Screenwriting with Michael Chaplin
£3.50 per person
In this session screenwriter and playwright Michael Chaplin will discuss the film ‘Just Henry’ which he wrote for ITV, adapted from the novel of the same name by Michelle Magorian.
It follows the story of Henry, a young man living in post-Second World War Britain and struggling to come to terms with his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage. When his father’s medal for bravery is posted through the door, Henry decides to find out more about the circumstances of his father’s death, but his mum would rather he didn’t find out too much.
As the film is screened, he will present a scene-by-scene analysis of the screenplay and end product, especially the choices he made in plot and characterisation.
A must for any budding screenwriter, this promises to be an entertaining, insightful and lively event.
About Michael Chaplin
Michael Chaplin was born in 1951 in County Durham and is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and author.
His first career was in newspaper and television journalism, as a reporter on The Journal and then a current affairs producer in ITV, before becoming Head of Drama and Arts at Tyne Tees Television and Head of Programmes at BBC Wales.
Michael became a full-time writer in 1994 and has since written many series and films for television, dramas for BBC Radio 4 and 10 plays for Newcastle’s Live Theatre. The last of these, ‘Tyne’, was a hugely popular adaptation of his acclaimed book ‘Tyne View’, which tells the story of the great river that runs past The Word.
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