Residential Workshops

  • 2 or 3 Residential Workshops per annuum
  • Between 6 and 9 Feature-Film Projects per Workshop
  • Up to 1 Co-Writer per Project
    – board and lodging fee only
  • Producers are encouraged to attend at any time
    – board and lodging fee only
  • Up to 3 Participants without a Project may participate in the workshop as trainee story editors
    – this is designed especially for development executives, creative producers and anyone working with writers
  • 3 Script Consultants

Projects will be accepted for residential workshops at any stage of development. Anything from the barebones of an idea to first draft. Our inclination is that advanced projects may sometimes find greater benefit in conventional one-on-one consultancy, but where deep cleansing of the first draft is wanted, then residential workshop participation definitely has a proven track record.

Each Residential Workshop requires 7 full working days in situ. Travel days are extra.

The purpose of Residential Workshops is to create a collective dynamic around each project while placing increasing emphasis on formal, individual, one-on-one consultancy sessions as the week progresses. 

For this reason, the process tends to start with formal collective sessions, with a view to building a “safe space” environment, in which filmmakers can establish lasting professional relationships for the exchange of ideas and contacts. In-depth individual work then kicks in and occupies the greater part of our time together.

We believe that at least one initial Residential Workshop is advisable to set up the basis for a sound consultancy process. It is then up to filmmakers whether they wish to pursue the process through further residencies, or whether they prefer to engage in our Follow-Up Service.

However, in most instances, we recommend attending a second workshop, at the most convenient date, after whatever interval seems most appropriate, before engaging in our Follow-Up Service. The best way of proceeding will vary from one project to the next. Flexibility is the name of the game.

For what it’s worth, we should add that every workshop after the first comes at a significantly lower cost to participants.

Next workshop: 2023 September 27 to October 3
+ travel days on the 26th of September and on the 4th of October

If you’d like to attend the first workshop, please register by end of August, so we can make board and lodging arrangements. Otherwise, we’ll let you know when the next workshop takes place.

+ Follow-Up Service

+ On Demand

+ Fees

+ Application


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Additional photographs by Pierre, Rose & Séverine
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