We are pleased to present a screenwriting workshop led by one of Middlesex’s own lecturers, James Charlton, on Wednesday 25th March at 10.30-12.30. Learn about some of the specific challenges of writing for the stage – and some of the unique opportunities the stage’s non-realist potential gives you! Workshop places limited. Please book by emailing Sarah Wardle on S.Wardle@mdx.ac.uk or alternatively use the contact form below.
James Martin Charlton is a playwright, dramatist, director, screenwriter and filmmaker, living in east London.
An award-winning writer, he has written more than 20 plays for the stage, many of them produced by big theatre companies, such as ‘Groping in the Dark’ in 1996, ‘I Really Must Be Getting Off’ in 2005 and ‘Coward’ in 2012. ‘Fat Souls’ has won the prestigious International Playwriting Festival at Warehouse Theatre in London, where the play premiered in 1993. Many of these plays have also been workshopped by professional theatre companies across the UK.
His co-written short film ‘Best Shot‘ was nominated for Best Short Film at the North London Short Film Festival. Since 1996, Charlton has been Artistic Director of Friendly Fire Productions. Friendly Fire’s productions include ‘Gob’ by Jim Kenworth starring ex-Take That star Jason Orange at The King’s Head Theatre in 1999, which Charlton directed. He has also directed shows with casts of prisoners at HMP Maidstone, including ‘The Who’s Tommy’.
He has directed and produced a number of plays by other contemporary playwrights. He has written short film scripts – four of which have been produced – and two feature film scripts are currently in development.
James is currently a Acting Head of the Media Department at Middlesex University, where he has worked as a Senior Lecturer across the Creative Writing and in the Film degree programmes. He teaches scriptwriting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to that he has also taught in Birkbeck, UEL and elsewhere.
For more information, you can check out his website: http://www.jamesmartincharlton.co.uk/
North London Literary Festival 2015 looks forward to hosting James Martin Charlton as he conducts an impressive scriptwriting workshop. We look forward to seeing many of you aspiring scriptwriters attend at 10:30am on Wednesday 25th of March. Do tweet or email any questions to North London Literary Festival Twitter account @NorthLdnLitFest or by using the hashtag #NLLF15.
All festival events are free and open to all: students, staff and the public.
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