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Monday, February 04, 2008

Speakers Confirmed for Mead Kerr Course

THE ART AND BUSINESS OF ADAPTATION

As 80% of last year's new film and TV projects were adaptations this course is a must for all writers and producers.

For those of you’ve who’ve already booked, and those of you still thinking about it...here are the speakers and panel members we have lined up so far – more to be confirmed later this week.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY. Peter Broughan (Bronco Films) Producer of "Rob Roy" and "The Flying Scotsman" on working with true stories and real characters.

MAKING THE PERFECT SQUARE. Hugh Taylor - MD of Birlinn Publishers and Jan Rutherford, Publicist - represents novelist Alexander McCall Smith, "The No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency". The author, publisher, producer and screenwriter all want the adaptation of a popular work to be a success. How can they best work together?

SCREENWRITER AT WORK. Bernard MacLaverty - award winning novelist, broadcaster and screenwriter of “Lamb” and “Cal”. Currently adapting "The Cone Gatherers" for an A list Hollywood director. Bernard will talk about his award winning adaptation of the Seamus Heaney poem "Bye, Child" and the techniques he employs when adapting material.

We are still in the process of lining up more speakers and this promises to be a hugely informative couple of days. All our previous courses have sold out, and we already have bookings from the throughout the UK. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to boost your career prospects.

DON'T FORGET: You may be able to claim up to 80% of the costs of attending the course from Skillset’s Screen Bursaries. If you're based in Scotland already, click here.

You can also see praise for our courses from previous attendees at our website.

THE ART AND BUSINESS Of ADAPTATION
Sat 15th and Sun 16th March
At the Scottish Book Trust, Edinburgh.
£120.00 inc. VAT and lunch

For more info or to book a place please e-mail or call us on the number below.

Kind regards
Clare

Clare Kerr
Producer
E: info@meadkerr.com
T: 44 (0) 131 554 4539
Website
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Check out the links in the article for more details about the speakers. Some fab people so far, can't wait to see who else is lined up. Anyone else going to this course or thinking of going? Let me know!

3 comments:

dwlt said...

I signed up on Friday. Just starting out on this screenwriting lark, so looking to learn as much as I can as quickly as I can. So it's just as well I found your blog, really - very handy!

Lucy said...

Cheers Dwlt - glad you like the blog and look forward to seeing you at the course. I'm the short loudmouth brunette! ; )

MJ said...

Thinking of going (finances permitting) - the last Mead course at the Scottish Book Trust in November was BRILLIANT.