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Monthly Script Development Group

Join us on the last Monday evening of every month (except Augusts, when everyone will be on holiday!) to gain mini-masterclasses from established industry professionals and to get the input of professional screenwriters, Screenwriters Forum members and other writers like you on your work and ideas. Our generous hosts are Birmingham City University and the venue is  their Curzon Building (room C503), looking out across Millennium Point, Eastside Park and Birmingham City Centre. The venue is a short, well-lit walk directly from Birmingham New Street Station and Moor Street Station (about 10 minutes). If you’re thinking of coming, please notify us at in advance, as BCU’s security will be unable to allow admission to anyone who has not preregistered. So if in doubt, tell us you’ll be coming! That’s better than you arriving unannounced and unfortunately being refused entry. Arrive for 6.30pm so we can begin the sessions at 7pm. The sessions will run till around 9pm.

The sessions are built around the preferences of the attendees. Script Development Group attendees get to choose between many potential subjects and contributors for their mini-masterclasses, and to share any parts of their work that they choose to – or to simply go with the flow and learn from what other people share and the feedback they get!

The goal of the group is to secure every participant an industry commission, so that we can welcome them as a full SWF member. Feedback will be constructive and supportive but professional – if you’re keen on the idea of developing your writing in classes, but unsure that you’re ready to work towards becoming a recognised industry professional, you might prefer Ian’s open-access Creative Writing courses across the city.

The cost of the sessions is £20 per person per session, or £75 for five sessions if booked in advance. BCU’s Screenwriting students can enjoy a special discount – ask us for details.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our Script Development Group meetings soon! Email for further details.