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Writing For Animation • The Story Academy • Saturday November 4th 2017

The Story Academy / Barbara Slade

Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (GMT)

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Join renowned writer, creator and teacher Barbara Slade for an inspirational script-writing masterclass, held in the beautiful surroundings of Regent's University.

This intensive, one-day workshop is designed for anyone with a passion for animation. During the day, you'll learn the specific writing techniques you'll need to succeed in this exciting and rapidly growing industry.

The day includes lunch and refreshments.



Writing for animation offers the ultimate freedom! A leaf can fall from a branch, transform into a bird and a moment later morph into a terrifying creature with wings of fire. While a sequence like this would be nearly impossible to film in a live-action series or movie, in the world of animation virtually anything can happen, and a writer’s biggest constraint is simply that of her own imagination.

Writing for animation requires both strong script-writing skills and also a knowledge of the specific rules that are unique to this form. After years of writing features and working on successful shows such as Rugrats, I developed this workshop to teach writers what they need to know in order to succeed in the exciting and rapidly growing animation industry.

To ensure the best experience, numbers of participants will be limited, so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.



 In this workshop you will learn…
• About the basic elements that make up a great script.
• Tricks on how to make creative choices and think out of the box.
• How to create animated characters that your audiences will love.
• How to come up with 50 great episode ideas in one week.
• Techniques on how to write for your target age group.
• How action is used in an animated script.
• The nuts and bolts of format, page count, and scene length.
• What makes great dialogue for animation.
• What it takes to be a successful writer in the international market.


This workshop is designed for anyone with a passion for animation.



The workshop will take place in the beautifully inspiring Knapp Gallery at Regent's University, which is located in the lush surroundings of Regent's Park.




What are the entry requirements for the event?
We welcome anyone over the age of 18. A good standard of spoken English is required for participants to get the most from the day.

What time does the workshop start?
Please arrive at 9.30am to check in and to give yourself time to enjoy the refreshments on offer. The workshop itself starts promptly at 10.00am.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Regent's University is easy to get to. It's located in central London, approximately 10 minutes' walk from Baker Street Underground station. Parking is available in the campus car park on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of £15 for the day. Alternatively, there is paid on-street parking available on the Inner Circle, just opposite the University. For full, up-to-date transport advice, see and the venue's own website for more detailed information:

Are lunch and refreshments included?
Yes – tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon, plus each participant will receive an £8 lunch voucher to spend in the fantastic refectory at Regent's University. There is a wide selection of menu items on offer, catering to varying dietary requirements.

What should I bring into the event?
Please bring your printed ticket, plus a pad and pen to make your own notes.

What's the refund/cancellation policy?
We operate a 7-day-minimum cancellation policy, so attendees will only receive refunds if there are at least 7 full days to go before the date of the workshop. Also, in the unlikely event that The Story Academy needs to cancel the workshop, we will only be able to reimburse the full cost of the ticket purchased.

Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please show this on arrival.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact at any time if you have any queries, or visit our website at



Have questions about Writing For Animation • The Story Academy • Saturday November 4th 2017? Contact The Story Academy / Barbara Slade

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Regent's University London
Inner Circle
NW1 4NS London
United Kingdom

Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (GMT)

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The Story Academy / Barbara Slade

The Story Academy offers scriptwriting and story-development workshops by renowned writer, creator and teacher, Barbara Slade. Barbara's speciality is writing, developing and heading up high-concept television shows for the international market. She consults with writers, producers and channels, and leads intensive screenwriting and development workshops around the world.

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