Be a Successful Screenwriter

If you want to be a screenwriter - get out of the house!

Why screenwriters need to be producers and the importance of structure

Speakers: Dara Marks the writer of ‘Inside Story’, the hugely influential and acclaimed book about screenwriting.

Paul Wilkins of Starfish Films, who has written and produced feature films like the internationally distributed 7lives (with Danny Dyer and Kate Ashfield) and the upcoming The Last Weekend.

Friday, April 12th 2013 at 10am

88 Wood Street

Liverpool, Merseyside

Cost: £120 with one to one or £89 without a one to one, £50 early bird discount.

Preceding days: Follow @Conference121 and tweet questions about screenwriting and getting films made.


Arrival, coffee

Ways to network to make your script happen. Short clips, timelines, activity, snakes and ladders board to help people try and make the journey from laptop to silver screen.

11.30- 12.30

Screenplay structure

How do you structure a screenplay to ensure it works?

12.30 – 12.45

Coffee and tweets to Dara Marks


Collaborative screenplays online:

Plotbot, Celtx, Adobe Story, StarryID


Lunch, register for StarryID and tweet questions


What to do when you slide down a snake – How to use your problem solving skills to drive your script. Case studies of 2 filmed screenplays.


Q & A in response to tweets


My plan of action. Map your journey from where you are now to having a script made.




Live from California - Screenwriting Masterclass with Dara Marks


One to ones with 3 attendees