Once Upon a Time in a Screenplay: Narrative Structure

Where: Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

When: 22 April 2015 7:00pm to 10:00pm

For the very first time, fledgling scene scrawlers and accomplished act scribblers get the screenwriting talk they always wanted: From Syd Field to Blake Snyder, Vogler to Mc Kee, Seger to Huage and Parker to Aristotle – here’s a two hour master class from screenwriter and poet and composer, Martin Kiszko, that will navigate you through the landscape of screenwriting structure.  

Stopping off at eleven of the world’s greatest screenwriting gurus, the talk will examine their models for and approach to what makes the perfect movie narrative. This is a golden opportunity to understand the work of some of the world’s greatest story consultants and transplant their techniques to your fingertips.

Whether you want to base your work on the template of one, some or all of these screenwriting wizards, this talk will also unpick key screenplay narrative elements in the context of a popular movie and demonstrate how the very best narrative decisions are made.

Who is this for?

Anyone looking to write their first screenplay, improve a draft, polish a completed script.

Martin has had screenplays optioned and his screenplay The Bell was nominated as Best Brit Screenplay by the UK Film Council in 2005. He wrote and directed the short ITV drama Steps starring Oscar nominee Ron Moody. Apart from his extensive industry experience, Martin has also been a judge for The Pitch short film competition.

Martin Kiszko

Martin has composed and orchestrated over 200 scores for film and TV. Amongst these were the landmark natural history series Land of the Eagle and Realms of the Russian Bear, in which he pioneered the recording of music samples on film locations. The diversity of Martin’s material also embraces BBC, ITV and C4 dramas including: Black Hearts in BatterseaThe Levels, and The Uninvited. His TV signature tunes include: BBC’s NewsroundFood and DrinkOmnibusWildlife on Two and The Natural World.

Do come and join us at the Arnolfini on Wednesday 22nd April from 7.00pm to 10.00pm for what promises to be an excellent evening.

All the details and how to book can be found here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/once-upon-a-time-in-a-screenplay-narrative-structure-tickets-15470193766 on the eventbrite site.


Entry Cost: Standard ticket £20.00 | Pitch Finalists £4.10

Posted by: | 15-04-2015