Start Screenwriting: Screenwriting Workshops at Tyneside Cinema

Event information

Where: Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG, United Kingdom

Date: Every Wednesday for six weeks, 18 September 2024 – 23 October 2024

Time: 6.00pm–7.30pm

Cost: £35, plus booking fee

Type: Library Workshops

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Six weeks of 90-minute writing workshops to help you start writing for the screen

Start Screenwriting is an introductory six week writing course for those interested in trying screenwriting for the first time or transferring their skills from prose or theatre writing. You’ll work with writer and performer Chess Tomlinson to learn more about writing for the screen. Throughout the course you will experiment with genre and build towards a final written scene. 

A limited number of free tickets are available to people for whom the cost is prohibitive. Please contact Margot Miltenberger [email protected]

“The classes made me realise and strengthen my passion for writing and say without fear, ‘I am a writer’.”

​      – Start Writing participant

About the workshop facilitator

Chess Tomlinson is a Geordie writer/performer who trained at RCS in Glasgow and is currently based in Gateshead. They received their first commission as a writer to be one of BBC Comedy’s Laugh Lessons 2021 writer/performers, filming Becoming a Karen produced by Storymade and NECHH, this was then nominated for an RTS Comedy and Entertainment award 2022 but didn’t win and got drunk. Chess has projects in development with established and indie production companies and is recipient of DYCP ACE, Screen Skills, Open Horizons and Comedy 50:50 bursaries. 

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