Film Oxford has a self-directed Screenwriting Group where members meet weekly to critique each others’ outlines, treatments and scripts.
Perhaps you’re trying to write regularly or get a script finished. A group of fellow writers is a useful resource: somewhere to get feedback and comments, a place to try out ideas, a source of support and encouragement.
The group is intended for writers who’ve already done some courses in screenwriting and are familiar with the basics. If you’re a complete beginner you really need to sign up to an introductory course before joining a group like this. For courses at Film Oxford click on Training
Those with a background at Film Oxford will have done the Introduction to Screenwriting Weekend plus the New Screenwriters Workshop. Those coming from OUDCE (Rewley House) will have done the Introduction to Screenwriting or Script-Writing 1. We will also consider people who have done similar introductory courses elsewhere.
Typically, the group will read through a section from a work-in-progress, which is then critiqued. There are about 10 people in the group, so there isn’t enough time for everyone’s writing to be considered – in any given week the focus will be on the work of three or four members.
There is an emphasis on getting the outline/treatment developed to a high standard before work begins on the script itself. The review process is good-natured and supportive, and the outcome really is a better script.
The group meets at Cherwell School on Monday evenings, from 7pm till 9.
There is plenty of car-parking, plus tea and coffee facilities.
There is a small sub of around £20 per term to pay for room hire and drinks.
(This independent group is run by volunteers, and supported by Film Oxford).
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