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Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme returns Tuesday November 16 online on Tuesday evenings at 7pm to 9.30pm Inside: Award-winning screenwriter and director Eleanor Yule. Picture: Carlo D’Alessandro Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme returns Tuesday November 16 online on Tuesday evenings at 7pm to 9.30pm Inside: Award-winning screenwriter and director Eleanor Yule. Picture: Carlo D’Alessandro

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Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme for budding film and television writers in the Midwest

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Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme returns Tuesday November 16 online on Tuesday evenings at 7pm to 9.30pm

Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme for budding film and television writers in the Midwest

Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme Award-winning screenwriter and director Eleanor Yule. Picture: Carlo D’Alessandro

Award-winning screenwriter and director Eleanor Yule. Picture: Carlo D’Alessandro

Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board are delighted to announce the return of their Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme for budding film and television writers in the Mid-West.

First designed in the early 2000s, the Writers Factory programme has grown to be the gold-standard of screenwriting courses and has launched the careers of many successful writers.

This hugely popular 22-week programme is designed by legendary script-guru Phil Parker and led by award-winning screenwriter and director Eleanor Yule, known for her feature film ‘Blinded’ and her television documentaries with Michael Palin. Yule also teaches screenwriting at the Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University.

The programme will take place (mainly) online on Tuesday evenings at 7pm to 9.30pm, starting on 16 November 2021. It is suitable for aspiring as well as practising screenwriters who have a focus on writing for film and TV. Participants will compete a short script during the course and have the opportunity to pitch their script and receive feedback.

Commenting on the course launch, Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan said: “It is hands-down the best screenwriting course I have ever experienced and not only has it become a foundation for writers in the UK, it has also influenced and become adopted as the standard on many MA Screenwriting programmes there. This new version especially updated for Irish learners was a huge success when we ran it last year and we are delighted to see it return to help support the development of more screenwriters in the region.”

Supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board as part of their ongoing partnership with Film in Limerick, the course is offered at a subsidised cost of €100 per participant.

To find out more and apply please visit  HERE 

About Film in Limerick

Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager, Film in Limerick. Picture: Don Moloney

Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager, Film in Limerick. Picture: Don Moloney

Film in Limerick was established by Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well Limerick City and County Council and Clare and Tipperary County Councils.

Film in Limerick acts as a one-stop shop for filming in the Mid-West, supporting productions looking for locations, crews and support to film in the region. They are also active in training and up-skilling aspiring and emerging filmmakers and companies based in the region.

Innovate Limerick was established by Limerick City and County Council to help drive innovation and aims to develop Limerick’s business ecosystem and position Limerick City and County as one of the most attractive locations to start and grow a business.

With the success of Limerick’s Troy Studios, Limerick City and County Council has made film a priority in the region. As part of this focus, the council along with Clare and Tipperary councils joined together to recruit a Regional Film Manager to develop filmmaking infrastructure, create new training programmes in the region, and work to make the mid-west an attractive destination for foreign productions.

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The authority delivers educational services to over 34,000 students and learners annually. Its Further Education and Training Division offers targeted education and training to meet the specific skills requirements of employees and its enterprise partners across Limerick and Clare.

For more stories about Film in Limerick go HERE 

 For more information about Film in Limerick, go HERE

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