What We Do / Script Consultancy & Screenwriting Training

Script Consultancy & Screenwriting Training

In addition to his production work – Contented’s MD Jonathan Rawlinson regularly works as a script consultant and alongside his teaching partner Simon van Der Borgh.

Since 1999, Jonathan and Simon have delivered numerous different screenwriting and development skills programmes for screenwriting agencies around the world, including the UK Film Council, Screen Australia, New Zealand Film Commission and the EU’s MEDIA programme.

This is a selection of the different short courses and project development workshops the team have run.

• Springboard – 6 Month short & feature film development programme for Screen Australia – Screen Australia produced 3 of the shorts developed each year and put the related feature films into funded development. 2 features have already secured production finance just three years after the programme began.

• Genre & Genre Hybrids – 3 Day masterclass for Film Victoria and Screen West.

• Character, Story & Structure – 3 Day masterclass for Film Victoria, Screen West and New Zealand Film Commission.

• North by Northwest – 3 x Project Development Workshop spread out over 6 months for the EU’s MEDIA programme.

• East of Eden – 3 x Project Development Workshop for participants in the involving Eastern Europe countries over 6 months for the EU’s MEDIA programme.

• First Feedback – 3 x Project Development Workshops spread out over 6 months for the UK Film Council & Skillset (UK National Training agency).

• First Development – 3 x Project Development Workshops spread out over 6 months for the UK Film Council & Skillset.

SPARK – 3 x Project Development Workshops spread out over 6 months New entrant writers scheme for Screen Yorkshire.

• First Production – 3 x Project Development Workshops spread out over 6 months for North West Vision (with additional workshops on the market for producers).

• Development Tools – Series of short courses for UK Film Council & Skillset, North West Vision and Scottish Screen.

• Jerwood First Film Shorts – Development of 24 short film scripts over 3 separate workshops in the UK.