At last, we’re scheduling a couple of London dates for my Screenwriting Masterclass over the summer.
We’re still confirming dates with the venue, but they should be pretty central providing everything works out. The 2016 dates were hugely successful, with 100% positive feedback from delegates on the exit questionnaires. Phrases like ‘brilliant’ and ‘mind blown’ were bandied around. It was pretty awesome.
Here’s the blurb for the upcoming dates:
Ever wanted to write a movie or a TV show?
In this special one-day event, acclaimed screenwriter and lecturer Pat Higgins will take you through the tricks and techniques of successful screenwriting.
From creating characters to idea generation, from how to get those first words onto the paper through to constructing an emotionally satisfying ending. This is a one-day crash course unlike any other; jam-packed with inside information and ways to make sure that your screenplay doesn’t fall at the final hurdle. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a bit further along with your writing, there’s something here for everyone.
Be sure to bring a notepad (be that a tablet computer or good old-fashioned paper) and a sense of humour, and prepare to turbo-boost your writing career like never before!
Acclaim for previous events:
“Mind still reeling from your amazing workshop. So many ideas, so much info” – @itsMikeElliott on Twitter
“Unrelenting passion… I left Higgins’ masterclass feeling like I’d undergone a minor epiphany” – ShelfAbuse.com
“Brilliant” – MJ Simpson, leading genre critic
And here’s some stuff about me, just in case you’ve ended up here and don’t have a clue who I am:
Pat Higgins is a British scriptwriter and director. After writing and directing three internationally distributed micro-budget horrors, (TrashHouse, Hellbride and KillerKiller) Pat branched out with award-winning mockumentary The Devil’s Music (which won Best Independent Feature at the Festival of Fantastic Film in 2008). He’s been called the ‘Essex Auteur’ in Empire and ‘the Tarantino of budget gore flicks for style and dialogue’ in SFX.
For the last nine years, Pat has lectured on idea generation and screenwriting at various colleges and universities. His live talks (such as 2015’s acclaimed How Not to Make a Horror Movie) are regularly scheduled at film festivals. He is also very active as a script doctor, providing rewrites for features in the UK and the US.
He is the co-creator of the Death Tales series of films, (Bordello Death Tales, Nazi Zombie Death Tales) with Jim Eaves and Al Ronald, and was the original writer and creator of international cinema release Strippers vs Werewolves. Although horror remains his own screenwriting preference, rest assured that this masterclass is just as useful whatever your chosen genre!