Writers Lab

The Writers Lab will offer training in immersive storytelling for writers within the traditional screen industries – film, television, gaming – and operate a range of levels, from professional to new entrant. The stories of tomorrow will come from unexpected places, and our Writers Lab will draw in writers and ideas generators from across sectors and disciplines to explore the possibilities of immersive technologies. We will expose participants to new approaches, processes and understandings of story form.

StoryFutures Academy will run short Writers Lab courses, working to develop creative responses to key challenges in the immersive sector set by our world-leading creative industry partners. We will develop writers and story prototypes from a cross section of backgrounds and disciplines, with opportunities for at least 20 people a year. Our courses will give access to leading Creative Practitioners acting in Residence at the Centre. Drawing on leading partners, such as Punch Drunk, Writers Lab participants will benefit from new approaches to storytelling that help re-imagine immersive technologies as no longer a barrier between performer and audience but a shared participatory space.

Our Writers Lab offers participants’ onward journeys for their ideas, treatments, prototypes and screens – providing access to funding opportunities within StoryFutures Academy and its partnership, including our co-production scheme.

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