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Scriptwriting North was set up in 2007  with an aim to offer affordable and  informal screenwriting courses to all. Since then we have worked with 100’s of script writers in Manchester and around the world.

Our courses and groups are both for those of you who just fancy giving it a go and those of you with a serious ambition to write for the big and small screen.

Writers who have attended our groups have gone on to write professionally,  receive funding for their scripts, and have their films made. Many have won or been shortlisted for prestigious scriptwriting competitions and awards both in the UK and internationally, achieved MA’s in scriptwriting, set up their own production companies and now work professionally within the industry.

However we do not make any promises about where your script will take you after (and during our courses). What we can promise is to motivate, challenge and provide a friendly forum environment to help develop and nurture your writing. The most important thing is that you enjoy writing.

Scriptwriting North is ran by Beth McCann. Beth is a new writing specialist and script consultant.  Her career to date has been focused on supporting new talent whilst providing a platform  for them to move forward with their talents. Beth has an MA in scriptwriting and is a lecturer in Scriptwriting at various Universities across the Northwest. She was the director of the Fringe festival to Manchester International Festival for 5 years and has also worked for the Northern Film Network and the regional Screen agency as a Script Consultant.

Scriptwriting North’s Writers  – Winner of the Northern Writers Award with Channel 4, Shortlisted for BBC Writersroom Comedy scripts, Blue Cat Hollywood Screen writers Slam and BAFTA Rocliffe Children’s writing.  Writing for BBC’s Doctor’s, Casualty and 2 writers have been long listed for the Alfred Bradley Bursary. Several writers have had their short films made and currently have  scripts and series’s in development with production companies.

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