they would like to adapt for the screen.
The workshop will introduce participants to how to structure a screenplay and the importance of characterisation, plot, story arc, and genre. It will also look at adaptation of a pre-existing text: a short story, a documentary account, a novel and explore the various difficulties and challenges. Following the workshop participants will have a clearer idea of how to go about writing an original screenplay as well as adapting and using the work of another author creatively and respectfully.
Joe O’Byrne is a playwright, screenwriter and director. He has lectured on Dublin City
University’s MA in Film. He wrote, with director Cathal Black, the screenplay for the film Korea, an adaptation from John Mc Gahern’s shortstory which will be screened as the Closing Film for Adaptation.
10am Ticket Free