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March 2020 Sessions POSTPONED – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

March 13th, 2020 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

Unfortunately, due to concerns over coronavirus (Covid-19), we are postponing our workshops that were due to run in March 2020. Birmingham City University has taken the decision that all external events must be cancelled with immediate effect. This includes Screenwriters’ Forum sessions, which are hosted at the BCU Curzon Building on Cardigan Street. The affected […]

Catch us at these extra events in Autumn 2018!

September 19th, 2018 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

  Things are livening up on the networking front. We’re working with the new Producers’ Forum CEO Alison Grade on several fronts – feel free to send us any comments or thoughts about the PF and its activities for us to feed back to her! We’ll be presenting at the Forum’s Marketplace event on October […]

Autumn Script Development Group sessions announced: Visual Storytelling, Dialogue Workshop, Self-Producing and Assembling your Script Sales Package

August 23rd, 2018 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

Our popular monthly Script Development Group returns this autumn, taking over where our very successful (and acclaimed!) Introduction To Professional Screenwriting course earlier this year left off. See the full series of sessions (including how to get discounts) and book your place… at:! For all sessions, entry is £15 (£7.50 for BCU students – […]

Big acclaim for our Introduction to Professional Screenwriting Course – quality rating over 90% from over 50 feedback forms!

August 23rd, 2018 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

SCREENWRITERS FORUM sessions can improve your confidence and projects rapidly. Our Introduction to Professional Screenwriting Course in early 2018 (which is likely to run again in 2019) was rated by its 23 users (on a scale from ‘Very Good’ to ‘Very Poor’, in over 50 feedback forms provided across the course) over 90% overall, with […]

Introduction to Professional Screenwriting Course 2018

December 8th, 2017 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

Starting January 9th, 2018, the Script Development Group will be temporarily replaced by the Screenwriters Forum Course – “Introduction to Professional Screenwriting.” This course is for any writer of film, television, or video games, whether you’re a pro or a newbie still learning your way. Our aim is to help you on your way. Run […]


April 4th, 2016 | Members' News and Shows | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

Our member Liz John is a co-writer of this project! Details are provided within the flyer and below.

Our Public Launch Event, February 2016 – Gallery

March 9th, 2016 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

Images from our successful and well-attended launch event at the Mockingbird Theatre in February 2016, which also included a first screening for our jointly-written short film TAKING TIME and the launch of our Monthly Script Development Group! Thanks to everyone who came and supported…

Script Development Group gets underway on March 1st 2016!

February 11th, 2016 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

Join us at BCU’s new Curzon Building on Tuesday 1st March – and on first Tuesdays of the month from then on – at 6.30pm (for a 7pm start) – to get mini-masterclasses, insight and feedback on screenwriting and your work from industry professionals and your peers! Click here to find out more!

Screenwriters’ Forum launch event and film premiere – February 2nd 2016!

January 15th, 2016 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

To mark the public launch of our services for writers and producers, and see the premiere of our cinema-quality jointly-written short film TAKING TIME, join us at the Mockingbird Theatre in the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham on February 2nd at 6.30pm! The event will include networking opportunities, talks by our Chair Ian Kennedy and industry […]

Script development opportunities for filmmakers and writers with Screenwriters’ Forum – plus cinema-quality short film and other plans

November 2nd, 2015 | News | Ian Kennedy (Chair) | No Comments

By Ian Kennedy I was asked to take over as Screenwriters’ Forum Chair earlier this year (2015), and now we’re agreeing our plans I wanted to let followers of this blog know what we’re doing and how we can help you and your colleagues. The script development schemes we’re putting together will aim to provide an accessible, affordable way to develop […]