Thank you both so much – this week-end was amazing and is in my Top 20 best things that I ever did… You are a brilliant, inspirational team. In fact I still don’t think you realise quite how inspirational you are. After all that you have done professionally, I think it is so lovely that you’re ready to share your passion. So thank you both so much for the first step of my dream.
Wendy Lyotier, Lemnos, Greece
Learn Screenwriting With Two Expert Practitioners
We’ve both been working in the world of professional screenwriting (TV and film) for a combined total of over 40 years – and we want to share all that experience with you in our highly regarded screenwriting courses.
Phil Shelley is a producer, script editor and course organiser and Phil Gladwin is a highly experienced screenwriter. Both of us have a host of credits on some of the biggest TV shows in the UK.
If you want to know more about the experience we bring to each workshop then have a look at our in-depth industry CVs.
And now read down this page to find out more…
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I’ve participated in Screenwriting workshops and events in New York, Tokyo, Glasgow, Sydney… For professionalism, depth of knowledge, useful but no-nonsense feedback, and value for money, The Two Phils ranks among the best I’ve attended.
Alec McAulay, Tokyo, Japan, July 2013
Read About Our Latest Courses:
This is our flagship two day course that covers both the craft of writing and the business of building a career as a writer.
September 28-29: Special Guest is Chris Chibnall, (writer of ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘Torchwood’)
November 16-17: Special Guest is Lucy Gannon MBE, (writer of ‘Frankie’, ‘Peak Practice’ and ‘Soldier Soldier’)
These events will sell out. Read more and book your seat now!
This half day workshop is designed to help you practice and perfect your pitch(es) for the London Screenwriters Festival and beyond; get to grips with some top networking tips, and most of all to make sure you convert your LSF experience into meetings, script sales and employment as screenwriter.
This course is all about generating ideas for dramatic writing.
Whether you’re a screenwriter, playwright or radio dramatist, the idea of this course is that you come along with no preparation, no pre-planned story ideas, just an open mind.
It’s our hope that you will find the day intensive, jam-packed, and highly enjoyable – and that you’ll leave with some new and very exciting ideas!
Previous delegates have been sending us feedback on our screenwriting courses.
Click here to watch some videos and read some reports that tell you what people really thought… !
This Is What A Two Phils Weekend Feels Like…
- We are working professionals. We both have substantial script development experience for major broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV, plus many independent production companies. We continue to work at the cutting edge of the industry..
- Our advice is current, in line with the way the script process works NOW.
- We encourage our students to continue their working relationship with us to develop the ideas and lessons they take from our screenwriting courses.
A great screenwriting course providing excellent insights into how to write for, and work in, a highly creative and competitive industry. Highly recommended.
Eddie Coleman, London, UK, Sep 2012
Everyone who comes on one of our screenwriting courses gets lifetime membership of our thriving community – notably our private Facebook group.
It’s a constant source of insider industry information and a thriving community in its own right. The benefits go on long after the weekend of the course.
People are constantly helping each other other, posting writing opportunities, and even posting their own work for early review before it hits the outside world.
Find out what our previous workshop delegates have been up to since they’ve been on our course. Everyone who comes on a Two Phils course gets their own space to promote themselves and their writing.
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We hold screenwriting courses regularly but we’re planning lots of extra sessions, so do have a look to see what additional creative writing courses we’re planning.
Check our dates for the rest of the year.
The Two Phils workshop is cram packed with real insight into how the industry works and solid advice for anyone who wants to make a living from it. It includes sessions on how to generate original ideas and pitch them, how to develop engaging characters, how to structure your writing, how to approach the industry and how to develop your career as a writer.
Kevin Jordan, Torquay, UK, Jul 2013