Stories for Screen - From Fag Packet to Film Festival 10am -6pm, Saturday November 19th

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Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton
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The University of Brighton Faculty of Arts brings together a day of creative workshops, discussions and screenings on storytelling for Film and TV as part of Cine City's Brighton Film Festival. With three strands offering the best ideas in drama, documentary and the academic, the focus is on stories that sell, writing that works and thinking that matters.

Workshops and Panel Sessions

With a keynote address, workshops and panel sessions with broadcast professionals, we explore what works in TV and Film. Industry experts already confirmed include scriptwriters, Nick Fisher (New Tricks), Sean Cook (Spooks) and Graham Duff (Ideal); documentary film maker, Jerry Rothwell (Donor Unknown); Head of Development and Executive Producer in Drama at Fresh Pictures, Philippa Collie-Cousins; BBC Editorial Policy Advisor on Independent Factual, Bryony Mortimer; and Espresso TV's Distributor and Producer, David Hooper.

Film Screenings

The evening's screenings plus Q&A at Hastings Electric, Eastbourne's Curzon and the Sallis Benny at Grand Parade reflect the wide choice of media, journalism and writing courses across the University's campuses.

Academic Discussion

An academic strand will include four sessions with 3 x 15 minutes presentations followed by discussions on the issues raised. We invite abstracts of 150 words that demonstrate evidence of research and/or examples of teaching and learning that bring together critical theory and creative practice in the field of writing for the screen in the following areas:

Deadline date for abstracts: 22nd August 2011

Tickets are £100 full rate and £75 concession.

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For more information, please contact conference organisers:

Jess Moriarty: (creative writing)

Gilly Smith: (broadcast media)