Writing for the Screen

We are happy to announce our classes in Screenwriting, with Nick Bain

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Screenwriting 1

Introduces students to the skills of writing for the screen and in particular for the short form and series formats. The course emphasizes and encourages the centrality of creativity and self expression to successful screenwriting, in combination with established writing techniques. You will produce original pieces of work and become familiar with professional screenwriting conventions and practices, while also developing an awareness of the different elements of understanding required to create a lasting audience for a long running series.

Screenwriting 2

The course will give you the tools needed to produce a professional standard screenplay. The course covers craft and technique in the construction of a screenplay, gives an understanding of the workings of the industry and offers individual mentoring on your project. What you will produce: An industry standard treatment to allow you to pitch your project and an industry ten pager – the crucial opening of your script . Beyond this, the workshops are configured to suit the pace of participants. Whilst all students will master the basics, the more ambitious may even attempt to complete a full length feature film over the ten weeks – no small challenge but one we would fully support!

Nick Bain

Nick trained at the University of Birmingham UK and has taught screenwriting to Masters level at the University of Greenwich since 2011. He has ten years of experience of the film and theatre worlds, from Bollywood and Nollywood to the far eastern and UK systems and has developed script projects with Weinstein Co, Pressman Films and Essential Film and Media.

Nick’s recent credits include British thriller ‘The List’ (2013) and his first big budget Hollywood Feature film ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ (2015. Script Editor and Associate Producer) is soon to be released in cinemas worldwide, starring Oscar winner Jeremy Irons and BAFTA nominee Stephen Fry. His next film ‘What’s Going On’ was announced at Cannes this year and he is currently under commission for the screen adaptation of ‘What She Wants’ by International number one bestseller Cathy Kelly.
Nick Bain IMDB profile.


Writing courses offer a safe environment to share work and learn new transferable skills.  A friendly, fun environment is an essential part of this – one that may allow for exploration of Amsterdam’s cafes and bars to provide the appropriate backdrop for writerly chat after class!

There are limited places. Please sign up as soon as you can!

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Our location for Classes and Courses in 2018

Arie Biemondstraat 111
1054 PD Amsterdam

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