Screenwriting Event with Anthony Horowitz

Posted on 30 May 2012

Film Nation: Shorts and BAFTA presents: Mastering Your Craft: Screenwriting with Anthony Horowitz

2.15pm-3.45pm, 16th June, Central Hall, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK

The 2012 York Festival of Ideas, Film Nation: Shorts and BAFTA present a free masterclass with screenwriter and novelist Anthony Horowitz, followed by an audience Q&A.

The 2012 York Festival of Ideas, Film Nation: Shorts and BAFTA present a free masterclass with screenwriter and novelist Anthony Horowitz, followed by an audience Q&A.

Anthony Horowitz is probably one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. Anthony has written over 35 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006. The Alex Rider series is estimated to have sold 13 million copies worldwide. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel. The House of Silk was published in November 2011 and was internationally lauded as the top title of the autumn.

Anthony is responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most beloved and successful television series, producing the first seven episodes (and the title) of Midsomer Murders. He is the writer and creator of award winning drama series Foyle’s War, which was the Winner of the Lew Grade Audience award for BAFTA. Anthony has also written other original complex dramas for ITV, particularly thrillers. Collision, a major five part “State of the Nation” piece was transmitted on ITV1 in November 2009 to seven million viewers a night. Legal thriller Injustice – created and written by Anthony for ITV1 – transmitted in June 2011, to widespread acclaim.

Anthony is currently working with Stephen Spielberg and Peter Jackson writing the sequel to the Tintin film and is also working on a screenplay for Warner Brothers.

Anthony regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers on subjects ranging from politics to education. Anthony has been a patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices and Kidscape since 2009.

At this special masterclass, join Anthony as he talks us through the screenwriting process, how to craft narrative for the screen and creating engaging characters.

Run in partnership with Panasonic, Film Nation: Shorts introduces young people to film-making, supports them in developing their talent, and films produced during the project are screened around the UK. Winning films will be screened in front of the crowds in venues during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012. www.filmnation.org.uk

Free but limited places available for 14-19 year-olds only.

To reserve a place please email laura@firstlightonline.co.uk for a booking form.

Screenwriting Event with Anthony Horowitz