BFI Film Hub North – Writing a One Page Pitch with Philip Shelley

Finborough Forum – June 2020

Meet the Channel 4 Screenwriting Apprentices…


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‘Upskilling in Isolation: Developing Story Ideas & Honing your Scriptwriting Skills.’

The first virtual BFI Film Academy Lab focused on the process of developing short film ideas and turning them into screen-worthy scripts.

Philip Shelley Interview at the Watersprite Film Festival, Cambridge, 2017.

London Screenwriters Festival talk, ‘Writing for Channel 4,’ 2012


Greenlight Screenwriting Lab

National Talent Academy for Film & TV, Danú Media and Greasán na Meán Skillnet are delighted to partner with Philip Shelley as Course Director on a new Script Writing Development Programme for Irish screenwriters and script editors. Philip has run the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course for 13 years and through that has worked with much of the best new talent in UK screenwriting.  

National Film & Television School Blog Post

6 Guest Blogs I have written for the BBC Writersroom Website


A series of 13 dramatic monologues between 7 & 15 minutes in length – all eulogies / reflections about the deaths (and lives) of fictional characters.

Visit my IMDb page…

Other useful links…

Information about my role as one of the 10 ‘Masters who have led on dramatic writing training in the UK’ and my role on the MA Dramatic Writing at the University of the Arts London.

For the last few years, I have run a one day course – ‘Script-editing essentials – Introduction to Script Editing.’ For the Indie Training Fund / Screenskills.

A blog by writer Liberty Martin about my work on the MA Dramatic Writing, UAL London.

I have run a regular Script Lab in creating and writing TV drama series, also for the London Screenwriters Festival.

An interview about the Channel 4 screenwriting course with script executive, Xandria Horton.

An interview with the ‘Mighty Dragon’ writing blog.

Notes from a session I ran at Portsmouth BookFest 2017.


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